Collaboration areas

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Debre Markos University has selected the following as centre of excellence:

  • Excellence in crop productivity and agro-possessing
  • Excellence in culture, literature and language development

Collaboration areas of Debre Markos University at different colleges, schools and institutes are listed as follows:

  1. Institute of Land Administration
  • Land Administration and Sustainable Development
  • Innovative Land Information Systems
  • Land market and Finance
  • Land Acquisition, Valuation and Compensation; Common resources and Environmental management
  • Land policy and land rights
  1. Medical school
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Curative and Rehabilitative Health Services and Disease Management
  • Nutrition, Food Safety Problems
  • Reproductive Health, Maternal and Child Health
  • Quality of health care service
  • Information system and Referral system
  • Health care Resource handling
  • Biomedical studies of health and disease
  1. Technology institute
  • Renewable Energy and rural electrification
  • Remote sensing and application of GIS
  • Soil erosion, reservoir and watershed management
  • Water resource development, planning assessment and modeling
  • Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and expert systems
  • Software modeling, integration and testing
  • Product design, development and optimization
  • Human factors design and safety engineering
  • Product quality management systems and productivity improvement mechanism
  • Structural system optimization
  1. College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Soil protection / Combating soil erosion
  • Afforestation
  • Forest protection and participatory forest management
  • Drought resilience
  • Soil acidity reducing mechanisms
  • Different biological mechanisms to increase soil fertility
  • Effective farming and profit maximization
  • Land use management
  • New agricultural methods to improve productivity
  • Increase production per hectare of land
  • Crop production : Post-harvest management, improved storage
  • Horticulture (highland and low land fruits and vegetables)
  • Chicken feed Formulation ( Ration formulation software: Hatchery Operation)
  • Bees / Honey processing (Honey and wax Processing: venom and royal jelly production: Queen rearing)
  • Dairy products processing and Technology
  • Crop production and processing
  • Fruit and vegetable production and processing
  • Handling techniques of agricultural products
  • Conservation of biodiversity
  • Sustainable use of natural resources
  • Renewable energies
  • Sustainable land use
  • Climate Change Management
  • Agricultural economic efficiency
  • Land evaluation and land use planning
  • GIS on natural resource Management
  • Land degradation and rehabilitation
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Integrated watershed management
  1. College of social science and humanity 

i. Ethiopian Languages and Literature Amharic Department

  • traditional calligraphic writing and book making arts
  • culture development
  • cultural tourism enhancement
  • traditional journalism
  • material culture
  • traditional music and performance arts
  • indigenous/traditional hygiene mechanisms
  • traditional clothing from past to present
  • L1 teaching methodology
  • language use and description
  • Amharic language literary studies
  • Geez language studies

ii. Theatre Arts Department

  • preserving and developing endangered cultures
  • introducing and promoting Gojjam cultures
  • preparing indigenous performance to protect community at risk
  • performance production based on Gojjam history and culture
  • theatre training for amateur in Debre Markos and surrounding areas
  • awareness raising on harmful traditions through theatre
  • collecting and documenting oral narratives to make performances
  • cultivating school mini media clubs
  • documentary production based symbolic and iconic local persons
  • preparing art festivals to the society

iii. History and Heritage Management Department

  • Writing the history of the people of Gojjam
  • heritage management/conservation
  • cultural history
  • environmental history
  • heritage and tourism
  • disease history

iv. Civics and Ethical Education Department

  • conflict resolution
  • human rights
  • gender and peace
  • gender violence
  • professional ethics
  • environment and development
  • electoral issues
  • security issues
  • business ethics
  • political culture
  • local development
  • good governance
  • democratization
  • globalization and emerging issues
  • politics
  • corruption
  • public relation
  • federalism and local government
  • ethnicity

v. Sociology Department

  • indigenous cultural practices
  • harmful cultural practices
  • culture and health
  • culture, religion and development
  • urbanization
  • crime prevention
  • streetism and begging
  • prostitution
  • socialization
  • rural-urban linkage
  • rural youth entrepreneurship

