Bahir Dar University (BDU) is founded on two proud institutions, namely Polytechnic Institute and Pedagogy Academy. Consequently, BDU has deservedly been chosen as Centre of Excellence for Teacher Education, Curriculum and Pedagogy.
The University is privileged to be located at the source of the Blue Nile and shore of Lake Tana, UNESCO’s Biosphere Reserve – natural laboratories no other University in the world has and collaboration opportunities for global impact.
As a public Higher Learning Institution of a country with ancient civilization and wisdom beyond science, as some claim, BDU puts “Pursuit for Wisdom” as one of its core values. This value emanates from its motto: “Wisdom at the source of the Blue Nile’’. We learn from Ethiopian religious education history that disciples were wandering from place to place for zeal to Wisdom: because only “1st-class” people can attract other “1st-class” people. This shall be BDU’s strategy for talent cultivation, a pre-requisite for Research-intensive University. Another overarching value to implement this strategy is “Internationalization”, which will enable BDU, among others, to attract talented Ethiopian scholars and innovators in the Diaspora.
巴赫達爾, 阿姆哈拉州, 埃塞俄比亚