About Injibara University

Ethiopia opted to expand higher education, on the premise that Education is a weapon to eradicate poverty. In
recognition to this fundamental principle, 11 new universities have been established in the second Growth and
Transformation Plan (GTP II) in which Injibara University is one of the 11 universities. The Cornerstone of
Injibara University was laid down on February 8, 2015 in the presence of his Excellency, Ato Demeke
Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic republic of Ethiopia. The second growth and
transformation plan is planned to be executed from 2008-2012 E.C.
Injibara University is situated in Awi Zone which is one of 10 Zones in the Amhara National Regional state of
Ethiopia. Awizone is bordered on the west by Benishangul-Gumuz Region, on the north by North Gondar Zone
and on the east by West Gojjam. The administrative Centre of Awi is Injibara; other towns include Chagni, and
Dangila. The name of the university has been picked from the name of the administrative town center. Awi
have traditionally practiced a land-management system which is well adapted to the local ecology, which
enable them to sustain the fertility of the soil and minimize erosion; this area is recognized as one of the most
productive area in the Amhara regional state.
Injibara University intends to produce competent graduates which can respond to resilient green economy
Initiatives of the Government of Ethiopia and beyond. The Green campus, Energy and curriculum will be the
brand of the University. The teaching and learning will be oriented to entrepreneurship and job creation. As a
result, the formal and informal curriculum shall be oriented to support green economy initiatives and
entrepreneurship/business development/. Creativity, innovation and governance shall be the day to day activity
of the University by putting feasible strategies, implementation modalities and periodic monitoring and
evaluation. The university is well situated and endowed with high rain fall that extending for a period of more
than 6 months, fertile soil, continuous water supply and Green Mountains. Integrating the research, teaching
and community service activities with natural resources conservation and utilization and advancement of green
initiatives is paramount importance in our training and research programs.
In recognition to the need to ensuring the access to education to the community and combat poverty through
education, Injibara University has been founded by the government and acquired land from the local
government to construct buildings and corresponding infrastructures. The local government has allocated more
than 200 ha of land through compensating the farmers. The construction and infrastructure development is
going on through the government commitment and funding. The plan for student and staff number by year is
presented in the following Table (Table 1). The mode of delivery shall be student centered and practical
oriented.