216 Postgraduate Students successfully defended their Research works


Haramaya University is carried out the November season open defense examination of PhD and Masters Candidates.

The University is building its reputation in postgraduate studies, and is working to become one of the postgraduate and research Universities in the country by the end of the Second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP). During the past couple of years, the number of Masters and PhD degree graduates of the University has tremendously increased. This evidenced that the capacity of the University to become as a Postgraduate and Research University within the coming few years.

At HU, an Open Defense Examination of PhD Dissertation and MSc Thesis is carried out three times within an academic year. The first defense of the academic year, which has two rounds and the first round took place from November 12-16, 2019, whereas the second round will be held from November 27-30, 2019. The second and the third defenses will be carried out in January and June 2020 respectively.

According to the Director of Postgraduate Programs Directorate and Delegate Vice president of Academic Affairs, Prof. Mengistu Urge, Doctoral Dissertation and Master’s Thesis open defense examination is one of the major activities put up on the annual academic calendar. He said such activities primarily serve as a check and balance to the quality of Dissertation and Thesis research work which are currently being carried out by the University’s graduate students.

During the first round defense season 9 PhD students among which two were females and 7 were males; and 13 female and 194 male a total of 207 students defended their Master thesis. The students will receive their degree after getting approval by the Council of the Postgraduate Program and the University Senate.

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