Message from the Minister Message from the Minister

Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) is a governmental institution that established for the first time in December 1975 by proclamation No.62/1975 as a commission. Following the change in government in 1991 and with the issuance of the new economic policy, the Commission was re-established in March 1994 by Proclamation No.91/94. The commission went into its 3rd phase of re-institution on the 24th of August 1995 by Proclamation No.7/1995, following the establishment of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia as an Agency.

Later on, in 2008 the government upgraded the Agency as one of the Cabinet ministries accountable to the prime minister and the council of ministers by the proclamation No. 604/2008 and reestablished recently too in October 2010 according to definition of powers and duties of the executive organs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia proclamation No. 691/2010.

Ministry of Science and Technology is committed to encouraging and promoting efforts of the scientific community to transform the production system using the scientific and technological innovation and research. To realize this effort it needs to recognize and award innovators as well as researchers for their outstanding achievements at national level. So, the 2015/16 7th national science, technology innovation awards competitions application submission is until May 31st /2016 to June 2nd /2016.( Ginbot 23/ 2008 E.C)on the following categories:

 

The Ministry of Science and Technology hosts MoU Signing Event The Ministry of Science and Technology hosts MoU Signing Event

The Ministry of Science and Technology hosts MoU Signing Event between University of Geneva and Addis Ababa Science and Technology University

The Ministry of Science and Technology hosted a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing event between the University of Geneva and Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU) on the 14th of March 2016. The delegates from the universities were welcomed by State Minister H.E. Dr.-Ing. Getahun Mekuria. In his opening remarks, the State Minister explained the activities that the Ministry is currently undertaking. Particularly, Dr.-Ing. Getahun briefed the delegates about the efforts of the Ministry and the Science and Technology Universities to make in the latter centers of excellences in post-graduate trainings, research and technology transfer.

Mr. Yves Flückiger, Rector of the University of Geneva and leader of the delegation, expressed that the University of Geneva is emboldening its efforts to engage in a wide network of universities. The framework, according to the Rector, has enabled the University to establish a strategic partnership with AASTU. The Rector also stated that University of Geneva's established interest to partake in technology transfer schemes coupled with the university's reputation in research and vocational training could entice practical engagements.

Dr. Nurelegne Tefera, President of the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, identified, inter alia, engineering disciplines, environmental science and biotechnology as areas where the two universities can work on together. In addition, Dr. Nurelegne asserted that the partnership between the universities can contribute to AASTU's vision of becoming a research center through joint efforts aimed at the development of human resources. He also opined that curricula development, joint research and academic ventures are areas where the two universities can advance their strategic partnership.

The event was concluded with the signing of the MoU by Dr. Nurelegne Tefera and Mr. Yves Flückiger on behalf of Addis Ababa Science and Technology University and the University of Geneva, respectively.