International Relations & Alumni Affairs Directorate at Hawassa University
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is very pleased to introduce to you International Relations and Alumni Affairs Directorate (IRAAD) at Hawassa University which is now led by a young vibrant & energetic professional named Mr Yohanan Yokamo. It is an international accreditation and relations that makes or builds the reputation of one’s higher education institution image.
Message from the Director
Welcome to International Relations and Alumni Affairs Directorate (IRAAD) at Hawassa University!
IRAAD is one of the directorates established recently in July 2019 in response to the growing demand for Internationalization at HU in order to realize its mission of becoming one of the top ten research universities in East Africa by 2031.
Born out of the former Corporate Communications and Marketing Directorate (CCMD), IRAAD has predominantly been established to strengthen the quality of education, research and community services at HU through the expansion of internationalization aimed at all levels. In particular, IRAAD is expected to develop an internationalization policy/strategy for Hawassa University in line with the national internationalization strategy of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) ratified by Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MoSHE). Such a strategy should be designed in such a way that enables IRAAD to oversee the process of internationalization: the integration of international perspectives and values in the education, research and community services of HU.
Moreover, IRAAD supports Colleges and Institutes at HU to forge/establish partnerships and collaborations with various international and local Higher Education Institutes (HEIs), organizations, research institutes, sector offices and NGOs starting from the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to effective follow-up mechanisms.
Our directorate is also in charge of Alumni related activities and affairs of HU through the establishment of chapter associations, alumni events, conferences, and other relevant platforms to the wider alumni community all over the world.
IRAAD has three different units in order to carry out the various activities entrusted to it:
- Partnership and Collaboration Team
- International Relations Office/ Team
- Alumni Affairs Team
In short, coupled with the Directorate of Public Relations and Communications, Office of External Relations and Communications, HU management body, relevant directorates, colleges and institutes, IRAAD aspires to contribute its own share to help Hawassa University realize its vision of becoming one of the top ten research universities in East Africa by 2031.
For more information, you may reach us via :
Yohanan Yokamo Yotona
(LLB, BSc, LLM), Lecturer in Law, College of Law and Governance
Director, International Relations and Alumni Affairs Directorate (IRAAD)
P.O.Box 05, Hawassa University
Current Location: Main Campus,
HU Head Office Building
Room No. 104 (First Floor)