Jimma University

Jimma University
HE Institution
Year of foundation: 
Member since: 
Jimma University
Parent Institution's name (english translation): 
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Ministry of Education
Parent Institution's name (original language): 
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Ministry of Education


Institutional postal address: 
Jimma University Office of the President Oromia Country PO BOX 378 Jimma, Ethiopia
Institutional e-mail: 
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Mission / Vision

Jimma University is a center of academic excellence in integrating, training, research and services. The University trains higher caliber professionals at undergraduate and postgraduate levels through its cherished and innovative communities -based (CBTP), team based (TTP) and research based (SRSP) educational approach. The University is making every endeavor to address the societal needs and promote holistic and sustainable development in the country.


The University has the following objectives to attain:

  • Train competent and responsive professionals who can address the community's problems through innovative and practical means.
  • Promote the philosophy of community based (CBE) with the aim of bringing about palpable change in the community through active community participation and inter-sectoral collaboration.
  • Contribute to societal development through the training of responsible professionals, the conduct of high quality relevant research and professional advocacy.
  • Promote the principles of educational equity irrespective of ethnicity, religion, sex and political background.
  • Promote women's participation in all spheres of development.
  • Strengthen partnerships and linkages with local and international institutions for the purpose of rendering high quality training, applied research and service

Main activities

Jimma University has three core activities to do:

  • Teaching
  • Research, consultancy and extension
  • Providing services to the community


  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government