Adama Science and Technology University - ASTU • Adama, Ethiopa
Nazareth Technical College (NTC), as it was known then, was founded in 1993, and educated its students solely in the field of technology. It then began to educate those who would become teachers of technology, and in 2003, business programmes became available at the university. Following this, engineering courses also began to be taught at ASTU, and in 2011, the institution was once again renamed with the title by which we know it today.
More than 2,000 students attend ASTU now and the institution is organised into seven schools, with two of these being based in the nearby town of Asella. The five schools on the campus in Adama are as follows: School of Humanities and Law, School of Business, School of Natural Sciences, School of Engineering and Information Technologies, and School of Educational Science and Technology Teachers Education. The two remaining schools in Asella are the School of Health and Hospital and the School of Agriculture.
In addition to its academic programmes, ASTU is also home to various ongoing research. On main campus, for example, is the Further Training Institute among others, and at the Asella campus is the Asella Model Agricultural Enterprise and the Artificial Insemination Institute.
In the future, ASTU aims to be considered a centre of excellence in the fields of science and technology, and to conduct outreach programmes in order to connect with the community as a whole.