Dire-Dawa University is one of the 13 second generation universities which were established in 2007 academic year. It began its teaching and learning duties with 3 faculties and 13 undergraduate programs which comprised 756 regular students and 90 academic staff including 101 admin staff in the same academic year. Currently, Dire-Dawa University has one institute (IOT), 5 graduate programs, 5 colleges and 39 undergraduate programs. The enrolment in regular, evening, weekend and summer programs has grown to 15,000.
Besides, a number of classrooms, laboratories, workshops and facilities has been constructed and established since its foundation. Thus, Dire Dawa University has begun to celebratecolorfullythe anniversary day on May 26/2017 with different events in order to show its10 years progress. Dire DawaCity Administration Mayer, different university presidents, representatives from Ministry of Education, and House of Federation, and different stake holders have been part and parcel of the celebration.
This 10th anniversary has been celebrated having a panel discussion, visiting exhibition on innovative technology, well established students’ cafeteria, Sewage Water Treatment, laboratories and workshops. On the other day, for the expansion of the university(to establish a new campus on 255-hectare land for Institute of Technology) a foundation stone has been laid by his Excellency Ato Ibrahim Usman.