University in Focus – St. Mary’s University College, Ethiopia, Eastern Africa

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Did yStMarysEthiopiaou know?

-The St. Mary’s University College (now officially St. Mary’s University ) organised and hosted the 4th National Open and Distance learning Seminar?

  • -The institution, on 22nd August 2015, organised and sponsored the 13th International Conference on private Higher Education in Africa?
  • – SMUC also hosted the 9th National Student Research Forum


To be among the leading higher education centers of academic excellence in teaching-learning, research, publications and community services in East-Africa and contribute to the development of Ethiopia.


To offer conventional and distance education that is accessible to the larger society through reasonable tuition focusing on quality and standards in teaching, research and outreach services.


The goals of SMU are to:

  • offer relevant, diverse, learner-centered, and research-led programs of study;
  • prepare graduates with the requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes embodied in the graduate profile of academic programs;
  • strengthen assessment methods that validly, reliably and fairly evaluate measurable learning outcomes;
  • promote technology-based, innovative and inter-disciplinary learning environment;
  • augment student support, staff development, facilities and resources;
  • undertake demand-driven research on local, national and international issues and problems;
  • produce and disseminate research outcomes, teaching materials and other publications;
  • ensure the provision of need-based services to the community at large;
  • initiate, sustain and enhance a close network with local and international stakeholders; and
  • put in place a system that ensures responsibility and accountability towards the performance of tasks related with the attainment of the goals enshrined herein.


Background Information

  • Founder and President: Wondwosen Tamrat
  • Contact:, P.O.Box 18490/1211, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2 thoughts on “University in Focus – St. Mary’s University College, Ethiopia, Eastern Africa

    Tedla Haile said:
    August 28, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Thank you for updating us on developments at the AAU, and we are glad that you’ve posted our latest news. Please, note that it’s two years now since St. Mary’s has been upgraded to a fully-fledged university; hence St. Mary’s University. We want you to use this in your future communication. However, we haven’t changed our website accordingly after getting advice from webometrics.

      aaublog67 responded:
      September 3, 2015 at 12:10 pm

      This is well noted. Thank you

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