Africa Higher Education
Health Collaborative

Addis Ababa University (AAU), which was established in 1950 as the University College of Addis Ababa (UCAA), is the oldest and the largest higher learning and research institution in Ethiopia. Since its inception, the University has been the leading center in teaching-learning, research and community services.

Beginning with enrollment capacity of 33 students in 1950, AAU now has 47,610 students and 8,709 staff. In its 14 campuses, the University runs 70 undergraduate and 293 graduate programs, and various specializations in Health Sciences. Over 222,000 students have graduated from AAU since its establishment.

Addis Ababa University’s mission is to produce competent graduates, provide need-based community service and produce problem-solving research outputs through innovative and creative education, research and consultancy service to foster social and economic development of the country. The University is proud to be included as one of 9 partner institutions in the Africa Higher Education Health Collaborative.