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College of Natural Sciences


About this center

Modern higher education in Ethiopia began with the founding of the University College of Addis Ababa on March 20, 1950. When formal lectures started in the College on December 11, 1950, the Faculty of Science, one of the only two Faculties then, had only two departments or sections, known as Section A and Section B. In Section A, students were given basic training in Engineering, which would enable them to go abroad to specialize in one of the many branches of Engineering, whereas those in Section B were prepared for Medical School as well as for further studies in Biology and allied fields.

In 1956-57 the Faculty took a step forward by changing the three-year Section B program into a four-year B.Sc. degree program in Biology. By 1959-60, there were three B.Sc. degree offering programs in the following combination of subjects: Course A -Mathematics and Physics; Course B -Biology and Chemistry; and Course C -Chemistry and Geology. Similarly, in 1959-60, the Section A program was amalgamated with the newly established Engineering College.

When the Haile Selassie I University was established in 1961, the Faculty of Science was reorganized into five teaching Departments, all offering B.Sc. degree programs. These were the Departments of: Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics. A Forestry Department, the Natural History Museum and the National Herbarium were established a little later, while a Statistical Training Centre was opened in the Department of Mathematics, center that developed into a full-fledged Department of Statistics in the early 1970s.

The Geophysical Observatory was founded in response to a request made by the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics to the University College of Addis Ababa. A permanent geomagnetic observatory was opened on the campus of the College in 1957 as the contribution of Ethiopia to the International Geophysical Year 1957-58. A seismic unit was subsequently installed in 1959.

Current status of the College of Natural and Computational Sciences
The College of Natural and Computational Sciences in its more than 50 years of establishment has gone through various stages of development. Currently, the College comprises eight departments, two schools, two institutes, and three multidisciplinary programs offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

The College of Natural Sciences has a Dean and three Associate Deans (Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, and Associate Dean for Research and Technology Transfer).

Details

University
Founded in 1950
35 Courses

Center Locations

Location NameAddress 1Address 2Post CodeCityProvinceCountry
College of Natural SciencesP. O. Box: 1176Addis AbabaEthiopia

Courses List

  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • On Campus
  • Addis Ababa
  • Start Date: Flexible start
  • Price on application

  • Master/MBA
  • On Campus
  • Addis Ababa
  • Start Date: Flexible start
  • Price on application

  • PhD/DPhil
  • On Campus
  • Addis Ababa
  • Start Date: Flexible start
  • Price on application

  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • On Campus
  • Addis Ababa
  • Start Date: Flexible start
  • Price on application

  • PhD/DPhil
  • On Campus
  • Addis Ababa
  • Start Date: Flexible start
  • Price on application

  • PhD/DPhil
  • On Campus
  • Addis Ababa
  • Start Date: Flexible start
  • Price on application

  • Master/MBA
  • On Campus
  • Addis Ababa
  • Start Date: Flexible start
  • Price on application

The MSc program of the Department of Statistics was launched in 1983. Since the launch the program has gone through three review processes. The latest review took place in 2008. The existing program was developed based on the views of stakeholders obtained from opinion surveys and workshops in which organizations and alumni were asked, among others, about their manpower requirements and the courses relevant and irrelevant to the world of work and to national needs. The MSc program mission and goals are clearly defined and aligned with the mission and goals of AAU.The main objective of the program is to advance the mission of the department through achieving excellence in the thr...

  • Master/MBA
  • On Campus
  • Addis Ababa
  • Start Date: Flexible start
  • Price on application

The general objective of the MSc Program is to produce quality, trained manpower and conduct research in priority areas that cater for Ethiopia‘s developmental needs and environmental challenges, as well as to satisfy the national demand in the areas of plant biological education and research.

  • Master/MBA
  • On Campus
  • Addis Ababa
  • Start Date: Flexible start
  • Price on application

The Department of Chemistry at AAU serves the country by advancing and disseminating knowledge, by educating students, by catalyzing economic development, and by providing scientific leadership in the chemical sciences. The Department strives to strengthen its capacity to teach and conduct research. It continues to employ experienced academic and technical staff and acquire modern instruments to nurture existing and emerging programs. This will not only greatly enhance its graduate training capacity but will also enable it to support the academic activities of the emerging universities in the country.

  • Master/MBA
  • On Campus
  • Addis Ababa
  • Start Date: Flexible start
  • Price on application

The Department of Chemistry at AAU serves the country by advancing and disseminating knowledge, by educating students, by catalyzing economic development, and by providing scientific leadership in the chemical sciences. The Department strives to strengthen its capacity to teach and conduct research. It continues to employ experienced academic and technical staff and acquire modern instruments to nurture existing and emerging programs. This will not only greatly enhance its graduate training capacity but will also enable it to support the academic activities of the emerging universities in the country.

  • PhD/DPhil
  • On Campus
  • Addis Ababa
  • Start Date: Flexible start
  • Price on application

The main objectives of the PhD program are to:train graduate students who would eventually become academic staff of higher educational and research institutions;initiate, promote, and foster research in various areas of physics.

  • PhD/DPhil
  • On Campus
  • Addis Ababa
  • Start Date: Flexible start
  • Price on application

  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • On Campus
  • Addis Ababa
  • Start Date: Flexible start
  • Price on application

The BSc in Computer Science program of the Department has been running since 1993. Since then, more than a thousand students have graduated from both the regular and evening programs. The current average yearly intake capacity in the regular program is 160, while it is 100 in the evening scheme.

  • Master/MBA
  • On Campus
  • Addis Ababa
  • Start Date: Flexible start
  • Price on application

  • Master/MBA
  • On Campus
  • Addis Ababa
  • Start Date: Flexible start
  • Price on application

  • Master/MBA
  • On Campus
  • Addis Ababa
  • Start Date: Flexible start
  • Price on application

  • Master/MBA
  • On Campus
  • Addis Ababa
  • Start Date: Flexible start
  • Price on application

  • Master/MBA
  • On Campus
  • Addis Ababa
  • Start Date: Flexible start
  • Price on application

  • PhD/DPhil
  • On Campus
  • Addis Ababa
  • Start Date: Flexible start
  • Price on application

  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • On Campus
  • Addis Ababa
  • Start Date: Flexible start
  • Price on application