President’s Welcome

Woldia University is a public higher education institution in Ethiopia. The university is dedicated to cultivating leading-edge knowledge and is an ideal place for academic excellence, research, and community service. The university consists of three campuses in Woldia, Mesa, and Lalibela towns of North Wollo Zone, Amhara Region. Woldia University is visionary, committed, and cooperative in fulfilling its mission for the surrounding community and the nation at large.

The mission of Woldia University is to produce competent and innovative professionals who are well-built in knowledge, ethics, and skills. Such professionals can contribute to the nation’s development by conducting problem-solving researches and transferring them to the community, and providing vital community services through active participation.

The valuable contributions of the university are reflected in the execution of its mission. It manages and coordinates more than 2,300 academic and administrative staff members and 12,000 students from its three campuses. Woldia University’s impact extends beyond the main campus, which occupies 218 hectares of land, through the contributions of its alumni, partnerships with stakeholders, and research and education collaborations with partners.

With the scope and scale of the university, Woldia University is making an extraordinary impact. It is preparing the next generation of scholars and scientists, nurturing development across the state, and finding research solutions that will make a better nation. The university’s work culture reflects core values of equity and inclusion, and the community’s dedication to creating a caring culture of harmony, accountability, safety, and respect.

The president of the university, Dr. Abebe Girma Demessie, is excited by the university’s upward trajectory in many areas. He is eager to work with the entire Woldia University community, confront the challenges faced, and establish a safer, more respectful, and more caring university. Together, the community can write the next chapter in Woldia University’s history.

Open Mind. Open Eyes!

Abebe Girma Demessie (PhD)


Associate Professor (Dep’t of Biotechnology)

Woldia University