Unity University, based in Addis Ababa and established in 1991, is an integral part of MIDROC Ethiopia Technology Group. It expanded over the years and offered diploma courses in accountancy, marketing, business studies, human resources, secretarial studies and office management. It was upgraded to full College status in 1998 (Unity College). Since then, it has offered full degree programmes and was promoted to University status (Unity University).
In November 2008, Unity University was acquired by MIDROC Ethiopia Technology Group as the first ever privately owned institute of higher learning in Ethiopia. The purpose, as expressed by Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi, Chairman of the University, is to provide educational opportunity to the youth of Ethiopia who can use it, in turn, to further develop Ethiopia. It is run along commercial lines as a PLC according to best practice principles in higher education under the leadership of MIDROC CEO Dr. Arega Yirdaw.
The university offers both day and evening classes as well as distance learning at both degree and diploma level. Current courses cover business and economics, information technology, computer science, architecture, town planning, law, journalism and communications, sociology and social anthropology amongst other subjects.
For more information visit the Unity University page of the MIDROC Ethiopia Technology Group website.