Arba Minch University

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Arba Minch University
Logo of Arba Minch University.png
PresidentDamtew Darza
Students35,000 (2017)
LocationArba Minch, Ethiopia

Arba Minch University is a residential national university in Arba Minch, SNNPR, Ethiopia. It is approximately 435 kilometres (270 mi) south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Ministry of Education admits qualified students to Arba Minch University based on their score on the Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination (EHEEE).


The nucleus of the university has its origins in the Arba Minch Water Technology Institute (established in September 1986). In 1993, Institute was transferred from the Water Resource Commission to the Ministry of Education.

On 20 September 2004, Arba Minch University was established by government proclamation (Council of Ministers 111/2004).[1] The University originally consisted of Water Technology Institute, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science, and Faculty of Social Science, Humanities and business, School of Graduate Studies.


Arba Minch University main campus

The university runs 74 undergraduate programs, 83 graduate programs, and 13 PhD programs. AMU consists of an institute and five colleges which are situated across the university’s five campuses: Main Campus, Abaya, Chamo, Kulfo, and Nech Sar.[2]

  • Institute of Technology
  • College of Natural Sciences
  • College of Business and Economics
  • College of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • College of Social Science and Humanities
  • College of Agricultural Sciences


  1. ^ "Arbaminch University Establishment" (PDF). Federal Negarit Gazeta. 20 September 2004.
  2. ^ Arba Minch University: Academics

Coordinates: 6°03′55″N 37°33′37″E / 6.065267°N 37.560156°E / 6.065267; 37.560156