Adama Science & Technology University is hosting the 2nd Silk Road Research Symposium on Advanced Manufacturing (SAM2019)!!
The title of the symposium, ‘Silk Road’, is derived from the trade routes established during the 2nd century BC to the 18th C at the beginning of the Han dynasty in China. Silk Road connects Asia with Persia, the Arabian Peninsula, East Africa, and southern Europe. Currently, the Belt & Road global development strategy has been adopted by China to develop infrastructure and investment in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Read More
Adama Science and Technology University has held fruitful discussion with community leaders, religious leaders and concerned sector leaders in Adama City. The meeting was meant to get consensus with every stakeholder group so that they can play their own roles in creating peaceful teaching-learning environment.
Adama Science & Technology has launched digital literacy program that aims at capacitating its community to use information and communication technologies (ICT) effectively. Digital literacy helps for bridging the digital divide within the community. In this tech-dependent world, the internet, search engines, email programs, blogs, and online videos have all contributed to our expanding knowledge and capabilities. This requires the community to have both cognitive and technical skills. It is hoped that this training can help the trainees to utilize the existing connectivity, basic computer skills and high-level cognitive skills for finding, evaluating, ethically using, creating, and sharing information.
The ambassador of Russia to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Mr. Evgeny E. TEREKHIN visited ASTU. During the visit, it was reported that Ethiopia and Russia have got long-standing diplomatic relations dating more than a century. Russia has stood by Ethiopia on several defining moments in the history of Ethiopia; the most notable ones being during the Italian occupation and the Ethio-Somalia war! Regarding education and training as well, Russia has played a pivotal role in training Ethiopians during the socialist system. The areas of cooperation identified by ASTU include advising Ph.D. students, students and teaching staff exchange schemes and joint research ventures.
The ambassador made evident that the relationship between the two sisterly nations was one of cooperation, mutual trust, and friendship. The ambassador also offered to help locate Russian Universities that can collaborate with ASTU in its research and academic endeavors. The ambassador visited the Space technology Institute of ASTU!!
The ICPC is the world’s premiere university programming competition that is held globally. Last year alone, 40,266 students from 2,736 universities and 102 countries across the globe competed for the privilege of advancing to the ICPC World Finals. In the last 15 years, the competition was sponsored by IBM. Now many international corporations are waiting on the queue to sponsor this competition including Google and Facebook.
ICPC is the oldest, largest and most prestigious programming contest which has been exercised for the last four decades in the world. In Africa, this contest was conducted for the 21st time this year. ASTU, is the first University from Ethiopia which continuously participated in this contest beginning from 2017. In the 2019 South Africa Regional ICPC Contest, 12 African Universities participated and the ASTU team showed great character and professionalism as they ranked 2nd and 3rd. This is a great achievement and improvement for our team!! This was achieved as a result of the dedication of the participating students and their continual training and practice through the Computer Science and Engineering Club (CSEC-ASTU). The students of CSEC-ASTU are now more determined & highly motivated to qualify for the world finals!!
Viva team ASTU!!!
ASTU library has successfully conducted a workshop for staff and postgraduate students on Elsevier research solutions (Scopus, Science Direct, Mendeley and CellPress). The session also covered tips on how to use Scopus and Science Direct databases within the regular research process, how to use Mendely to organize your references and adjust citations and how to use cell.com platform to go far beyond published research; among others. The presenter was Khalid Shalan - Elsevier Customer Consultant a Dutch Based E-journal and information analytics Company.