Schools Ethiopia

Adama Science and Technology University (ASTU)

Adama Science and Technology University aspires to be both Ethiopia’s top choice and the best university for applied science and technology in all of Africa by the year 2030.

Through excellent education, market-driven research, and volunteer work, ASTU seeks to generate graduates in applied science and technology who are ethically upright and skilled. In addition, ASTU provides cutting-edge skills to support the socio-economic growth of the nation.

About Adama Science and Technology University

As Nazareth Technical College (NTC), which provided degree- and diploma-level education in technological subjects, Adama Science and Technology University (ASTU) was originally founded in 1993. The institution was then renamed Nazareth College of Technical Teacher Education (NCTTE), which is self-explanatory and reflects what it used to train: individuals who would become technical teachers for TVET colleges/Schools across the nation.

The introduction of business education was a brand-new NCTTE feature in 2003. Even though the new entrants were only intended for comparable ends, these graduates were also expected to contribute to addressing the current shortage of teachers in vocational institutions.

Despite having a short, two-decade history, ASTU has a colorful past that has shaped who it is now. It has always responded to the implementation of national policies, starting with the early training of technologists and then transitioning to the training of technical trainers and business educators to fill the shortfall in TVETs. The full-fledged university began establishing more academic programs in various fields after its founding as Adama University in May 2006, expanding beyond its core aim.

However, it did not start several programs in applied engineering and technology until it was designated as a Center of Excellence in Technology by the Ministry of Education in 2008. 

It was designed to be a university that followed the German paradigm when it was realized; it not only became the first technical institution in the country but also the only one to be managed by a German professor.

The following three years witnessed the growth of graduate programs, some of which (like a few in the undergraduate program) were exceptional to our university, despite the closure of some disciplines following the new vision and mission. University programs for the MA/MSC by Research and Ph.D. by Research were pioneered at this time. Before 2008, the university was divided into faculties, and Adama State Technical University had only one campus. Since two of the seven total schools are located in Asella, the university has now expanded its reach there.

School of Business, School of Engineering and Information Technologies, School of Humanities and Law, School of Natural Sciences, and School of Educational Science and Technology Teachers Education are among the faculties located on the main campus. The School of Agriculture and the School of Health and Hospital, on the other hand, are the two educational institutions in Asella.

In addition to its primary purpose, research institutes, and businesses are also housed at ASTU. The Further Training Institute (better known as FTI) and Adama Institute of Sustainable Energy are the other two institutions on the main campus in addition to the Institute of Continuing and Distant Education (ICDE). The Artificial Insemination Institute and Asella model Agricultural Business are both located in Asella, the sister town of the two schools.

The university has begun working toward achieving its goal of becoming a center of excellence in science and technology, allowing for the realization of objectives outlined in the Growth and Transformation Plan, since it was renamed Adama Science and Technology University by the Council of Ministers in May 2011. (GTP). To do this, a South Korean has been chosen to lead the university. ASTU is now establishing a Research Park, a first in Ethiopia, in partnership with stakeholders and other interested authorities. The institution is reaching out to the larger community as well and is now involved in several joint endeavors.

Faculty and Departments At Adama Science and Technology University

School of Civil Engineering and Architecture

  • Structure Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hydraulics & Environmental Engineering
  • Construction technology and management
  • Irrigation Engineering and river basin development
  • Architecture
  • Urban planning and design
  • Geomatics Engineering
  • Civil Engineering

School of Mechanical, Chemical & Materials Engineering

  • Thermal and Aerospace Engineering 
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Systems and Vehicle Engineering

School of Electrical Engineering & Computing

  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
  • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)
  • Department of Electrical Power and Control Engineering (EPCE)
  • Software Engineering Program under the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

School of Applied Natural Science

  • Applied Biology
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Applied Geology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics

School of Humanities and Social Science

  • Language Unit
  • Liberal Arts Unit
  • Social Science Unit
  • Sport Science Unit

FAQS about Adama Science and Technology University

Q. How many Students Does Adama Science and Technology University admit per year?

A. The University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational Ethiopian higher education institution.

Q. Is Adama Science and Technology University a Federal or State School? 

A. It is a public university.

Q. What is the cut-off point for Adama Science and Technology University?

A. Check the school’s website.

Q. What is Adama Science and Technology University Official Website?


Q. Is Adama Science and Technology University a good school?

A. Yes. The University is ranked 9th in Ethiopia, 6212th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in 13 research topics.

Q. Are there hostels at Adama Science and Technology University?

A. Yes.

Q. When is the admission form coming out for Adama Science and Technology University?

A. Visit the University’s website to find out.

Q. Who founded Adama Science and Technology University?

A. The university was founded as Nazareth Technical College (NTC) and was later renamed Nazareth College of Technical Teacher Education (NCTTE). The same college then became a university, namely Adama University (AU).

Q. What are the requirements for Adama Science and Technology University?

A. Refer to the school’s website to find out about this.

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