Launched in 2007 under the College of Natural and Computational Sciences, the Department of Earth Sciences at Wollega University lies in Nekemte town at main campus of the University. Since then, it has been a growing centre for geologic education and research and it is currently running both undergraduate (Geology and GIS) and postgraduate (Exploration Geophysics) programs. The department is home to 42 full-time academic and research staff members off which 4 are Expatriate staff, 15 are on study leave and 306 undergraduate students and 52 graduate students. Moreover, it is one of the fastest up growing departments in the university both in skilled man power and laboratory facilities to accomplish the educational, research and community service callings. Through these years there has been significant curriculum revision which is intended for effectiveness of the curriculum and consideration of advancements in the field.

Vision of the Department:

  •   To be a centre of excellence in Earth sciences by being a leading institute in teaching, Community services and research.

Mission of the Department:

  •  To build the intellectual and human resources capacity through teaching and researching in geosciences.
  •  To generate high quality knowledge and advance problem solving GIS & geosciences research in Ethiopia.

Activities             Labiratory and Facilities