Wollega University

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Wollega University
Established 2007
President Professor Fekadu Beyene
Location Nekemte, Ethiopia
Website Wollega University Official Website

Wollega University (WU), also known as Nekemte University, is a university in Nekemte, a town in the Western Oromia Region of Ethiopia.

Establishment[edit]

Wollega University is one of the public higher educational institutions established at Nekemte in 2007. It is located 328 km West of Addis Ababa at the outskirt of Nekemte town on the 150 hectares of land surrounded by evergreen forest and natural scenery of landscape, and spectacular view of mount Komto. At present, the University, runs 60 undergraduate, and 17 graduate programs in three different campuses at Nekemte, Gimbi and Shambu towns.

On Sunday, May 27, 2007, thousands of Ethiopians including Abadula Gemeda, the then President of the Oromia Region, gathered in Nekemte to celebrate the official inauguration of Wollega University. The institution is one of the new Public Universities that was to be established under the University Capacity Building Program (UCBP).[1]

Undergraduates and faculty[edit]

WU started out with 1600 students. According to the UCBP, it currently has 4,048 pupils.[2][3] Wollega is found in western part of Oromia. The institution features 32 departments, with additional facilities planned. Wollega University also provides medical laboratory science training.[4] After renovations, the institution is expected to accommodate 12,000 students.

Campuses[edit]

Currently Wollega University has three campuses: Wollega University Nekemte Campus (Main Campus) located in East Wollega Zone, Gimbi Campus (College of Social Sciences) located in West Wollega Zone, and Shambu Campus (College of Agricultural Sciences) located in Horro Guduru Wollega Zone. From these respective campuses on 29 June 2013, 2492 students with various field of studies both in 1st and 2nd degree have graduated.

Science, Technology and Arts Research Journal[edit]

Science, Technology and Arts Research (STAR) Journal (ISSN 2226-7522 (Print) and ISSN 2305-3372 (Online)) is an international, open access, online, print, peer-reviewed and quarterly publishing journal in all fields of science, technology and arts on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions. STAR Journal is an official international journal of Wollega University.

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