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The "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition is a large-scale international contest sponsored by Hanban, and is well-known in the cultural and educational exchanges worldwide. The 17th Chinese Bridge competition in Ethiopia was held on May 30, 2018 at Addis Ababa University. 15 students from Addis Ababa University, Mekelle University, Hawassa University, Jimma University and Arsi University enter the final.

The Addis Ababa University president Professor Tassew Woldehana and The Chinese Ambassador Mr. Tan Jian address the audience respectively. The competition consists of three parts: Prepared speech (3 minutes); unprepared speech (3 minutes); Chinese talent show (3 minutes). The score for each part is 100 point.

Chinese language certificate learners Fantahun Tsegaye wins the competition and he has also got the opportunity to go to Hunan Province, China to compete with the college students from all over the world.  The "Chinese Bridge" Competition aims to arouse the enthusiasm of students in various countries in learning Chinese and strengthen the world's understanding of Chinese language and culture. Confucius Classroom at Arsi University inaugurated on May 26, 2016. Currently, departments of Tourism Management & Marketing Management are offering Chinese language credit courses.

Arsi University Holds the 4th University- Industry Linkage Forum on 04 May 2018

Arsi University Research and Community Service Vice- President, His Excellency Dr. Kasim Kimo warmly welcomes the participants and remarks the opening of the forum by introducing the grand theme of the 4th University- Industry Linkage Forum“ Enhancing Education Quality, Graduate Employability and Industry Productivity through University – Industry Linkage.” The vice-president also asserts that deliver ology is the means where higher education performance has to be tested; otherwise, it is only hypothetical what we all have been endeavoring under the shed of higher learning institution. Therefore, the University communities as well as the industry sector have to work towards creating inspiring and encouraging atmosphere to produce capable graduates in all aspects of social interactions. To realize this, he states four major points that are to be implemented through university- industry cooperation: 1st designing appropriate technology and help students practice 2nd let industry professionals bring into university and help students by introducing the reality of working climatic situation 3rd placing university instructors to industry in order to relate the theory to practice, and they can understand the existing needs of graduates 4th creating industry related practical exposure for students so as to realize what they have learnt in theory, and the gap they have missed relative to the working environment.

Arsi University President, His Excellency Dr. Dughuma Adugna briefs that there are several projects which are being conducted by Arsi University to facilitate the academic environment for better teaching- learning, research and community service movements. As the president emphasizes, quality is a collective effort of higher education, industry and the surrounding community for a common ground that is the entire society’s life transformation. With this understanding, all the academic, research and community service activities have to be designed to solve the existing social problems; otherwise, the desire change is not achieved. Currently, there is a stiff global competition in industry and academic sphere of influence; therefore, we need to produce competent graduates who can fit the global marketing system. The industry sector has also to focus on the quality of the finished goods so as to penetrate the global market; or else, it may be limited in the given territory which would not bring a sound transformation in the country. Finally, the president appreciates the participants of the forum for their collective inexorable effort to bring a sustainable and dynamic advancement through University- Industry Linkage.

Arsi University Signs 2.8 million US Dollars MoU with Korean Government to Renovate the Dairy Farm Project on April 25/2018

Arsi University president, His Excellency Dr. Duguma Adugna cordially welcomes the Korean delegates, and he appreciates the interest of Korean government working with Arsi University in various aspects of the institution programs. The president also signifies that the University accepts change and cooperates with others for the improvement of community’s entire life since the main goal of public university is to enlighten the surrounding society.

The Korean delegate is of the same mind to support and work with Arsi University particularly in sealing gaps if there are financial and professional skills needs in the dairy farm project to modernize it. To realize this, the Korean government delegate signs to pour 2.8 million US Dollars for the expansion and capacity building of dairy farm development in a modern way which is quite different from the existing one.