Wollo University is located at Dessie in the Amhara region of South Wollo, Ethiopia, and is one of the recently founded universities in 2005. The University has two campuses, one at Dessie and the other at Kombolcha towns. The Dessie campus consists of College of Natural Sciences, College of Agriculture, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Business and Economics, College of Social Science and Humanities, School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Law and Institute of Teacher Education and Pedagogical Science. The Kombolcha campus is named as Kombolcha Institute of Technology (KIOT) for engineering and informatics. The University was established with a vision to impart quality education to the Ethiopian community to cater to their up-liftment and to accelerate the industrial and social development of the country.

Wollo University is a fast growing institute that envisioned to be one of the top leading University in Ethiopia and in East Africa at large in the following decade. Thus, it strives for quality education, research and community service. The University is now expanding its scope to Knowledge dissemination through research outputs by establishing online journals. The university has finalized all necessary preconditions to launch two online Journals, namely Abyssinia Journal of Science and Technology (AJST) & Abyssinia Journal of Business and Social Sciences (AJBS).



  • Create a competent, motivated, adaptable, and innovative workforce for the country who can contribute to poverty reduction, social and economic development through facilitating demand-driven, high quality education and training, relevant to all sectors of the economy;
  • Promote the entrepreneurial development plans of the country through incubation centers;
  • Offer research-led diversified programmes that are relevant to the country;
  • Prepare trainees with the necessary theoretical knowledge, attitude and skills so that they can fit for the purpose;
  • Undertake problem solving researches on local, national, and international issues and problems;
  • Create national and international value adding links.

 Mission Statement

Wollo University has the following missions to accomplish:

  • Provide quality higher education at all levels through regular, extension, distance and continuing education modes so as to produce competent professionals who can support the development endeavour of the country;
  •  Produce competent entrepreneurs who could contribute to the technology transfer endeavours of the country;
  •  Undertake researches that help to solve the socio-economic problems of the country and that can also add new values and knowledge to the society;


The Kombolcha Institute of Technology (KIOT) was established in the year 2007 under the Ministry of Education. It comprises of seven departments offering 5 year B. Sc degree programmes in Engineering and Informatics.

KIOT endeavors to be a centre of excellence in teaching practice-oriented applied technology education in which its graduates develop the required skills by way of industrial apprenticeships and internships. It is engaged in an interdisciplinary approach to applied research in technology and technology transfer as its core task, thereby creating an impact on the development of local, regional and national economies.

KIOT is a teaching/learning organization with a difference establishing sustainable partnerships for development and mutual support with the Industry, the business Community, National and International Institutions. KIOT is striving to reach its full potential in order to fulfill its social responsibility through the active participation of its students and staff in community development activities and public services. It aims to serve the society by bringing about positive changes and contributing to social transformation.