vi. Department of English Language and Literature

  • English language assessment
  • English language improvement
  • mentoring primary and high school teachers
  • language teaching and technology
  • mother tongue interference
  • IELTS/TOEFL training for instructors
  • aptitude training for preparatory school students
  • authentic material development
  • English language textbook review/evaluation
  • indigenous language teaching practices
  • critical thinking and language teaching
  • classroom practices in English language teaching
  • Literature in language teaching
  • Literature in language classroom
  • book review
  • globalizing local writings (translation)
  • training for amateur writers
  • developing vernacular literature
  • adaptation of literary works
  • bibliographical book production on classical writers
  • collecting and documenting oral literature
  • language documentation
  • terminology problem in recently developed languages
  • textbook evaluation
  • trainings on sounds of English
  • linguistics in language teaching
  • training on quantitative and qualitative research

vii. Journalism and Communication

  • social-political impacts of media and communication
  • effective hotel communication
  • government communication offices
  • social media aspects, impacts, …
  • media industries, news, programs, documentaries, …
  • censorship and freedom of expression
  • ethics and media

viii. Department of Geography and Environment Management

  • climate change and mitigation
  • land resource degradation
  • watershed management and development
  • regional and urban development
  • migration
  • food security
  • rural livelihood
  • tourism and development
  • water resource management
  • land use land cover change
  • soil conservation and management
  • socio-economic development
  • environmental impact assessment
  • cartography and map preparation

College of health sciences collaboration areas

  1. Program expansion(BSc to PhD level) and capacity building in Department of:
  • Public health
  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Medical laboratory
  • Human Nutrition and food sciences
  • Health informatics
  • Pharmacy
  • Environmental health
  • Pediatrics nursing
  1. Research and community services

         2.1 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

  • Identification, development, and provision of safe water supply;
  • Management of human and animal wastes;
  • Prevention and control of communicable diseases
  • Occupational health and hygienic practices
  • Safe working condition.

        2.2.Curative and Rehabilitative Health Services and Disease Management

  • Biopharmaceutical and pharmacological aspects of herbal medicines,
  • Development of diagnostics and diagnostic technologies, therapeutics, vaccines and biomedical technologies.
  • Quality and efficiency of human health care service delivery.
  • Epidemiological patterns, diagnostic, curative and control strategies for diseases and emergency cases at pediatric, surgical, medical, and obstetrics/ gynecology cases

      2.3. Nutrition, Food Safety , Dietetics, and Nutritional Problems

  • Food safety assurance and sanitary measures; and dietary practices.
  • Under-nutrition, obesity, overweight and micronutrient deficiencies,
  • Prevention and treatment of malnutrition at all levels are studied under this research area.
  • Effective strategies for nutrition interventions during pregnancy, lactation, early infancy, childhood, and adolescent in both rural and urban areas, and focuses on how best to tackle micronutrient deficiencies.

       2.4. Reproductive Health, Maternal and Child Health

  • Reproductive and sexual health services
  • Sexually transmitted illnesses including hiv/aids;
  • Substance use/abuse;
  • Unmet need for reproductive health services; and
  • Harmful traditional practice on young people, women, and children.
  • Maternal health problems associated with pregnancy and childbirth, nutrition and hygienic practices during pregnancy and lactation
  • Child morbidity and mortality, ways of creating favorable and productive socio-economic and learning conditions for young people,

2.5. Quality of health care services, Information system, referral system, and resource handling.

  • Efficiency of Health care financing and supply management
  • Health care cost for chronic disease
  • Quality and timeliness of report and evidence based practices
  • Quality of laboratory facilities, referral system
  • Utilization of appropriate computerized data management technology (HMIS)
  • Evaluation of health extension programme, professional development ,and training

       2.6. COVID-19

  • Prevention, treatment and other new technology/novel idea on it.



Natural and Computational science

  • Ethanol production
  • Biotechnology
  • STEM

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