Madda Walabu University: Bale Robe, Ethiopia

Madda Walabu University: Bale Robe, Ethiopia: one of the public universities in Ethiopia, was established in 2006. The name Madda Walabu University is given to the university based on the place name which is 227 Km away from the zonal town Robe to the southwest.

During its inception, the university launched with ten study programs taking 742 students with human resources of 75 academic staff and 20 support staff.  Now a day the University has 849 academic and 1600 supporting staff, respectively.

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Currently, more than 13,254 students are pursuing their education in 43 undergraduate programs and 14 postgraduate programs which offered in regular, extension, summer and in-service basis on two campuses. Other than these three campuses, the university also offers weekend programs at Ginir, Dodola, and Dell oMenna sites. So far, the university had graduated about a total of 11,735 graduates. The university has ten schools, one institute, and one college.

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  • Madda Walabu University: MwU
  • Type: Public
  • Location: Bale Robe, Ethiopia
  • Established in 2006
  • President: Habtamu Teka (PhD)
  • Total Students: 13990
  • Language: English
  • Admission mode: Online/Offline
  • Distance Education: YES
  • Total Colleges: 01
  • Institutes: 01
  • Schools: 10
  • Undergraduate programs: 43+
  • Postgraduate programs: 17+
  • Total Campuses: 02
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Madda Walabu University aspires to be one of the top five societal problem-solving universities in the country by 2025.


Madda Walabu University’s mission is to produce competent entrepreneurial as well as employable graduates, provide need-based community services and demand-driven/problem-solving research outputs through relevant and quality education, research, training, and consultancy service to foster socio-economic development in the country.


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