School of Land Administration (SoLA)

 Background

Welcome to the School of Land Administration, where we are dedicated to providing comprehensive education and training in the field of land administration and real property valuation. Our school is committed to developing skilled professionals who can effectively manage and administer land resources, including land use planning, land surveying, land valuation, and land information systems.

At the School of Land Administration, we strive to offer a dynamic and engaging learning environment that encourages students to think critically and creatively about the complex issues surrounding land administration and real property valuation.

We offer two undergraduate degree programs.  Our program is BSc in Land Administration and Surveying and the other one is BSc in Real Property Valuation. Our curriculum is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the principles and practices of land administration and real property valuation, while also allowing for specialization in areas such as land policy, land use planning, land surveying, geodesy and geomatics, GIS, land administration and management, urban land and property valuation and others.

At the School of Land Administration, collaboration and projects are an integral part of our mission. We believe that working together with industry professionals, government agencies, and other academic institutions helps us to stay at the forefront of research and education in land administration. Here are some examples of our collaborations and projects:

We work closely with industry professionals to develop and deliver our programs, ensuring that our curriculum is relevant and up-to-date with the latest industry practices. We have partnerships with a wide range of organizations, including the Amhara Region land bureau, the Ministry of Agriculture, and other government agencies. We also have Collaborations with local and international Higher Institutions. We are actively engaged in research and projects that address pressing issues related to land administration, such as land governance, land use planning, land policy, land valuation, and land information systems.

Currently, the school is a member of the East Africa Land Administration Land Information Network and Land Management (Li4LaM) project in the thematic area of capacity building which is a grant of the ERASMUS+ program is now implemented in our school.

Li4LaM is a three years project prepared and to be executed by the consortium effort of eight universities (four from European and four from Ethiopia). These universities are Bahir Dar University (BDU), Debre Markos University (DMU, and Addis Ababa University (AAU) from Ethiopia; and the University of Natural Resource and Life Sciences (BOKU) and Technical University of Vienna (TUW) in Austria; the University of Agriculture in Krakow (UAK), Poland; and University of Ljubljana (UL), Slovenia.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in land administration and real property valuation, we encourage you to consider the School of Land Administration. Our dynamic and engaging learning environment encourages critical and creative thinking about the complex issues surrounding land administration and real property valuation, and our programs will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in this exciting field.

Mission, Vision and Value

Vision:

To be a center of excellence in land administration education, research and community service; and to serve as a model for establishing similar institutions in other regions of Ethiopia and in other countries in East Africa.

Mission:

Educating competent land administration professionals equipped with the required knowledge, skills and attitude; Carrying out research of national and regional importance in the area of land administration; and Providing advisory, consultancy and outreach services.

Values:

  • Accept ideals of transparency and human and democratic rights of every individual;
  • Believe that activities that do not solve the poor peoples’ problems are irrelevant;
  • Believe in teaching integrated with adequate field practices, attachments and research;
  • Accept students, without any discrimination, as prime decision makers;
  • Believe in dynamism, and quality will be the School’s distinguishing mark and will not be compromised; and
  • Promote mutual collaboration with local and foreign institutions.

Mr. Yidnekachew Jember Yalew

Dean, School of Land Administration

Office Email: sola@wldu.edu.et

Alternative Email: yjember5@gmail.com or yjember5@wldu.edu.et

Mobile No. +251918195147

Office Location: AD3, G+1, Room 7, Main Campus, Woldia University

P.O.Box: 400, Woldia, Amhara, Ethiopia