Ethiopian Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, organized a two day national workshop on ‘Establishing a feature urban laboratory’ in Mekelle University from October 13-14, 2017 at the main campus management hall.

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Prof. Kindeya G/Hiwot, President of Mekelle University, in his welcoming remark he indicated that the workshop will have pivotal role in giving insights as regard to the future architectural plan of our cities and towards their endeavors in the social, political and economic development aspect.The President also promisesthat the universitywill be cooperative and provides the necessary support to encourage the initiations.

Dr. Hadush

Similarly, on his opening speech, Dr. Hadush Goitom, Scientific Director of Ethiopian Institute of Technology addressed that the establishment of the ‘Future Urban lab’ in Ethiopian Institute of Technology at the university will have wide impact and it is aimed to address and entertain urbanization major subjects. It has been said the institute and the university at large will make every effort to make the laboratory a center of excellence in which scientific outcomes and problem solving activities will be accentuated. Thereby, this is one of the many activities that Mekelle University involves to practically show its concern and care regarding our cities and urban areas and our community at large, Dr. Hadush added.

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He also stated “The future urban lab will be a platform for scholars all over the world to come and research on different urban challenges and opportunities in order to really care about urban changes in sustainable ways.” And he calls up to the participants to review and enrich the Future Urban lab establishment document. At the last he thanked to the organizers of the workshop.

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Therefore, need assessment on Tigray Urban Planning and Development Bureau, proposal for establishing a feature urban laboratory in Mekelle University and experiences from different governmental organization and higher educational urban planning and designing institute are presented and discussed on the workshop.


Congratulations Dr. Afework Mulugeta Bezabih winner of the "Rising Star Award" of Oklahoma State University

"...Afework earned Ph.D. in nutritional sciences from the College of Human Sciences in 2009. He is an associate professor and Ph.D. program coordinator in the School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences at Mekelle University in Mekelle, Ethiopia. He was chosen at Instructor of the Year for 2013-14 and has conducted award-winning research, receiving a national honor for Best Multidisciplinary Research on Hepatic Veno Occlusive Disease. Afework also is a consultant to the Ministry of Health in Ethiopia. While pursuing his Ph.D., Afework was a graduate research and teaching associate at OSU from 2006-2009. Congratulations to Afework!"

Top Form International Limited has recruited four new Engineering graduates of Mekelle University in Thailand, Maesot. Negasi Alem, Abrehet G/Giorgis, Dawit Wordofa & Heran Bereket are the selected former undergraduate students of Mekelle University. The recruitment was done after a rigorous and merit based evaluation has been made by the company with the assistance of UILA and the faculty members.

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It has been known that some delegates from the company visited Mekelle University for collaborative partnership on October 2016. Afterward the university, especially through the UILA office, has continued communicating with the international company that eventually able the two partners to reach to this level.

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As part of the university industry linkage undertakings, Mekelle University has been working hard to create job opportunities for its graduates beyond the knowledge transfer, researcher and community service engagements that an encouraging outcome has been recorded yet as an academic institution. In this regard, the university launched a Career Center Office that is aimed to establish strong partnership with local and international companies that would create job opportunities and potentially employ massive number of graduates from the university. So far more than 30 companies have attended an exhibition in the university’s compound as part of Job Fair Event and this enables the companies to acquaint with the university students and essentially linking them to have face to face communication with the students and other stake holders.  

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The newly hired former students of Mekelle University have already arrived in Thailand, Maesot where the international company has one of its factories. According to the four new employees, the company management has warmly welcomed them at Bangkok airport and then taken them to the factor, henceforth, fully furnished accommodation and desirable meal and service is being provided by the company. What is more, the selected students expressed their heartily appreciation and gratitude to Mr. Macit Koc, UIL Advisor and one of the organizers of the Job Fair Event, for his relentless efforts and unreserved dedications that has been providing to make this partnership become true, and for his support during their course of visa process.

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Correspondingly, when asked Mr. Macit to comment, he added that this whole selection process was a team work from the start to the end. During this process he said, University academics volunteered to help for this student placement activity, those namely Dr. Tewodros Alemayehu, Ms. Samrawit Zewdneh Beyene, and Mr. Mubarek Kedir, deserve special thanks. In addition, Mr. Gotiom Tegegn, Director of International Affairs, should be thanked for facilitating the bilateral agreement. The students also thanked to Mr. Addy, Mr. Maximiliano and Mr. Paul for their support during their visa process and also the warm welcome to Thailand. The former students finally conveyed their thanks for the university management for creating them this kind of good international work opportunity at their level. ‘Thanks again we got the company that everyone needs to stay’ Heran Bereket added.

We really care!

The world heart federation celebrates world heart day every year in the end of the month of September since 2000. Every September a theme is coined to raise the awareness of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) to the global community and remind every community that CVD are major killers of the world’s population currently. This year’s Theme was “SHARE THE POWER” with three basic principles of prevention of cardiovascular diseases: Fuel your heart (eating and drinking healthy diets which influences our blood glucose level), move your heart (exercise which influences your Blood pressure and general feeling of wellness) as well as love your heart (stopping smoking one of the things that can influence your cholesterol level).

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   Theme of world heart day 2017