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
The training is being offered by a professional in cyber security. The trainer has been working in healthcare company for the last seven years in USA. The issues covered are: Incident response overview, Computer forensic, Contemporary issues in computer forensic, Forensic process, Forensic tools, Forensic problems, The future of computer forensics. Cyber security is one of the defending mechanism to protect and secure any data from different attacks. In his opening remarks, Dr. Ketema Adare, underscored that Cyber security cannot be attained in onetime training; we should update ourselves every time to safeguard our data and ICT infrastructure by inviting different security experts. We should steadily develop the security of our system through collaboration with the international organizations. In cyber security we should develop the capacity on how to secure our university’s systems and software by inviting different experts in the area of cyber security.
A higher delegation of Ethiopian Air Force led by the commander-in-chief, Brigadier General Yilma Merdasa, visited Adama Science & Technology University. The visit is meant to facilitate cooperation between the two organizations. It is recalled that a team of Adama Science & Technology visited Ethiopian Air Force last August. The two sides agreed to setup a technical committee which can figure out areas of cooperation. The team from Ethiopian Air Force was rather inspired by the laboratory facilities and overall development endeavors in the university.
Among the sites visited, the Space Technology Institute which is developing ASTUSAT, a cube sat for space exploration took the visitors with surprise. The visitors reiterated their interest in using this center for improving the services of Ethiopian Air Force.
During discussion with selected students, Brig. General Yilma reaffirmed his willingness to accept students from ASTU for attachment, research and training. The two sides vowed to work hand-in-hand to realize technology transfer.
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!!
ASTU- ICT has offered a two-days training for employees of vital events registration on ways of implementing the system of vital events registration. It is recalled that ASTU has successfully developed the Vital events registration for Adama City administration as part of its community service activity. The trainees were drawn from all Kebeles of Adama City administration. The training was organized in collaboration with Oromia vital events registration. The effort is meant to enable the vital events employees to take account of the livelihood of the community accurately.
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!!!