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Arsi University College of Health Sciences in Collaboration with Hirsch Institute of Tropical Medicine Hosts Workshop on Prevention and Management of Nosocomial Infections from October 9-12/218


Dr. Duguma Adugna, the president of Arsi University warmly welcomes the participants of the workshop. In his welcoming speech, the president appreciates professional activity like this is very important to mobilize the community around the teaching hospital to prevent nosocomial infections. The president also reminds that everyone has to keep the environment clean to prevent nosocomial infections. Lastly, he states that working in collaboration is very important to deliver quality patient care service around hospital, and he values the involvement of foreign professionals in the workshop.

 Next, the Dean of Health Science College, Dr. Nuwama Bifa presents highlight experience regarding the teaching and referral hospital hygiene and infection prevention activities. The dean asserts that professionals have to work hard to have a healthy environment in which the compound of the teaching and referral hospital entire condition must remain healthy so as to easily prevent nosocomial infection.

In hospital area, hands of health professionals are the most frequent vehicles of nosocomial infections, so standardized and monitoring hygiene must be practiced. Following Dr. Nuwama’s presentation, a number of participants raised discourse like argument concerning what is presented in theory, and what is realized on the ground? The presenter on the other hand admits there is gap in prevention area because of water shortage and some facilities problem, but the college will work hard to seal the existing gap.

As Mr. Tafese Beyene explains, the objective of this workshop is to create exposure for experience sharing and competence maximizing towards how to fight nosocomial infection to have a healthy atmosphere.Adding to this, he appreciates Hirsch Institute of Tropical Medicine for the provision of financial and technical support in research project and other community service activities.The institute has done great jobs in Arsi University to create a sustainable health sphere of influence in the hospital since 2013.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 12:10

Call for Papers

College of Education and Behavioral Science, Arsi University, warmly invites interested researchers, academia, and practitioners in the area of education and behavioral Sciences to present their original research findings on the 5th Annual National Research Conference organized by the college.

Conference Theme: Quality Education for Sustainable Socioeconomic Development in




  • Access, relevance, equity, and quality of education in Ethiopia
  • Quality of education in higher education institutions.
  • Multicultural, special needs and inclusive education, and community empowerment
  • Teachers’ professional development
  • Teaching, learning, and assessment.
  • Psychosocial issues in education
  • Education and health
  • Education and social change
  • Child care, education, and development
  • Indigenous knowledge for education and innovation.
  • ICT in instructional processes
  • Education, entrepreneurship, and employment.
  • Civics and ethical education for peace and stability
  • Adult education/Lifelong learning as the paradigm of 21st century
  • Education and innovative technologies, food security, and agricultural productivity
  • The role of education in enhancing micro and small scale industries
  • Education and environmental protection
  • The role of education in ensuring social justice, equality and equity.
  • Educational leadership, supervision, and quality education
  • Student behaviors and academic environment
  • Curriculum development and reform          
  •  Topical issues in education (HIV/AIDS, environment, gender)

Important Dates:                                                                                          

Conference date:    Dec.21- 22/2018

Deadline for abstract submission:   Oct. 25, 2018

Abstract approval and notification: Nev. 7, 2018

Selected full paper submission:        Nov, 14, 2018.

There will be modest remuneration for selected paper presenters.

     Note:   Abstracts should hold the following.

  • Title of the research with author affiliations and correspondence address (email and telephone number)
  • Focus on the selected sub-themes.
  • Length of abstract: Max.300 words
  • Length of full paper: Max 20 pages
  • Priority will be given to research papers not presented on other conferences.

Contact Address: College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Arsi University: Tel: +251 22 238 0237

Please send your abstracts to one of the following addresses.

Dr. Begasgaw Disasa (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mob. No. 0911 95 91 22)

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Arsi University Completes the Training on Educational Roadmap, 2010 Academic Year Budget Execution and 2011 Academic Year Budget Plan on October 3/2018

The University community vigorously participates in the three days training hoping to bring a sustainable change in the society’s life in particular and in the nation building in general. In the discussion, both academic and administrative staff produce constructive and well organized argument towards the existing situation of the country and the philosophy in which quality education can be realized. All the University academic and administrative leaders have been doing great job to coordinate and establish aconducive environment so that everyone can express his feeling without any flashback effect. A number of discussion points have been raised in the training, and the participants have carefully analyzed the proposed ideas to reach a holistic understanding regarding educational roadmap and budget execution.


Lastly, the president of Arsi University Dr. Dhuguma Adugna appreciates the staff for their relentless effort to participate in the training thinking to realize breakthrough in surrounding.

With the Initiation of Human Bridge Sweden born company, five biomedical engineers from Debremarkos Human Bridge Biomedical College have visited Arsi University, and they have done great job in their stay at the University. The engineers have provided technical and professional support to Arsi University Referral Hospital; consequently, they have enabled different medical equipment to be ready for service. This in turn, the University has saved more than 200,000.00 ETB which can be paid for equivalent technical service if it is purchased.


Dr. Illubabor Buno, the Chief Clinical Director of Assela Referral and Teaching Hospital appreciates the technical and professional support of biomedical engineers from Debremarkos Human Bridge Biomedical College. The director also values the effort of Human Bridge Sweden born company for the initiation of engineers from Human Bridge Biomedical College to visit Arsi University for professional cooperation. 

Lastly, the University President Dr. Duguma Adugna delivers a sound closing speech. In his speech, he acclaims the professionals for their technical provision, and he presents certificate for engineers to declare professional recognition for their great endeavor.

The University holds a colorful and splendid graduation parade where Academic leaders, academia, families, graduates’ friends and great figures have partaken in the occasion. The University graduates 2081 students in postgraduate and undergraduate programs. Great figures and academic leaders expressed their appreciation to graduates in their remarkable speech that can motive graduates to interact in the community by applying their skill and knowledge what they have developed in the university stay.

The university president, His Excellency Dr. Dhguma Adugna inspires graduates to take part actively in the existing change of the country to realize the desire transformation of the nation’s economic and social phenomena. Professor Fikadu Beyena State Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resource is guest of honor of the occasion extends his gratefulness to students being they are graduated at this transformation period that creates good opportunitie4s for graduates like you to participate in different aspects of your country developments.

Finally, graduates, families and friends have been expressing the pleasure through shouting, thrilling, enchanting and having various forms of enjoyments to rejoice the ceremony.

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.