Madawalabu University

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Madda Walabu University
መደ ወላቡ ዩኒቨርሲቲ
Latin: Madda Walabu New logo
Established2006 (2006) (1999 Ethiopian Calendar)
PresidentHabtamu Teka (PhD)
7°08′35″N 39°59′56″E / 7.143°N 39.999°E / 7.143; 39.999Coordinates: 7°08′35″N 39°59′56″E / 7.143°N 39.999°E / 7.143; 39.999

Madda Walabu [2] University, one of the public universities in Ethiopia, was established in 2006 (1999 Ethiopian Calendar). The university is located in Bale Zone, in the town of Robe, about 430 km away from the capital city, Addis Ababa. The university has 42 undergraduate and postgraduate programs.[1]


The name "Madda Walabu" is given from a place where it is believed[according to whom?] to be the origin of Oromo people.[3]

Schools and colleges[edit]

The university has ten schools, one institute and one college.[1] The schools and colleges are:

School of Agriculture[edit]

  • Animal and Range Science
  • Plant Science
  • Rural Development
  • Agricultural Extension

School of Social Science[edit]

  • History
  • Geography

School of Business and Economics[4][edit]

  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Business Management
  • Department of Tourism Management

School of Language Studies[edit]

  • English Language and Literature
  • Amharic Language and Literature
  • Afan Oromo and Literature
  • Journalism and Communication

School of Natural science[edit]

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

Institute of Technology[edit]

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Information Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Water resource and Irrigation Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Hydraulics and Water Resource Engineering

School of Mathematical Science[edit]

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

School of Behavioral Sciences[edit]

  • Civics and Ethical Education
  • Law
  • Sociology
  • Psychology

School of Biodiversity and Natural Resource[edit]

  • Natural Resource Management (NRM)
  • Forestry
  • Ecotourism and Biodiversity Conservation (ETBC)

School of Agriculture[edit]

  • Animal and Range Science
  • Plant Science
  • Rural Development
  • Agricultural Extension

College of Medicine[edit]

  • Medicine
  • Public Health/Health Officer
  • Nursing
  • Midwifery

Institute of Pedagogical Science[edit]

Graduate Studies[edit]

  • Environmental Science
  • Teaching English as a foreign Language (TEFL)
  • Applied Micro Biology
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Biodiversity


  1. ^ a b c Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Madda Walabu University".
  3. ^ "MadaWalabu University - Educate Ethiopia Educate Ethiopia".
  4. ^ "School of Business and Economics - Madda Walabu University".