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Growing vegetables without soil, possible?

What a soul watering low land Rift Valley, a breath taking terraced landscape that formed a view of ploughed land due to a passive volcanic eruption. I trek through it driving to Metehara town, Oromia Regional State, along with my

Few notes on institutional partnerships

Partnerships are about building relationships and relationships are not built over night.” These are strong words from Martha Denny of Colorado State University, Director Emerita of International Education, speaking at the recently held NAFSA (Association of International Educators) conference in

Teaching an old dog new tricks

Eshetu Mulugeta is from Keteme woreda in Arsi. despite the long journey to Addis Ababa, however, he has been to Tikur Anbessa Hospital quite a number of times over the years. He recently was once again at the hospital to

Nurturing the baby steps of linkage

Some would argue that for all the abundance of intellectual capacity in Addis Ababa University (AAU), the number of academic staff members who have immense experience in the practicality of their studies is quite limited. It is one thing to

Prime: recuperating souls in agony

Famished I and crew members were when we arrived at Sodo Gurage at nine in the morning for we kicked off travel from Addis Ababa before sunup in a blood curdling cold. Even after alighting from the vehicle we had

Towards demand driven research

A higher education institution is the focal point for imparting what is known, interrogating what is not, producing new knowledge, shaping critical thinkers, problem solvers and doers in order to tackle societal challenges at every level necessary, and advancing civilization.