Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

6-2015

Abstract

The 25th Annual Staff-Student Research Conference of the University of Gondar will be held on June 19 and 20, 2015 at the Science Amba Auditorium. This year's conference is special in that the year marks the Silver Jubilee of the Annual Staff and Student Research Conference. Drawing on the experiences we have accumulated for the past 25 years, we vow to strive to realize the development and transformation of the country through research and community services.

Staff, postgraduate and senior undergraduate students of the University, invited guests, and speakers will participate in the conference. The annual conference of the University is meant to share experiences in research among junior and senior, staff, students, and invited guests. It is also meant to motivate students and young faculty to engage in research and also to initiate and strengthen interdisciplinary collaborations. The findings of the studies and the resulting recommendatlons are expected to be used in solving the diverse societal problems we have been facing.

Research activities at the University of Gondar are primarily aimed at solving societal problems. In line with this, the institution has developed prioritized research thematic areas to fundamentally shift the research paradigm at the University level. The identified research thematic areas are expected to enable most studies to solve community problems through development orientated community services, technology transfer, and skill and knowledge generation.

It is worthy of note that our University is located in a unique topographic setting in Ethiopia which enables its faculty and students to look into the diverse societal problems which need the fruits of inquisitive minds. This has recently been witnessed by the huge number of research proposals submitted to the University by faculty, and by the large number of research abstracts submitted for presentation in the University and elsewhere.

The office of Vice President for Research and Community Services of the University of Gondar would like to thank all those who have been involved in the realization of this grand research conference.

Comments

The 25th Annual University of Gondar Research Conference was held June 19-20, 2015, Gondar, Ethiopia.