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Wachemo University (WCU) is one of the third generation public higher institutions in Ethiopia, located in Hosanna town, 230km southwest of Addis Ababa. Its foundation was laid in the current location in 2009 G.C

      The University commenced its function in 2012 admitting 538 students in 12 departments under 4 faculties. Currently, the University has admitted over 18,000 students in regular and continuing education programs in 48 departments under 6 Colleges, namely 1) Engineering and Technology, 2) Natural and Computational Sciences, 3) Medicine and Health Sciences, 4) Agricultural Sciences, 5) Business and Economics, and 6) Social Sciences and Humanities. In addition to these, the university has launched 4 new programs at MSc level in 2016/17 academic year.

Wachemo University is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service for the benefit of the citizens of Ethiopia and the world, and is dedicated to the discovery, development, communication, and application of knowledge in a wide range of academic and professional fields; it provides the highest quality programs gearing towards developing new understandings through research and creativity, and it also prepares students to assume roles in leadership, responsibility, and service to the society and the country at large.