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Wachemo University signs MoU with the European Union

Wachemo University signs MoU with the European Union Delegation in Ethiopia

Wachemo University and The European Union Delegation in Ethiopia signed an agreement on June 29 th of June 2017 to provide a framework of cooperation and facilitate collaboration in the areas of mutual interest.The major Objective of this agreement is to join hands for academic exchanges and cooperationto extend partnership and to promote collaboration in areas of education, community servicesand academic research.

On the occasion, Ergoge Tesfaye, Vice President for Research and community Service Wachemo University, made a presentation about the overall activities that the university is doing in the areas of teaching learning, research and community service areas.Dr. Tassew Gebre, President of Wachemo University, on his part further stressed that researchand development is decisive for accelerating economic development of a nation and it requires ajoint effort of various stakeholders and development actors. In this regards, he said, WCUaspires to be one of the research oriented Excellency centers in East Africa with a motto of “Letyour light shine in the Society” dealing with the societal problems and challenges. Consistentwith the national development agenda, the efforts of Wachemo University are geared towardsimproving its competitiveness while remaining locally relevant and engaged as a key player forcommunity development, he added.

To this end, all the participants from two parties, WCU and the EU delegates, forwardedconstructive comments. Finally, Dr. Tassew Gebre and Terhi Lehtinen, the Deputy Head of Delegation of European Union to Ethiopia, signed the agreement representing their respective institutions.