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About Aksum University

Aksum University, situated in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia, is located in Aksum, a city in the Tigray Region. The distance between Aksum and Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, is approximately 1,024 kilometers (636 miles). Aksum University is a public teaching university established in February 2007. With a focus on education, research, and community service, it aims to provide higher education opportunities and contribute to the development of both the region and the country.

Also known as አክሱም ዩንቨርስቲ in Amharic, Aksum University plays a crucial role in the region’s academic landscape. It offers a diverse range of programs and engages in research projects that enhance knowledge and address societal needs.

Academic Programs

Aksum University provides a diverse selection of academic programs spanning multiple fields, such as agriculture, business, education, engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Students have the opportunity to pursue undergraduate and master’s degrees in these areas, equipping them with comprehensive knowledge and skills.

The university places a significant emphasis on research and community service. It houses various research centers and institutes, fostering an environment conducive to scholarly exploration and innovation. Additionally, Aksum University actively encourages student engagement in community service initiatives, promoting a sense of social responsibility and active participation in addressing societal needs.

Through these programs and research projects, students at Aksum University are empowered to delve deep into their chosen areas of study and acquire expertise that will serve them well in their future endeavors.


Type: Public University

Location: Aksum, Tigray, Ethiopia

Established: in 2007

Map Coordinates: 14.123526, 38.732865


Web: http://www.aku.edu.et/