Haramaya University

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Haramaya University
Haramaya University
Type Public
Established 1954
President Prof. Chemeda Finensa
Students 33,555(2015/16)
Location Haramaya, Ethiopia
Campus Urban (Harar campus ), semi urban (Main campus)
Language English
Website www.haramaya.edu.et

Haramaya University (HU) is a public research university in Easter Ethiopia. It is located 5 km from Haramaya, a town in the East Hararghe Zone, about 17 kilometers from the city of Harar and 40 kilometers from Dire Dawa. The University offers 293 programs, of which 108 are undergraduate programs, 159 are second degree (M.Sc./M.Ed./MPH) and 24 are PhD level training programs.

To come to the university, train air or road transportation can be used. Assuming that the journey starts from Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia, daily services of the national carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, can be used. The journey ends at Diredawa and from there road transport is used. Regular Bus services and luxury buses, sky bus/Selam Bus, are available.



  • Haramaya Institute of Technology
  • Center of Excellence in Climate Smart Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation
  • Sports academy

International partners[edit]

Former HU presidents[edit]

  • DR. LUTHER H. BRANNON (1952-1956)
  • DR. CLARENCE L. ANGERER (1956-1958)
  • DR. LORIS A. PARCHER (1958-1959)
  • DR. RANDA J. JONES (1960)
  • DR. CLYDE R. KINDEL (1960-1967)
  • DR. MEKONNEN KIBRET (1967-1969)
  • DR. MELAKE HAILE (1970-1972)
  • DR. ABRAHAM BISRAT (1972-1973)
  • DR. AMARE GETAHUN (1974-1975)
  • DR. AREGAY WAKTOLA (1976-1977)
  • DR. DEMISSIE WOLDE (1977-1978
  • DR. EPHREM MAMO (1979-1981)
  • DR. MENGISTU HULUKA (1981-1985)
  • DR. DEJENE MEKONNEN (1985-1991)
  • DR. EPHREM MAMO (1992-1994)
  • PROF. DESTA HAMITO (1994-2004)
  • PROF. BELAY KASSA (2004-2013)
  • DR. GIRMA AMENTE (2013-2015)
  • Prof. Chemeda Finensa (2015-2018)

Notable alumni[edit]


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Coordinates: 9°25′30″N 42°2′0″E / 9.42500°N 42.03333°E / 9.42500; 42.03333