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LLM students of Business and Corporate Law at the Law School, Kahalid Kebede and Sitelbenat Hassen, have received the “Michael Sher Educational Award” of the 25th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition in Vienna, Austria. Khalid and Sitelbenat were awarded in front of 2000 representatives of more than 360 universities from around the globe, arbitration professionals and international academic scholars. It is the first time an Ethiopian (and even African) university receives this award.

It is for the second time that the School of Law is represented in this prestigious Moot Court Competition, and that our last year representatives have even bring further academic partnerships with Penn State University of USA, where they have also been offered a scholarship for further postgraduate studies.

BDU boldly appreciates its students for winning the award and representing the university in this international forum. Congratulations!

You are kindly invited to submit an abstract of maximum 500 words on one of the following Evidence-Based research thematic areas 
⇒Land Governance, 
⇒Land policy, 
⇒Land rights, 
⇒Innovative Land Information Systems, 
⇒Land Registration, 
⇒Surveying and Mapping, 
⇒ Land Market and Finance, 
⇒ Land Fragmentation and Consolidation, 
⇒ Land Tenure management, 
⇒ Land Use Planning and Land Development Control, 
⇒Urban Development/Expansion and Land Acquisition, 
⇒Institutional Setting, 
⇒ Expropriation, Valuation and Compensation, 
⇒Large Scale Agricultural Investment, 
⇒ Women and Vulnerable Groups Land Right 
⇒ And any land related papers Conference 

For detail click  Call for Abstract Submission

The Institute of Land Administration of Bahir Dar University in collaboration with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through “Strengthening Capacities for Land Governance in Africa (SLGA)” program is running a PhD programme in Land Policy and Governance. This call invites eligible applicants to apply to the Institute of Land Administration for September 2018 intake. Please send your application and other required documents to Dr Berhanu Kefale ( and CC to Dr Achamyeleh Gashu (

For further information on the PhD program and the research thematic areas and deadline issues please check at :

Call for PhD Scholarship in Land Policy and Governance for 2018 intake



President of the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Mr. Ching_Jong Lialo and his team have been briefed about BDU at wisdom tower. Both institutions have expressed interests to work jointly further on teaching and research apart from the already operational bilateral cooperation.

Bahir Dar University Institute of Land Administration has graduated the 2nd batch 29 Architecture students in a ceremony held at Auditorium Hall, Peda Campus.

While making welcoming speech, Dr. Achamyeleh Gashu, Dean of the Institute of Land Administration, has made a brief explanation about the institute and the works it has been undertaking to become a center of excellence in land administration and related fields. He also noted that the objective of opening Architecture department within the institute is to produce qualified Architects who are capable of conducting Architectural designs particularly for urban development and construction.

The graduation was celebrated in the presence of Ato Tesfaye Getachew, head of ANRS Trade, Industry and Market Development Bureau and chairman of Bahir Dar University Board, Dr. Firew Tegegne(president of BDU), and other dignitaries

የባህር ዳር ዩኒቨርሲቲ ሳይንስ ኮሌጅ ስድስተኛውን ዓመታዊ ኮንፈረንስ በዩኒቨርሲቲው የመሰብሰቢያ አዳራሸ ለሁለት ተከታታይ ቀናት አካሄደ::

መርሃ-ግብሩ በይፋ መከፈቱን ያበሰሩት የፕሮግራሙ የክብር እንግዳና የአብክመ ሳይንስና ቴክኖሎጂ ኢንፎርሜሽን ኮሚኒኬሽን ኮምሽነር ዶ/ር ሰብስበው አጥቃው ሲሆኑ ሳይንስ የሁሉም ነገር መሰረት እንደመሆኑ መጠን በዘመነ መልኩ ለመተግበር የከፍተኛ ት/ት ተቋማት ከሌሎች አጋር አካላት ጋር በመቀናጀት የአንበሳውን ድርሻ መውሰድ ስለሚገባቸው የኮንፍረንሱ መካሄድ ጉልህ ፋይዳ እንዳለው ገልፀው የሚሰሩ የምርምር ውጤቶች ሽልፍ ላይ ብቻ ሳይቀመጡ የህብረተሰቡን አንኳር ችግር ነቅሶ በማውጣትና የምርምሩን ስነ-ምግባር በመከተል መሬት የነካ ስራ እንዲሰራ ተቋማቸው ክትትልና ቁጥጥሩን የማስረፅ ተግባር እንደሚያከናውን አስገንዝበዋል፡፡

የኮንፍረንሱን ቁልፍ መልዕክት(Keynote Speech) ያስተላለፉት የባህር ዳር ዩኒቨርሲቲ ፕሬዘዳንት ዶ/ር ፍሬው ተገኘ ናቸው፡፡ሳይንሳዊ ግኝቶችን በተግባር ማዋል የበለፀጉ አገራት መገለጫ እንደመሆኑ መጠን ምርምሮችን ውጤታማ ለማድረግ በተለያዩ የስራ መስኮች የተሰማሩ ባለሙያዎች ቅንጅት ስለሚያስፈልግ በኮንፍረንሱ አማካኝነት በሚቀርቡት ፅሁፎች መነሻነት የተለያዩ የምርምር ውጤቶችን በማየት ክፍተቶችን ከመሙላት አንፃር በር ከፋች መሆኑን ገልፀው በየጊዜው የሚቀርቡትን የምርምር ውጤቶች ተከታትሎ የማስፈፀምና ፖሊሲ እስከ ማስቀየር የሚደርሱትን የመከታተል ክፍተት የነበረ ቢሆንም ለወደፊት ተጠናክሮ እንደሚቀጥል አስገንዝበዋል፡፡

