Welcoming the participants, Ato Dereje Ajibie,Debre Berhan University Academic Affairs Vice President and DBU President Representative, said that the 3rd Ethiopian Public Universities Internationalization and Partnership Directors Forum is considered as a good opportunity to share best experience and take lessons. He welcomed and hoped the participants to entertain the forum and get best lessons.
Opening the forum, Ato Desalegn Samuel MoSHE Ministry Head, said that nowadays Universities are outshining in research and solving the communities problems. Internationalization the universities is not yet strengthened as the demand required. Creating strong linkage among Universities nationwide and at global level is very crucial and it will help them to ensure quality and standard of the Universities. He added that MoSHE strived to formulate Internationalization policy and framework which Universities guided by and inculcating it in the curriculum.
Haregewoin Fentahun /PhD/,MoSHE Senior Advisor, presented paper on “Scholarship in Ethiopia”. She verified the opportunities, challenges and the way forwards in scholarship programs in Ethiopia. Delasa Bulcha /PhD,MoSHE Senior Advisor, also presented paper on Higher Education Institutions Internationalization and the Way forward”. He recommended Universities to seek all kind of partnership through modern technologies.
Finally the participants raised different questions, suggestions, comments and their concerns regarding human power and structure, management bodies’ commitments, budget and other expenses for foreign currencies. All the presenters confirmed that the comments and suggestions to be entertained, and the questions which need clarification were clarified, and forwarded to the concerned bodies.