Mettu University was established among 3rd generation Universities with primary intention to bring quality education, undertake problem solving research and multi-dimensional services to the communities. Community service encompasses the wide range of educational, cultural, economic, environmental, scientific, social and other activities that involve interaction with individuals, groups and organizations.  Mettu University recognizes community service as a key area of activity so as to share a high level of expertise with the community as an intellectual leader within a national and international context and stimulating and contributing to debate on educational, cultural, economic, environmental, legal and social issues.

As a central philosophy of meeting societal expectations and needs from its higher educational trainings consistent, planned and well integrated community based education is becoming top urgent issue in higher teaching-learning institutions in the course of addressing educational social, economic, ecological and environmental problems of communities. The Ethiopian government has given due attention to enhance teaching-learning, research and community engagement in higher education institutions in compliance with existing policies and strategies. Therefore, Mettu University Community Service, Engagement and Consultancy Directorate shall aim to serve the community via training, consultancy service, development service/ projects, free legal services and other professional services.

 Identified Community Service Directorate Thematic Areas

  1. Health Sciences
  • Maternal, child and reproductive health
  • Diarrheal diseases, neglected and tropical infections disease
  • Drug use and integration of traditional and modern medicines
  • Nutrition and food security
  • Mental disorders, substance use disorders, addiction and epilepsy
  • Communicable and non-communicable disease
  • Health information system applications
  1. Agricultural Sciences
  • Agricultural production, productivity and postharvest handling
  • Sustainable Natural resource Management
  • Empowering gender in nutrition sensitive Agriculture
  • Urban Agriculture and forestry
  • Organic farming and municipal waste management
  • Fishery, aquaculture and livestock production and Management
  1. Natural Sciences
  • Biodiversity, fishery and aquaculture
  • Sport Science in Community and its application
  • Statistical tools and its application
  • Environmental change and toxicology
  • Space Science and Nuclear radiation
  1. Engineering and Technology
  • Construction contract administration, optimization of construction materials and methods
  • Industrial automation and Energy
  • Design, construction and maintenance of buildings, hydraulic structures and road
  • Sustainable energy, agricultural machinery and industrial equipment design
  • Disposal and treatment of hazardous chemicals and environmental protection
  • Web development, computer applications and networking, Artificial Intelligence, e-commerce


  1. Social Sciences
  • Natural resource management & Climate change
  • Sociological views and youth behavior
  • Language related issues
  • Good governance & human rights
  • Culture and tourism
  • Gender issues
  1. Business and Economics
  • Information system, data base development and knowledge management
  • Marketing, Entrepreneurship and enterprises development
  • Leadership and good governance
  • Tax collection system and administration
  • Book keeping and saving
  1. Law
  • Legal and Para-legal services
  • Laws and justice
  • Prisoners’ related issues
  • Human Rights of vulnerable persons
  1. Education and Behavioral Sciences
  • Quality Education and education related issues
  • Special Needs and Cross-cutting issues
  • Pedagogy and andragogy