President’s Message


Rift Valley University is the largest private university in Ethiopia, with 45 campuses around the country. Known formerly as Rift Valley University College, RVU was granted full-fledged university status in 2014 by Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education. The University was founded in 2000. With a world-class faculty that sets a global standard for academic excellence, the largest number of students among private universities, RVU is among the most respected and desirable universities in the Ethiopia.


RVU is about both people and place. Our students, faculty, alumni, administrators, and staff stand out for their commitment to academic excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, diversity, and creative innovation. Our University benefits from not only its longstanding, inextricable connection to Addis Ababa, but also its presence in major urban centers of all Regional States. And the towns where we teach and do research are not just backdrops – they are also our classrooms, stages and laboratories. RVU is re-imagining what it is to be a university in the 21st century: pioneering research, outstanding teaching, and a presence across the globe that fosters the international, interconnected perspective so necessary in our modern world.


I do hope you like the new look and find the layout easier to navigate around. We have tried to provide greater amounts of information in a format that is easy and intuitive to use. Again in all that we do we ask you to give us feedback on how we are doing and please do let us know your thoughts on the new website.

Thank you for your ongoing support
Prof. Derebssa Dufera (President)

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