Debre Birhan University

Debre Birhan University (DBU) is a university in the city Debre Birhan, Amhara Region, Ethiopia. It is one of thirteen new universities which were established in 2007 by the Ethiopian government.[2]

Debre Birhan University
Lounge in staff of Debre Birhan University
Academic staff
Total staff
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09°39′26″N 39°31′17″E / 9.65722°N 39.52139°E / 9.65722; 39.52139
Debre Birhan University is located in Ethiopia
Debre Birhan University
Location in Ethiopia



The foundation of the university was laid down in May 2005 and the building of the first phase was started in May 2006. Instruction began in January 2007 with the enrolment of 725 students in the Faculty of Education with two streams, namely Businesses Education and Natural Science teaching. In the academic year of 2007/8, three additional Faculties (Business and Economics, Health Science and Agriculture) were opened, and the enrolment reached 2483. Furthermore, the university broadened its program and enrolled 393 summer/students and 500 Extension/evening students in 2006 and 2007 respectively. After three more construction phases, in 2012 there were about 10,000 students at the university.[3]


  1. ^ a b tzadmission (10 April 2020). "Debre Birhan University Historical Background". Tzadmission. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Gambling on education — Good Governance Africa". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Debre Berhan shaking with University students' protest - CNN iReport". Retrieved 24 September 2014.