AAU Holds a Meeting on Exchange of Life Experiences of Female Scholars

Addis Ababa University (AAU) Academic Vice President’s Office held an educational meeting focused on the exchange of life experiences and research knowledge of female professors as well as teachers at Eshetu Chole Assembly Hall on April 12, 2023.

The meeting was held with the theme of “Let’s Work Together to Empower Women in Academia and Research” with the presence of Emebet Mulugeta (PhD), the Vice President (VP) of the Office, a number of young female teachers and researchers of the university, senior female leaders of the Institution and invited guests.

Professor Mitikie Molla, from School of Public Health, said, “The work we do is not solely to get recognition or fame but our effort is to benefit and help the society in various ways and change the lives in all possible instances.”: “We should live for others; help them reach the success they want, and when we do our work, we should do it honestly from our heart, not for show,” she added.

According to Prof. Mitike, female scholars need to share the knowledge and the skills that they have gathered during their stay in the University and elsewhere, as well as their research experiences and life struggles to the young, upcoming female teachers and researchers.

Professor Workabeba Abebe, Infectious diseases subspecialist and physician, said in her presentation that being a positive thinker and a peaceful person with making the workplace peaceful and creating peaceful communication with office workers is the key for cooperation and success.

You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful,” Prof. Workabeba quoted Marie Curie, the famous female physics scientist’s quote.

Professor Aster Tsegaye, from Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, stated that “Resilience, perseverance, believing in self, positive thinking, interacting and communicating with others, exploiting every single opportunity, being lifelong learner, following the principle of the “Deaf Frog”, possessing the belief of everything is possible, step by step, celebrating every small achievement and working as if I am dying tomorrow will lead to a proper life time achievement”.

Reporter: Theodros Shewangizaw

Camera man: Andualem Aseffa

Editor: Abraham Girmay