Kotebe Metropolitan University

The Kotebe Metropolitan University Ethiopia, the official website is www.kmu.edu.et. It is a reputed higher educational institute provides various undergraduate and postgraduate Program. Kotebe Metropolitan University (KMU), the former Kotebe College of Teacher Education, was set up within the Haile Selassie I University (HSIU) in 1959 under the name College.

At present, the University is running certificate, diploma, undergraduate, and graduate studies in its regular, evening extension and summer programs. The number of KMU staffs around 695 of which 272 represents the academic staff.

Kotebe Metropolitan University

The mission of KMU is to contribute to the sustainable development of Addis Ababa City in particular and the country in general by producing competent and responsible citizens at all levels through need-based curricula; conducting problem-solving research; adapting and transferring technology, and providing demand-driven community service.

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  • Kotebe Metropolitan University: KMU
  • Type: Public
  • Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Established in 1959
  • President:
  • Total Students: 18950
  • Language: English
  • Admission mode: Online/Offline
  • Distance Education: YES
  • Total Colleges: 01
  • Institutes: 01
  • Schools: 8
  • Diploma Courses: 04
  • Undergraduate programs: 21+
  • Postgraduate programs: 10+
  • Total Campuses: 01
  • Official Website: www.kmu.edu.et
Kotebe Metropolitan University (KMU)


  • Sub City Wo. 11, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Academic Units

KMU Comprises of eight Major Academic Units under which there are various academic

  • College of Education and Behavioral Studies
  • Faculty ofLanguages and Humanities
  • FacultyofSocial Sciences
  • College of Natural and Computational Sciences
  • FacultyofUrbanStudies
  • FacultyofBusinessandEconomics
  • Sports Science Academy
  • Science and Technology Innovation Centre

Upcoming Development

Future Directions Since Kotebe Metropolitan is the first city University in the County, the University targets to be a pioneer in addressing the problems of Addis Ababa in particular and the county in following colleges and departments;

  • College of Engineering and Technology
  • CollegeofMedicine and health sciences
  • Urban Agriculture;
  • Soilwork
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Cooperatives management
  • Hotel and Tourism and others based on the needs of Addis Ababa City Government.