Arba Minch University

Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2011
This was posted in Universities in Ethiopia

Arba Minch University is a research university located in Arba Minch, Ethiopia, about 500 km south of Addis Ababa. Officially inaugurated in 2004, it is one of the top widely recognized universities in Ethiopia. The university’s 2004/05 academic year enrollment is over 6,600, placing it among the top largest universities in the country. It is founded on 2 square kilometres of land, at the eastern foot of the Gamo mountains and adjacent to the vast low lying land stretching towards Lake Abaya which is part of the East African Rift valley

Arba Minch University is a non-denominational university which offers undergraduate and graduate programs. Before its inauguration as a University, it was known as Arba Minch Water Technology Institute (AWTI) offering a qualified course in water resources planning, design and development. AWTI was established in 1986 with the objective of creating a skilled and qualified manpower vital for the effective utilization and exploitation of water resources for various aspects of national development.

Arba Minch University has a mission of promoting democratic thinking, offering high quality education and training, conducting demand driven and problem solving research and consultancy, and rendering community service in order to contribute to the development endeavors of the country.

Arba Minch University

Courses Offered
Undergraduate Programs, Graduate Programs

  • Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer and IT
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Biology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • English
  • Management


  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Applied Sciences
  • Faculty of Business and Economics

Colleges & Schools

  • College of Social Science and Humanities
  • School of Post Graduate Studies


  • Water technology institute

Contact Details
Arba Minch University
PO Box 21
Arba Minch
Tel: +251 (46) 881 1153
Fax: +251 (46) 881 0279
Arba Minch University Official Website:

Arba Minch University