President’s Message

DEBRE TABOR UNIVERSITY
A PLACE FOR LEARNING, QUALITY, DISCOVERY, SERVICE, INNOVATION AND PASSION
Ethiopia is one of the leading nations in the developing world. It has been successfully able to strategically place itself on the global arena to ensure nation development and global competence. Educated Man power is an important asset and a major factor which plays an important role in the country’s development. Researches have time and again reiterated that educated human capital countries are more developed. This implies that education is the only tool to solve various national problems and help in improving standard of living through the support of science and technology. Ethiopia, has already advanced in the field of modern education but there are many hurdles like the accessibility of resources, and its relevance. The country was lacking in building competitive human resource with employability skills and in the number required that matches with the developmental aspirations of the country. Due to these facts the government formulated Education and training policy in 1994. To ensure effective implementation of this policy, the government has come a long way with success in terms of transformation.

Debre Tabor University is a public university registered in Ethiopia approved and accredited by Regulation Number 229/2011 by the Ministry of Councils of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on 18 May 2011. Debre Tabor University is a young higher learning institution founded in a historically rich and ancient political capital of Ethiopia. Paradoxically, DTU is a young university founded in Gafat/Debre Tabor, a unique and historic industry and learning centre of Africa established by Emperor Tewodros II during in 1950s.
Since 2011, with the aim and vision of development of the country,DTU is changing often leading the way with new ideas and innovations. With in the last 8 years, it has been able to launch more than 50 graduate and undergraduate programs in major areas of agriculture, technology, health medicine, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, business, and economics. Immersed itself very quickly into research and community services other than education, it has established a Guna Tana Integrated Field Research, and Development Center.
Debre Tabor University has been an essential stakeholder in institution building, and has achieved remarkably. Strategic planning and a progressive roadmap have paved our way for 2015-2020 leadership goals. The strategic plan of the university focuses on ensuring quality and higher order learning, research and community service.
The University is extensively involved in planning futuristic and innovative curriculum and focusses on regular updation as per the industry requirements. This approach also focuses on the teaching learning process to be student centred in order to ensure sustainability and maintaining the quality of education and its value by aligning with the goals of nation building. The University focusses on equipping students with practical experiences and skills required to reduce the gap between what corporates expect and what the students offer.
In order to enhance partnership with community our research team works together with the community, business sectors, professional institutions and other stake holders.

Collaboration is an essential and an integral part of higher education system which is continually evolving. It is the way forward to truly adopt globalization, through new thematic models of agreements like the Amhara Universities Forum and other forms of multi-lateral collaboration, interdisciplinary research ventures involving teams of faculty and students, and the incorporation of internships and service learning. Now a days, the pool of our potential partners is expanding, as our institution seeks to engage with government agencies, private companies, and other organizations outside of academia.
For these reasons, it is important to understand not only the explicit guidance set forth in standards of good practice developed by various organizations, but also the spirit of the recommendations, and the broader, underlying principles that cut across program types and particular cultural contexts.

Collaboration is a foray in the strategic plan of Debre Tabor University, and is intended to serve as guideposts to help all those interested international partners to not only ensure the efficacy of our possible collaborations, but also successfully navigate the uncharted waters of future endeavours with Debre Tabor University, and the city administration of Debre Tabor, and the entire community around.
We look forward to our partners to share good practices and additional guidance that would help to build upon expected standards in the nation building. In the globalized world we cannot afford to remain isolated and disconnected with the world. Debre Tabor University is keen on building relationships and internationalization with counterparts in accordance with common overall institutional mission and goals It is true that the world of higher education and knowledge development has always been networked.

Now is the time for all institutions of higher learning to collaborate and cooperate towards common goals that capitalize fully on the rich possibilities of global engagement and that, ultimately, will help build a better world for all.
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Anegagregn Gashaw Ferede (PhD)
President
Associate Professor in ELT/TEFL/TESOL
Debre Tabor, South Gonder, Amhara National Regional State, ETHIOPIA
Email: ganegagregn@gmail.com (home)
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Do you wait for things to happen? Or
Do you make things happen?
My answer today is
WE ALL NEED TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!
TOGETHER WE CAN ACHIEVE OUR GOALS!