The first PhD dissertation defense in the University of Gondar was conducted at the Institute of Public Health on June 25-26, 2013. This PhD in
Public Health was made possible by the fruitful and exemplary collaboration between Addis Continental Institute of Public Health (ACIPH) and the University of Gondar (UoG). Dr. Gashaw Andargie, Dr. Mamo Wubshet and Dr. Takele Tadesse successfully defended their dissertations in front of all staff members of the Institute, postgraduate students and interested staff from other schools and faculties of the University. The candidates faced external examiners were from Europe (Sweden and The Netherlands) and internal examiners from Addis Ababa University School of Public Health.
This was a highly motivating and exemplary opportunity for other candidates, Schools and the University community as a whole to follow in the footsteps of the institute. As the University approaches its 60th anniversary these historic PhDs in Public Health truly showcase the growth and progress of the University which was initially set up as a Public Health College and Training Center.
During a dinner attended by the candidates, examiners, advisors and invited guests in honor of this historical event, Professor Mengesha Admasu, President of the University said, “This day is a very special day for the Institute of Public Health and the University as we are celebrating it at the verge of 60th anniversary of UoG”. He also invited other participants to take the example and initiate PhD trainings to contribute towards the realization of the University`s vision and missions.
The Institute of Public Health, the College of Medicine and Health Sciences and the University of Gondar would like to thank all who were actively involved in the realization of the PhD training with a special note of appreciation for our collborators ACIPH.