March 11, 2019: Jimma University, in collaboration with Texas Tech University, USA and GIZ organized an International Conference on Engineering Innovation in Ethiopia specifically emphasizing on Resource Sustainability and Infrastructure Improvements at Jimma Institute of Technology from 11th to 12th March, 2019.
Currently Jimma Institute of Technology is engaged in a very fruitful collaboration of capacity building with Texas Tech University after developing a home grown PHD program of international standard funded by the GIZ. Until to date fifteen staff members of the Jimma Institute of Technology, Arba Minch Institute of Technology and Dire Dawa Institute of Technology are being trained in the home grown PHD program contributing to the human resource capacity building efforts of the respective institutions.
The conference is an outcome of partnership between the two institutions by way of sharing academic findings and experiences from various countries. Accordingly, there are participants from Kenya, Bahrain, USA, Japan and Uganda presenting their scientific contributions to the audience. Sixty scientific papers are being presented in a plenary sessions and in various group of different themes.