The research and teaching of Geology in Ethiopia had started in 1956 G.C. right after the establishment of the Department of Geology in AAU. Following the higher education expansion program of the government of Ethiopia the department of Applied Geology was launched in Arba Minch University in September 2005. The department has graduated two batches since the date of its establishment. Currently, more than 200 students have been attending their school in four groups (freshman to graduating class). It has been reported that several graduates of the department have been serving in many sectors such as: geological surveying, ground water, construction, energy, mining and environment.


  • To become a center of excellence in geosciences via providing high quality education service and research.
  • Building intellectual and human resource capacity through teaching geosciences.
  • To generate high quality knowledge and advanced problem solving geosciences research in Ethiopia.

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Department of Geology
P.O. Box 21
Arba Minch University

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