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03
OCT
2019

Ethiopians and Germans Celebrate the 40 Year anniversary of the University of Gondar- Leipzig University Partnership

On September 28, 2019 at Leipzig city the University of Gondar and Leipzig University celebrated their 40 year anniversary as partners. The then Gondar Medical School was one of the only medical schools in Ethiopia and had opportunities to venture out and gain collaborative agreements with other groundbreaking institutions.

Distinguished guests attended the event from Ethiopia, Leipzig city as well as former students of each University. H.E Ambassador Mulu Solomon, who is stationed in Germany, also attended the event and shared in the excitement and occasion.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the celebration began with a visit to the university hospital at Leipzig. Ambassador Mulu Solomon recognized the contribution of Leipzig University on the establishment and growth of the then Gondar Medical School.

The partnership of the two universities dates back to 1979 when the agreement was signed between Addis Ababa University and the then Karl Marx University to reorganize the then Gondar Medical School. The partnership which dates back decades included exchanges of teachers, students, joint research projects, medical equipment and facilities.

(Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs)