Researches conducted this year

After announcement and calls for proposals were made, research proposals were submitted and evaluated at different levels in the first and second round research evaluation. Accordingly, 122 proposals submitted to and evaluated at the eleven schools research and technology transfer coordinating offices from which 85 of the proposals were passed to the next step for further evaluation   at university level. Then university level presentations were held to select and grant competent proposals of the year 2014/15. Accordingly 8 researches and 32 researches were carried out in the year 2014/15 in the first and second rounds respectively. In addition 4 postgraduate research works and 13 undergraduate students’ research works were also sponsored by the office. In general 40 research proposals and 10 project proposals   were selected and funded by this budget year

  Technology Adaptation And Transfer

Besides research works, MWU is introducing technologies, adopting technology trials and disseminating suitable technologies in the three research centers ( In Robe, Ginir and Bidere research centers) that boost up the productivity of land, labor and natural resources of Bale Zone. Among which various adaptation or adoption activities on cereal, oil crops and livestock, specifically different Sheep verities, Mellitus, Wheat, Barley and others have been carried out in the three sites. To transfer the knowledge and share best experiences from these technologies with the university community and various stakeholders from zones as well as model farmers and development agents, the three days’ field day was prepared at the MWU main campus research centre and Ginnir research centre. Here are some of the pictures on technology adoption and adaptation.

The field day held at MWU main campus and Ginnir research centres, organized by research and community service directorate

Research Symposium

Madda Walabu University hosted the 2nd National Research Symposium on “Challenges and Opportunities of Sustainable Development in Ethiopia” from April 1-4/2015”. The main aim of the symposium was creating a venue for experience sharing and knowledge and technology transferring among researchers at national level through presentations of the selected research works. Specifically the symposium was organized to: enhance knowledge and technology transfer mechanisms, publicize the findings of 43 research papers/out puts, create room for scientific debates and experience sharing among experts on research findings, increase links among stakeholders and sister universities/institutions. For the symposium brought together both researchers and end users, it also served a means of disseminating research findings. To this end, the papers selected for the symposium were organized under seven themes: Sustainable agriculture, natural resource management and utilization, public health, technology and development, culture and tourism, education and development, business and entrepreneurship. Accordingly, 42 papers and 1 paper were presented orally and through poster, respectively and scientific debates have been made among the presenters, invited guests and large audiences participated from the university.


About Research 

Madawalabu University is established to produce capable and competent students, undertake problem solving researches

Major Facilities

.Research Centers
. Research Funding
.Research administration
.Research education

Research Theme or Agenda

  • Health and Nutrition Research Theme
  • Agriculture and Natural Resource Development Research Theme
  • Information and Engineering Technology Research Theme
  • Basic Science Research Theme
  • Social and Behavioral Science Research Theme
  • Business and Economics Research Theme
  • Sustainable Environment and Energy Research Theme