A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on August 6, 2013 between the Ethiopian Catholic University of St. Thomas Aquinas (ECUSTA), represented by Rev. Fr. Tekle Mekonnen, President of ECUSTA and the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU), represented by Dr.Tarekegn Tadesse, President of AASTU . The MOU signing ceremony was preceded by fruitful discussions among the respective Presidents and their top Management staff.
Since its establishment in 2008, the Department of Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) trained Medical Laboratory Technologists and technicians and graduated students with BSC and Diploma. During this current year, the department made a satisfactory progress in attracting students to the Department which has three batches - one regular and two extension programs with a total attendance of 58 students.
The Capuchin Franciscan Research and Training Center (CFRTC) together with the Ethiopian Catholic University of St. Thomas Aquinas (ECUSTA) had organized and conducted an international conference during May 27 – 30, 2013. The 24 presentations and about 20 scientific papers offered by local & International scholars who represented different Christian traditions and different higher Institutes was real accomplishment.
The Conference took place from 11 to 15 June 2013 ICES, in La Roche Sur Yon, Nantes, France. Around 70 participants including Rectors/Presidents, Academics and top Administrators of member Universities attended the Conference. ICUSTA Membership which currently stands at 35 universities.
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