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JJU was established in March, 2007
Area size (in hectares): 350 hectares (main campus, excluding
the Meles Zenawi Memorial Referral Hospital campus)
Built-up area (sq.mts): 2/3 of the entire campus land
No. of colleges: 8
No. of institute: 1
No. of schools:  3
No. of academic programs: 56 (43 undergraduate regular departments,
3 undergraduate summer programs, 2 undergraduate upgrading programs,
and 8 postgraduate regular programs)
Intake capacity in 2016/17 A/Y:  21, 379
No of graduates (2009-2016): 18, 466
Total staff residence units: 168
Total academic staffs on duty: 722
Total academic staffs on study leave: 274
Total administration staffs (non-teaching staff): 758

About Jigjiga University

Jigjiga University is one of the public higher institutions that was founded in March 2007, along with the Second-Generation universities in Ethiopia. It is located in the emerging town of Jigjiga the capital city of Ethiopian Somali regional state, 635 kilometers away from Addis Ababa. The University officially started  its service with 712 students, 66 and 99 administrative in three faculties in 2007.
In the recent years, the intake capacity is increasing from year to year. So currently, it has a total of 21,554 students studying in 57 various academic programs and 627 post-graduate students pursuing in six academic programs. These programs are operating under eight Colleges, three Schools and an Institute.
To this effect, the university has shown much achievement in education, research and community service. Last year only, 1888 students are graduated from different discipline that are capable of playing a great role in the development of the country.
In it is aim is conducting demand driven research and communicating relevant research output  which are problem solving and result oriented. Most of these research focus in pastoral and agro- pastoral studies. The research output communication is one strategic objective that focuses on adoption and adaptation of locally relevant technology and its transferring and assessing the community awareness on cross cutting issues. It is also engaging in publicizing different research and related works to the internal and external customers and stakeholders through various means, like media, seminars, symposium and intellectual forums.


JJU hosts the 7th International Conference on status and prospects of quality of education for sustainable development in Ethiopia

“Quality is the backbone, if we don’t realize quality; there will be a huge problem. Where is the problem: teachers, resources,students? And, who owns it?
Policy makers, universities’ presidents, quality assurance leaders are here. They should take the problems and should call for intervention. “
Dr. Yigzawu Haile, Dean of JJU-College of Education and Behavioral Studies, and Chairperson of "the 7th International Conference on status and prospects of quality of education for sustainable development in Ethiopia." 

Households say JJU Chicken Technology Transfer improved their life, other households request technology

Three households in Kebribeyah and Fafem districts said that JJU- Chicken Technology Transfer improved their life.
Speaking to our media team, one of the households said:
"We only knew Chickens as birds.
We never expected it could be our life depositor.
We had no permanent income. 
Now, because of these Chickens, we have a monthly income of  at least 1,200 ETB.”


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P. O. Box: 1020 - Jigjiga, Ethiopia

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