Architecture and Urban Planning

About the Department

In 2014–2015, Jimma Institute of Technology initiated a program in architecture to fulfill the University’s overall mission better. A comprehensive education in the liberal arts is integrated with the more technical aspects of architecture as part of this program’s attempt to provide a holistic education in architecture. The program’s goal is to educate future architects so that they are knowledgeable in their chosen field and conscious of the social and environmental responsibilities that come with it. The program aspires to provide architects with state-of-the-art knowledge for the country’s architecture and urban planning development. The architecture program was launched with six teaching staff members and 65 students. However, the program has grown rapidly, with 26 teaching staff and 355 students. The rapid growth of the architecture program demonstrates its importance as a tool to equip students with the knowledge of how to solve the social and environmental problems of the country.