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About Ambo University

Ambo University, established in 1939 EC, is one of the oldest higher learning institutions in Ethiopia. Accordingly, basic education was started to be offered in a few buildings built by French engineers. Subjects taught were Amharic, Mathematics, French, etc., and they were given by four Ethiopian and four French teachers.


Overview About Ambo Univesity

Ambo University is located in Ambo, the capital of West Shewa Zone of Oromia Regional State. With a population of about hundred thousand, Ambo is situated only 111 km west of Addis Ababa, and it is known for its ideal weather for living.

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Vision and Mission


To become the hub of knowledge, wisdom and innovation to ensure sustainable development.


Ambo University is committed to provide relevant and quality education, conduct problem solving research and technology transfer by engaging the larger community focusing on development of knowledge, wisdom and hands on practices. The University contributes to sustainable development through Excellency in disciplines of Agriculture, competence in Engineering and Technology, Medicine and Health Sciences and other disciplines in business, Social and Natural Sciences.

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