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. The MOU will have significant academic and economic benefits for the two Higher Learning Institutions as well as the country in general. The MOU is highly intended to facilitate resource exchanges and cooperation of initiatives embarked upon by the two institutions within the scope of teaching, research, and the development of common academic programs, involving the Academic and Administrative Units through the implementation of special types of cooperation.
The MOU will specifically address, among others, exchange of resources: Exchange of Researchers; Exchange of Professors; Exchange students; Conduct joint research activities; Technical and/or training assistance; Open joint Academic Programs; Joint resource utilization; Conduct joint seminars, workshops, etc. The two institutions are to closely monitor collaborative activities and agreed to meet periodically to review and critically evaluate past activities and performance achievements, thereby enhancing new ideas to redesign future course of cooperative actions.
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