I would like to extend deep sense gratitude and felicitation on behalf of Samara University that is dedicated to bring up competent citizens who are capable of addressing the multifaceted problems of their country. Samara University situated in the Afar region of Ethiopia, a cradle of mankind, is one among the 45 higher learning institutions established in 2008. There are seven colleges, one school and 45 departments catering students in different areas of undergraduate and graduate studies. At this juncture, the numbers of students enrolled in our University are more than 9000, coming from different parts of the country. We are working towards creating more access to higher education through increasing intake capacity and expanding academic programs offered.

The members of our faculty and staff are dedicated and always supportive to students which enhance the rate of success and setting out their currier goals. We inspire our students to be a step ahead on commitment of learning and take it as challenge. Our students have open opportunities to practice their studies and complete internships relevant to their fields of study. They are well trained to retain it as lifelong learning.

Alleviating community problems have also been, and are being, conducted by the University through various projects in different corners of the host community. We are always eager to negotiate excellent nexus, extend hands of cooperation to the local community and the entire Afar region.

Cognizant of the harsh environment and the ever-increasing intake capacity and the demand of the host community, the University has embarked on expanding its infrastructural work. Over 3.2 Billion Birr is allotted to complete the ongoing projects which include student dormitories with a supply of cold drinking water and central air conditioning system. When completed, the dormitory will house 5,836 new coming students. In similar ways, students’ classrooms, dining halls, libraries, staff residence, cool water plant, compound beautification and interior roads are under construction with the intention of providing quality education, safe and conducive working and living environment for all.

I am happy to serve Samara University and feel delighted to welcome and felicitate the interested stakeholders.

Dr.Muhammad Usman Darasa (PhD)

Tel. +251-336 66 00 31


President Of Samara University