Monday, April 3, 2017

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in ETHIOPIA

The measure of higher education is how much accessible it is to the young people in the society. Each young person is not necessarily encouraged to seek advanced education by nature,  he/she needs role models.  Ethiopian higher education is mostly dominated by die hard me in both academics and administrators.  Such leaders should be educated on the value of diversity.  Here SOME EXAMPLES

School of Civil Engineering (AAU-AAIT)

I have looked at the staff profile of  the AAU  AAIT School of Civil Engineering. Following their website,   there are 22 PHDs,  35 MSC  and  54 BSC. The presence of women staff is dismal.  There are NO WOMEN PHDS,  there are 2 MSC holders and there are 6 BS holders.
For further information  check the website for the  School of Civil Engineering 

Electrical and  Computer Engineering (AAU-AAIT)

I have looked at the staff profile of  the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.   There are 18 PHDs,  35 MSC  and 48 BSC holders,  Among them  2 women with BSC,  4 women with MSC and  O women with PHD.

Mechanical Engineering (AAU-AAIT)

I have looked at the staff profile of  the department of Mechanical Engineering.   There are 13 PHDs, 38 MSC  and 23 BSC holders,  Among them  2 women with BSC,  2 women with MSC and  0 women with PHD.

Chemical Engineering (AAU-AAIT)
There are 24 BSC,  20 MSC and 9 PHDs.    Among this  there are 12 women with BSC and three women with MSC.  One woman is on study leave

Multidisciplinary Engineering (AAU-AAIT)
There are 15 BSC holders  and 4 Women BSC. There are  6 PHDS  and 2 PHD CANDIDATES, no women PHD.  There are  13 MSC holders with one  Woman MSC

Conferences at Ethiopian Universities

This conference will be hosted by Addis Ababa University- Call for Papers, ETHIOPIAN INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

How to Apply to Graduate School anywhere

In general graduate schools look for qualified young people to join their programs.  Here is what you do
1. Identify up to three to five universities  you wish to join.  Remember not all schools are the same.  Some schools provide good financial support,  some don't.  Some are considered excellent schools some are considered average schools.  Choose the school you want.
2.  Finding the schools is very easy.  Simply search them on the web.  For example you want to do "PhD in Chemistry",  use this as key for your search.  Every university that provides with PhD in Chemistry will come in the search.  Now  remember  the end of the URL  tells you the country where this program is located.   Here is an example
 dot edu  (.edu)= USA
dot.CA (.CA) = Canada
dot.EU (.eu)=  Europe
dot UK  (.uk)= United kingdom

3. Once you identify the schools,  then go through their websites and to find out the graduate application process , and the requirements,  as well as the financial aid package.   Everything is clearly indicated

4.  Now begin preparing.   Everything depends on the university,  each has its own requirements.   For example  for US universities TOFEL and GRE are requirements.   In their websites they indicate the minimum scores they need.   You can begin applying while you are preparing for the TOFEL and GRE exams.  In your application you can indicate when the results will come.

5. In general you need  a) Student Official Transcript  b)TOFEL and GRE results c) Three letters of recommendations  d) must fill the online application form and submit  e) must pay the application fee

6.  Regarding financing: make sure to fill out anything that has to do with finance.   If you don't have anything you can simply fill $0.    You can also indicate how much you can bring.   Remember your application will not be denied because you dont have finance.  The most important is to be academically qualified.
7. Once your application is in process,  you must contact the department chair or the graduate coordinator or any professor who you wish to work with,   tell them that your application is submitted, and you have financial needs (tuition and living expenses etc),  and that you need help.
If you are academically qualified,  you will be recommended for financial support.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bahir Dar University

Bahir Dar University is found in Bahir Dar Town, the capital of the Amhara National Regional State. The town is located at the southern shore of Lake Tana, the largest lake in the country. The area within which Bahir Dar is situated is endowed with immense scenic beauty and outstanding natural and cultural wealth. Lake Tana is full of abundant fish and other aquatic resources. Its water provides possibilities of recreation for tourist both from the locality and distant places. The historic churches and monasteries that are found in the islands and headlands of the lake are the mysterious hiding places of religious and cultural treasures of the country. The immense natural beauty and outstanding cultural and natural resources of the area have contributed to the emergence of the town of Bahir Dar as the political center of the region. Today Bahir Dar is one of the fastest growing towns in the country. (

Ethiopian Universities Blog

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