The Office of the Vice President for Information & Strategic Communication

Dear Visitors;

Bahir Dar University has the vision to become one of the ten premier research universities in Africa in 2025. To realize this vision the university has already given special attention to improving quality of education, expanding graduate programs, creating research culture, building the capacity of staff and infrastructure. The Office of the Vice President for Information and Strategic Communications of the University is the administrative organ which has the responsibility of helping the university realize its vision and missions through creating local and international partnerships, building effective internal and external relations and serving as the key information source for internal and external customers of the university. Hence the office works with different categories of customers: Internal stakeholders (the students, the academic and administrative staff and the management) and external stakeholders (the community, local and international partners).

Established as one of the most important administrative wings of the university, the office operates through:

  • The Directorate for Internal Relations and Communications
  • The Directorate for External Relations and Partnership
  • The Directorate for Broadcast Media
  • Website and Social Media Management
  • Cultural Centre.

The Vice President for Information & Strategic Communications is responsible to:

Ensure that relevant and up-to-date information concerning key activities undertaken by the university (t-learning, research and 

Who we are

The Office of the Vice President for Information and Strategic Communications has a responsibility of helping realization of the mission and vision of the university through building effective internal relation and communication, external relation and partnerships.

The office has three directorates: Directorate of External Relations and Partnership and Directorate of Internal Relations and Communication and broadcast media directorate. As such the office has been designed as one of the pillars of the university.

What we do

We have the responsibilities of maintaining internal and external communications- creating links with other universities, issuing magazines, newsletters, brochures and flyers, holding press conferences, taking care of media relations, conducting communication audits, updating and managing the official website of the university, preparing university profiles.

Our objectives

We have a general objective of establishing effective internal and external relations by providing up-to-date information concerning activities undertaken by the university.

As such we work with different categories of customers: the external stakeholders, the students, the academic and administrative staff and the management.

The external stakeholders comprises of foreign universities, government and non-government organizations, individuals, federal and regional actors. 

We communicate precise and timely information on academic issues as well as on relevant administrative matters to the university community in order to facilitate the overall academic endeavor. We also make necessary and accurate information available to both the academic and administrative staff to facilitate informed decision making.

We strive to create effective communication system among colleges, faculties, schools, institutes and academies as well as various support service departments for a better academic excellence and service delivery.

We also organize events and public forums which add value to the inter-staff rapport among the wider university community or between external stakeholders and the university community.

Contact information


Dr. Zewdu Emiru

Vice President for information and Strategic Communication

Tel: +251 918 76 82 51


Fax:  +251 582202025

PO Box: 79


Dr. Tilahun Bejitual  

Director, External Relations and Partnership 

Office: wisdom tower 5th floor, G5 02E

Tele:+251 583 20 6088

Mr. Tewodros Kassaye

Director, Internal Relations and Communication

Office:Wisdom tower 5th floor. G5 02E

Tele: +251 583 206088

Mr. Zelalem Tesfaye 

Director, Broadcast Media  

Office: Wisdom Tower, 6th Floor 

Mob. No. +251918011074


Mrs. Tseganesh Mulugeta

Vice Director, Internal Relations and Communication

Office: At the back of College of Business and Economics Library.

Tele: +251- 582-20-07-60


Dr. Fisseha Derso Admasu

Central Website and Social Media Content  Manager

Office:  Wisdom ground floor, 006

Tele: +251-918-76-97-80