|Legal Name||Wolaita Sodo University|
|Contact Point||Dr Samuel Urkato|
Overview of WSU
Wolaita Sodo University (WSU) is one of the second generation public higher institutions in Ethiopia, located in Wolaita Sodo town, 315 km away from Addis Ababa. The university was inaugurated on March 24th 2007 GC. Although a relatively new University, WSU has grown exponentially over that last decade. It currently hosts more than 28000 students and over 3000 staff members on its three sprawling campuses- Gandaba Campus, Otona Campus & Tercha Campus. Since its inception, WSU has been committed to providing quality undergraduate, graduate and other speciality programmes that support its students to attain their fullest potential intellectually, ethically and morally. The University comprises of six colleges and four schools that host more than 52 undergraduate and 34 graduate programmes including PhD programmes. Along with high-quality education, WSU’s core mission also involves mainstreaming research and community services.
Over the last decade, it has established six multi-disciplinary research centres and successfully hosted several high-level research projects. Laying claim to the global mindset, the University also actively partners with other leading higher institutions and industry stakeholders globally to provide international opportunities to its students and faculty. [source: Brief History of Wolaita Sodo University, Damota, 2010, Vol.9.]