Addis Ababa University (formerly Haile Selassie I University) is a university in Ethiopia. It was originally named “University College of Addis Ababa” at its founding, then renamed for the former Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie I in 1962, receiving its current name in 1975.
Addis Ababa University was founded in 1950 at the request of Haile Selassie by a Canadian Jesuit, Dr Lucien Matte, S.J. as a two-year college, and began operations the next year. Over the following two years an affiliation with the University of London was developed.
The mission of AAU is to foster a democratic university.
Addis Ababa University Library serves and promotes the teaching, learning and research environment where information resources are made accessible for those who are engaged in the pursuit of knowledge and excellence in teaching, learning and research. The library primarily supports its parent organization, a student-centered and research-based higher education institution through provision of library and information services.
Addis Ababa University
PO Box 1176
Tel: +251 (11) 123 9800
Fax: +251 (11) 123 9729
Official Website: http://www.uoa.edu.er/