Mattu University

Yuunivarsiitii Mattuu

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Mattu University

Department of Ecotourism and biodiversity conservation

About the Department

The Ecotourism and Biodiversity Conservation department at Mattu University was established in 2016, with a mission to train future leaders in the fields of sustainable tourism and biodiversity conservation.

Equipping Graduates for Success:

The department's first cohort of students, 47 strong, will graduate in 2018, ready to tackle the challenges of responsible tourism development and biodiversity protection. The program equips graduates with the knowledge, skills, and creativity needed to:

Design and manage ecotourism projects that minimize environmental impact and maximize benefits for local communities.

Conduct research and develop solutions to address pressing issues in ecotourism and conservation.

Foster appreciation for biodiversity and inspire others to become stewards of the natural world. 

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47 Students
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Fatuma Yesuf Husen

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The department aspires to become a center of excellence in ecotourism and biodiversity conservation education and research, not just within Ethiopia but across the region. This vision will be achieved through:

Producing knowledgeable and skilled professionals: Graduates will be equipped to effectively contribute to the development of sustainable ecotourism, promoting biodiversity conservation alongside.

Generating impactful research: The department will conduct and share problem-oriented research that addresses real-world challenges in ecotourism and wildlife conservation.

Building a strong reputation: By providing high-quality education and conducting impactful research, the department aims to become a recognized leader in the field.


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