Addis Ababa University - AAIT

Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAIT)


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The Northern Campus of the Faculty of Technology is located on the main road between the main campus of Addis Ababa University and the Science Faculty in Addis Ababa. It has facilities for about 1000 regular students. In addition to lecture halls, classrooms, laboratories and workshops, the facilities at this Campus include an administrative wing consisting of the Dean’s Office with its auxiliary services, a bookstore, students dormitory and a dining hall, and a library having over 25000 volumes of books and more than 45 subscribed scientific journals. The Faculty computer center is also located in the Northern Campus. It contains a number of personal computers operating in a network with several terminals and associated peripherals. Besides, each department has its own mini computer center. The Faculty enjoys 24 hours access to Internet through the University wide area network.

The Southern Campus, together with the Institute of Pathobiology, occupies a site in the southwest of Addis Ababa, on the Jimma Road. The campus incorporates classrooms, laboratories, workshops, architectural studios, living quarters for staff and students. There is also a group of five traditional Ethiopian house to illustrate the vernacular architecture. The library in the Southern Campus contains approximately 12000 books, pamphlets and periodicals.

Dr. Dereje Hailu


Fitsum Melakau


Yared Getaneh

AAIT's mission is:

  • To educate prospective graduates, provide and create knowledge and develop skills in technology related disciplines most needed by the Ethiopian industry
  • To conduct technology-based applied research, projects and studies that are based on priorities that reflect the needs of the country.
  • To create an environment that is conducive to the cultivation of social skills and entrepreneurship among students and staff
  • To serve as a model for other educational institutions within the country and provide them with the necessary technological education and advanced training
  • To cooperate with all relevant stakeholders in promoting and developing local, regional and national technological know-how
  • To establish close collaboration between industry, the Government, the community, TVET and AAIT
  • To introduce key performance indicators in order to measure and constantly improve success in teaching, projects and research


The Institute has laboratories of soils testing, materials testing, hydraulics & hydrology, sanitary and surveying and use will be made of these wherever appropriate during course offerings. In addition, computer facility is also available to the students of the Institute in the computer centre of the Faculty where use can be made for appropriate courses.

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