Public and External Relations Directorate

Background

Mettu University's Public  and External relation Office  was  established in 2012(GC)  to facilitate the internal and external communication of the university. Its very objective is to facilitate the communication among the internal community and external as well.  The office is responsible for the publicizing the activities of the university.The office is one of those offices reporting to the president of the university. It also functions the advisory role to the president in over all communication affairs.
The office has the following Aim, objectives and activities.

Aims
The office aims to:

  • support and promote positive communications within the university and mutually beneficial engagement with external stakeholders;
  • manage and arrange events, celebrities,symposium,  activities and services that are important to the life, reputation and smooth running of the University; and
  •    delivering  corporate publicity to the maximum quality.

Objectives 
The Office of Public Relation and external Relation attempts to realize its mission and aims by meeting the following objectives:

  • To administer the University’s corporate communication strategies;
  • To understand the University’s essential characteristics and communicate them clearly and consistently;
  • To promote the University’s activities and achievements and challenge misconceptions and misrepresentations where necessary;
  • To assemble and disseminate internal information that is of interest and value to the university community and that supports change management;
  •   To help develop connections, partnerships and mutual understanding with outside communities, groups and organizations;
  •  To arrange or support ceremonial, educational and other events, activities and opportunities that build reputation and relationships and are relevant to the University’s mission; and

Activities 
The main activities of the office are

  •  Information dissemination,
  •   International exchanges,
  •   Media relations,
  •    Major corporate publications,
  • Website development,
  • E-communication,
  • Events and workshops facilitation
  • Marketing and advertising

In order to undertake the aforementioned activities and fulfil its mission, the office is being structured into the following units:

  • External Relation team
  •  Public Relations team
  • Office assistance team

Major activities:-

  • Promoting international cooperation
  • Disseminating information about Mettu University to the insiders and outsiders as well
  • Preparing and disseminating information about study abroad for staff and students.
  • Organizing international workshops, seminars and symposia etc.
  •  Initiating, promoting, and maintaining international contacts to universities, institutes, research centres and academics.
  • Administering international agreements and memorandum of understanding.