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Aklilu Kidane Adare (MA) 

(Head, Department of Political Science and International Relations) 

Contact Information 

  • Mobile phone:-+251913654772/+251703654772 


  • Office Address: Seminar building 2nd floor No: 05 

 Department of Political Science and International Relations (PSIR) 

Program title:  Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in Political Science and International Relations ( የአርት ባችለር ዲግሪ በፖለቲካል ሳይንስ እና አለም አቀፍ ግንኙነት )

              Program duration : Four Years for regular and five Years for extension

              Medium of Instruction:  English

             Credits and the equivalent ECTS :   145 and 245 respectively

             Mode of delivery:  Regular and Extension

Program Objectives:

  • General Objective

produce intellectually and professionally competent graduates in the field of study

  • Specific Objectives

Conduct research and provide training 

Provide community service

Make the department a center of excellence

Strengthen the program by focusing on the students’ academic excellence, practical skills and professional career development;

Strengthen the department in terms of physical capacity, teaching and research outputs and staff development.

The research themes:

The following are some of the research thematic areas identified by the department:-

  • State, government and Society 

  • Conflict, Peace and security 

  • Foreign Policy and Diplomacy

  • International Relations 

  • Politics, Governance, democracy and development 

  • Identity, gender, the politics of environment, and natural resources

  • Federalism and constitutionalism

  • Human rights

  • Politics and governance system of the ancient Kingdom of Kaffa