The Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development (EI-ABC) will be a home for Architecture, Urbanism and Construction Technology and Management that is focused on educating professionals and providing university-level knowledge to serve Ethiopia’s needs. Therefore, the following missions are to be followed:
To educate prospective graduates, provide knowledge and develop skills in design, building technology, management, and planning for the field of architecture, the building industry, construction management, as well as city and town actors in the public and private sector.
To conduct technology-based applied research, projects and studies that are based on priorities that reflect the needs of the country, the regions, woredas, kebele and the private business.
To create an environment that is conducive to the cultivation of social skills and entrepreneurship among students and staff
To serve as a model for other educational institutions within the country and provide them with the necessary technological education and advanced training
To cooperate with all relevant stakeholders in promoting and developing local, regional and national technological know-how
The new Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development (EI-ABC) shall be understood as an institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in the core disciplines relevant to the formation of design. Design is understood as a heuristic methodology of an integrative discipline.
The ambition must be to promote future oriented strategies in Architecture and Architectural Design, Building Technology and Structural Design, Project and Construction Management, City Development and Urban Design, Urban Ecology and Landscape Design, as well as Cultural Heritage, History and Theory of Ethiopian Architecture that implement new capacities regarding the prospective development of Ethiopia and its professions in building.
EI-ABC shall become a model Institute and laboratory for excellence in teaching, learning, applied research and practice in the fields of architecture, building construction and city development. The academic work needs to introduce guidelines for the prospective development of Ethiopia into a technologically transformed, however, sustainable society, moving from academic to applied research. Design and Research as the key principles of the new institute will provide the umbrella for this laboratory.
EI-ABC shall be attractive in international university partnerships and networks.
The following values should serve as the basis for EiABC:
Academic freedom and autonomy
The EiABC makes use of its academic freedom and institutional autonomy in order to improve its services and prevents its activities from being subjected to unnecessary or inappropriate interventions or misuse by its own members.
The EiABC strives to reach its full potential in order to fulfill its social responsibility through the active participation of its students and staff in community development activities and public services. It aligns its activities in such a way that it is able to carry out the social responsibility bestowed upon it as a public institution. It serves society by bringing about positive changes and contributing to social transformation.
High levels of performance and professionalism
In order to ensure exemplary performance, EiABC operates with the highest possible standards of professionalism and ethics and seeks to provide high-quality services as efficiently as possible.
EiABC leadership is dedicated to excellence and has a strong will to succeed and excel in its endeavors. It is characterized by the integrity and competence needed to accomplish its mission and a resolute focus on the strategic issues.