Hawassa University

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Hawassa University
ሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርስቲ
PresidentMr. Ayano Beraso Hula[1]

Hawassa University (HU) (Amharic: ሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርስቲ) is a residential national university in Hawassa, SNNPR, Ethiopia. It is approximately 278 kilometres (173 mi) south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Ministry of Education admits qualified students to Hawassa University based on their score on the Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination (EHEEE).


The origins of Hawassa University was the establishment of Debub University ("Southern" University) on 22 December 1998 via a government proclamation.[2] Debub University originally consisted of Awassa College of Agriculture, Wondo Genet College of Forestry, and Dila Teachers' Education and Health Science College.

Debub University was renamed Hawassa University on 17 February 2006.[3]

Hawassa University was reestablished on 23 May 2011.[4]


HU offers 81 undergraduate programs, 108 Masters programs, and 16 PhD programs. In March 2018, the student population was 48,558.

HU operates seven campuses.

  • Hawassa College of Agriculture
  • College of Law and Governance
  • College of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • College of Natural and Computational Sciences
  • College of Business and Economics
  • College of Medicine and Health Science
  • Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources
  • Institute of Technology
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • School of Continuing Education


  1. ^ "President's Message". BahirDar University. 26 October 2011. Archived from the original on 17 April 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Council of Ministers Regulation 62/1999". Federal Negarit Gazeta. 26 December 1999.
  3. ^ "Debub University Reestablishment" (PDF). Federal Negarit Gazeta. 17 February 2006.
  4. ^ "Hawassa University Reestablishment Council" (PDF). Federal Negarit Gazeta. 23 May 2011.