የኮሌጁ ዲን ዶ/ር ደለለ ወርቁም በበኩላቸው ለመላው ታዳሚ የእንኳን ደህና መጣችሁ መልዕክታቸውን አስተላልፈው ኮሌጁ አንጋፋና በርካታ አኩሪ ተግባራትን የሚያከናውን መሆኖን በሰፊው አስተዋውቀዋል፡፡

በፕሮግራሙ ላይ በርካታ ጥናታዊ ፅሁፎች ከባህር ዳር ዩኒቨርሲቲና ከተለያዩ የአገር ውስጥ ዩኒቨርሲቲዎች በተውጣጡ ሙህራን የቀረቡ ሲሆን የኮሌጁ ቤተ-ሙከራና የተለያዩ ግቢዎች ተጎብኝተዋል፡፡

BDU’s Law Students’ Union (LSU) has held a breathtaking debate between female law students last Wednesday/3rd of January , 2018 at Gish Abay Campus, Moot Court Hall. The students have argued on the issues entitled “Is VAT really an undesignated tax?”

A number of practical concerns and constitutional issues have been raised since the introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT) in Ethiopia in 2002. The adoption of VAT in Ethiopia, as one form of tax, was justified under the constitutional clause of “undesignated powers of taxation.” Though it was said to be undesignated tax power, practically speaking it has brought changes in the already existing distribution power of taxation by shifting part of states’ power of taxation over “sales tax” to the federal government.

While Yabsera Alemneh (2nd Year) and Fitsum Mekete (3rd year) supports the motion, Mekdes Wudu and Meklit Tassew(both 3rd year) have argued against the motion.

The debate was held in front of panel of Judges (including BDU’s Gender Affairs Directorate Director Dr. Almaz and other 4 Staff members from the law School), and law students across all batches.

የባህር ዳር ዩኒቨርሲቲ ስራ አመራር ቦርድ ዛሬ ታህሳስ 2 ቀን 2010 ዓ.ም ባካሄደው ስብሰባ በቅርቡ ሲካሄድ በቆየው የዩኒቨርሲቲው የፕሬዚዳንታዊ ምርጫ ውድድር ተወዳዳሪዎች ያስመዘገቧቸውን ውጤቶች በተመለከተ በስፋት ከተወያየ በኋላ ከተወዳዳሪዎች ውስጥ፡

  • ዶ/ር ፍሬው ተገኘ አሞኘን፣

  • ዶ/ር ማተቤ ታፈረ ገድፈውን እና

  • ዶ/ር ሙሉነሽ አበበ አለባቸውን

መርጦ ለኢ.ፌ.ዲ.ሪ ትምህርት ሚኒስቴር ያቀረበ ሲሆን በነዚሁ መመዘኛዎች አጠቃላይ ድምር በአንደኛ ደረጃ የወጡት ዶ/ር ፍሬው ተገኘ አሞኘ የዩኒቨርሲቲው ቀጣይ ፕሬዚዳንት እንዲሆኑ ለትምህርት ሚኒስቴር ምክረ ሀሳብ አቅርቧል፡፡

የባህር ዳር ዩኒቨርሲቲ ስራ አመራር ቦርድ ከትምህርት ሚኒስቴር በተሰጠው አቅጣጫ መሰረት የዩኒቨርሲቲውን ፕሬዚዳንት አወዳድሮ የሚመርጥ አንድ ቡድን በመሰየምና አመልካቾችን በመጋበዝ ተወዳዳሪዎቹ በተለያዩ መመዘኛዎች እንዲወዳደሩ ሲያደርግ የቆየ ሲሆን በምርጫ ሂደቱም የዩኒቨርሲቲውን ማህበረሰብ ማሳተፉ ይታወሳል፡፡

Seven candidates have been identified by the President Election Committee, and Bahir Dar University warmly congratulates you all for being selected for further examination in the run up to the Office of Presidency for the Next Term!!!

BDU’s College of Medicine and Health Science has graduated its 5th batch Medical doctors in a joyful ceremony held at Peda Campus, Auditorium Hall.

Out of a total of 158 graduates, 146 were Medical Doctors who pursued their studies here at BDU for the last six year. 7 students were also graduated in masters degree in Medical parasitology and the remaining 5 were specialists in General Surgery program.  

In the ceremony, recognition was given to personalities from pediatric, internal medicine, and general surgery departments of the college for their outstanding contribution and service.  Award and recognition was also conferred to “Human Bridge” for its contribution in supplying medical equipments to BDU’s new teaching referral hospital.

Guest honor of the ceremony Dr. Birhanu Nega from Ethiopian Medical Association, Dr. Baylie Damtie and other guests have attended the graduation.