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Salale University (SLU) is one of the public universities located at Fitche, 114km away from the capital Addis Ababa, in North Shewa Zone of Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia. It was established in July, 2016 as per the Proclamation article/no.359/2008.

The university has three campuses viz.General Tadesse Birru (main) Campus, AbebechGobena (Health Science) Campus and Ganda Farda Campus which is under construction.

The main campus is named after General Tadesse Birru (1920-1975), a dauntless Salale-bornOromo legend who is most remembered for his world-shattering National Literacy Campaign. Tadesse’slectures about Oromo identity and nationhood inspired an entire generation of Oromo and led to the reaffirmation of the Oromo culture, language and identity. Furthermore, he was instrumental to the anti-apartheid movements through training Nelson Mandela. General Tadesse has served in different positions during Haile Selassie’s regime such as commander of the Ethiopian Special Forces,Deputy Commissioner of the National Police Force and Commander of the Territorial Army. He was later executed by the Derg regime in 1975.

The Health Science Campus is named after another Salale-born woman, Abebech Gobena (1938), well-known for her humanitarian acts relating to orphanages Abebech received Honorary Doctorate Degree from Jimma University for outstanding devotion to such charity activities. Sheis often called the Mother Teresa of Africa.

The chief executive officer of the university is the President, assisted by four Vice Presidents: Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Research and Community Services, Vice President for Administration and Student Affairs,and Vice President for Business Development. Besides, there are eight directorates to facilitate the teaching-learning processes:Student Services, Gender & Youths, Legal Services, Academic Program & Quality Assurance, Registrar, External & Public Relation, Human Resource and Property Administration & General Services.

Programs offered by the University

With its 201 academic and 310 administrative staffs, the university runs 19 programs/departments under five colleges.There are 422 and 845 students in regular and extension programs, respectively.

1.   College of Agriculture and Natural Resource

  • BSc in Agricultural Economics
  • BSc in Plant Science
  • BSc in Animal Science
  • BSc in Horticulture
  • BSc in Natural Resource Management
  • BSc in Rural Development and Agricultural Extension
  • BSc in Irrigation and Water Resource Management


2.   College of Business and Economics

  • BA in Accounting and Finance 
  • BA in Economics
  • BA in Management
  • BA in Marketing Management

3.   College of Health Sciences

  • BSc in Public Health Officer
  • BSc in Nursing
  • BSc in  Midwifery
  • BSc in Medical Laboratory Science

4.   College of Natural  and Computational Sciences

  • BSc in Biology 
  • BSc in Chemistry
  • BSc in Physics 
  • BSc in Mathematics
  • BSc in Geology
  • BSc in Statistics

5.       College of Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Afan Oromo and Literature
  • Amharic Language and Literature
  • Civics and Ethical Education
  • English Language and Literature
  • Geography and Environmental Studies
  • History and Heritage Management
  • Law
  • Social Anthropology
  • Sociology

In addition to the above mentioned programs, the university shall open additional undergraduateprograms including Medicine, Engineering and Law in the near future. Moreover, post graduate programs inselected fields will be launched in the coming years.

Contact Addresses for more Information:

 Phone Numbers: +251118737256/ +251911 04 29 82

Email :

Fax : +251-0111 60 98 05

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