EIHE introduces Higher Education Learning Lab

The Deutsche GesellschaftfÜr International Zusammenarbiet (GIZ) in cooperation with Ministry of Education of Ethiopia and Addis Ababa University officially launched the Ethiopian Institute for Higher Education (EIHE) during a conference held at Capital Hotel on June 8, 2018.

The institute is part of Sustainable Training and Education Program (STEP) of GIZ and focuses on building leadership capacities of higher education institutions by acting as a source of knowledge and support for Ethiopian universities and colleges.

On the occasion EIHE introduced the 1st Higher Education Learning Lab (HELL), a series of thematic symposia aims on creating a platform for knowledge exchange and discussion on ways to improve Ethiopian higher education. The lab will be organized across all Ethiopian universities.

In his welcome speech President of the AAU, Prof. Tassew Woldehanna extended his gratitude to Ministry of Education and GIZ for the establishment of the institute.

The president underscored that the institute has tremendous advantage to move forward the whole Ethiopian higher education system; hence, it needs unreserved support and encouragement of all to achieve its intended goal.

Dr. Matthias Rompel, Country Director of GIZ to Ethiopia noted that GIZ is very proud to have been part and parcel of developments in the education sector.

Labor –market-oriented education, said the director, and training is our focal areas to enhance sustainable economic growth and employability in the country.

Jeilu Oumer (PHD), Academic Vice President of the AAU noted that, EIHE should not remain only as a national institute it should be a regional, African center of excellence.

University presidents from all over Ethiopia, Ministers, GIZ representatives, delegates and invited guests were in attendance.

EIHE was established in 2017 to contribute to the effective and efficient implementation of education policies, strategies, plans and programs through the development of leadership and management capacity in Ethiopia’s higher education sector.