Dr. Abate Getahun.

About Us

About the President

The office was separately established in December 2017, under the Vice President for Business Development and International Relations, to enhance the University’s international impact and its benefits from international relations and partnerships. Before then, the functions of the directorate were delivered under the External and Public Relations Directorate.

To develop internationally, the directorate helps the University:

  • Do high quality, ground-breaking research that will have an impact on thinkers, policymakers, and business leaders world-wide;
  • Develop programs that prepare students to succeed in the modern global economy;
  • Create opportunities for international exchange with high quality institutions, for both students and academic staff;
  • Promote and publicize its strengths on the international stage;
  • Mobilize resources for the effective accomplishment of the Universitys main responsibilities;

It is believed that this office aims to help the University achieve a deep-rooted and rewarding international culture, and global impact in its work. Through its strategy, the directorate is designed to help WU bring about measurable benefits in a wide range of areas, including:

  • Improved cultural understanding between the University and key international partners;
  • Increasing, sustainable and diversified recruitment of highly-qualified students;
  • Recruitment of high-quality staff internationally;
  • Research partnerships which have intellectual value, longevity and impact;
  • Enhanced institutional reputation;
  • Increased international income through business, research, student fees, benefactors and alumni;
  • Better employment and exchange opportunities for Wollo University graduates;
  • A curriculum and campus, which is attractive to Ethiopian and international students who will be increasingly active in a global marketplace;

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