AiT holds Sixth National Research Workshop The national research workshop was held from December 23-25 on the theme of “Supporting National Development through Research and Technology Transfer” at the main campus of the University. The workshop was officially opened by Dr. Tsehaye Asmelash, AkU’s President. After welcoming the researchers and distinguished guests, Dr. Tsehaye stated that AkU is 10 years young university which accommodates more than 20 thousand undergraduate and postgraduate students. In addition to this, the University conducts community based researches in different disciplines.
The President elucidated that this workshop is an expression of the technology, innovation and partnership aspirations of Aksum University to enrich a research culture and advance research agenda in general. Finally, he asserted that development is nothing but reducing the difficulties that communities face through community based research and technology transfer.
Dr. Misgina G. Hiwot, Vice President for Research and Community Service, in his closing speech, also mentioned the 6th annual research workshop was center of experience sharing between the senior and junior researchers and starting point of cooperative effort of researchers to tackle public challenges as a prior concern.
During the workshop more than forty papers were presented. Twenty of the papers were from Aksum University Academic staffs. Furthermore, Professor Mitiku Haile, founder of Mekelle University, Professor Teketel Yohannes, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Adiss Abeba Science and Technology University (AASTU) and Dr. Mulugeta Feseha, Associate Professor at Adiss Abeba University (AAU) were key note speakers and Professor Feten Abay, Dr. G.hiwot Tadesse and Dr. Mulubrhan Balehegn were invited guests in the workshop.