On March 20, 1950, Emperor Haile Silassie I declared the
foundation of the University College of Addis Ababa, which
includes the faculties of Arts and Science.At the time there
were only 33 students enrolled compared to the current number
of 1874 undergraduate, 1111 extension, 982 MSc and 31 PhD students.
Starting from only one diploma and certificate granting department
, namely Biology, the Faculty today comprises six departments:
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences,Mathematics and
Statistics and four programs namely Biothechnology, Food Science,
Computational Science, Matreials Science and Environmental Science.
The number of academic staff members has grown from about ten in
the early 50's to more than 160 currently. This year the number of
prospective undergraduate students is 590 and about 190 students
are expected to graduate with MSc.