Haramaya University Campus

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Haramaya University Campus

Haramaya University Campus




Haramaya University Campus

Haramaya University is one of the oldest universities in Ethiopia. It is located 5 km from Alemaya, a town in the East Hararghe Zone, about 17 kilometers from the city of Harar and 40 kilometers from Dire Dawa.

The university was founded with the help of Oklahoma State University (OSU), accepting its first students in 1954, and the new campus was opened in January 1958 by Emperor Haile Selassie. OSU’s participation set a record for American technical assistance programs, with 60 professionals supporting the project at one time, but due to the lack of qualified educators this required a commitment to his endeavor from the University for several years; this degree of commitment was due to the personal support of the former OSU president, Henry G. Bennett.

Haramaya University was promoted from a college within Addis Ababa University to an independent university on May 27, 1985. For many years the university had been limited to only an agricultural curriculum, but in 1996 the university was given permission to open other faculties and departments.

Haramaya University strives to be one of the leading African Universities with international reputation by 2025.

Mission: Haramaya University Campus

Haramaya University is to produce competent graduates in diverse fields of study, undertake rigorous, problem solving and cutting edge researches,disseminate knowledge and technologies, and provide demand-driven and transformative community services.

Motto:  Haramaya University Campus

Haramaya University is “Building the Basis for Development”

Haramaya University Campus – Goal

The goal of Haramaya University is to evolve as an autonomous and independent (academic and research institution) graduate and research university with a competitive national and international quality and relevance standards in its academic, research and community services endeavours.


Haramaya University Campus – Core Values

Haramaya University is committed to the following core values:

Academic freedom: A strong commitment to a free and democratic academic environment where individuals inquire, investigate and engage in relevant academic practices and development.

Perseverance: A commitment and dedication to perform assigned duties to the best of one’s knowledge and abilities.

Good governance: The practice of democratic, transparent, inclusive, responsible and accountable leadership and management and promotion of the principle of equal opportunity.

Respect for diversity: A culture of equity and fairness in all forms of practices; a conviction for the respect of all people without sexual, class, racial, ethnic, religious, and regional discriminations.

Professionalism: A commitment to a high standard of professional integrity and ethics.

Collaborative spirit: Culture of working cooperatively within the University and with other stakeholders; developing the “we” spirit and joint responsibility.

Fostering creativity/innovation: Develop a culture for  generating new ideas, processes, services, technologies and entrepreneurial skill.

Respect for Nature and Environment:  All endeavors of the university should be environmental friendly.

Haramaya University Campus Academic Calendar

The University shall normally operate on two semester basis, sixteen weeks each, between September and end of June. The Faculty of Health Sciences (or the Faculty of Public Health Science and Faculty of Medical Science) and others such as the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, may employ a system of annual rather than semester course offering. The Faculty of Continuing and Distance Education may have a term system.


  • College of Agriculture and Environmental Science(CAES)
  • School of Animal and Range Science
  •  School of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
  •  School of Plant Sciences
  •  School of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
    Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Extension
  • College Of Business And Economics(CBE)
  • Department of Accounting
    Department of Cooperatives
    Department of Management
    Department of Economics
    Department Of Public Administration and Development Management
  • College Of Computing and Informatics
  • College Of Continuing and Distance Education
  • College Of Education And Behavioral Science
  • Department Of Pedagogy
    Department Of Special Needs
    Department Of Educational Planning And Management
    English Language Improvement Centre
  • College Of Health Science
  • College Of Law
  • College Of Medical Science
  • College Of Natural and Computational Science
  • College Of Social Sciences And Humanities
  • College Of Veterinary Medicine

ADDRESS Haramaya University Campus

P.O. Box 138,
Dire Dawa,