University Industry Linkage Directorate

About ILTT

Effective and efficient University-Industry Linkage is a necessary condition for knowledge and technology  transfer from university to the industry. University graduates and research outputs have to be absorbed by the industry. The industry is also a source of finance for university research activities and source of   information for quality assurance so that graduates with a high level of knowledge and skills, as required by every industry, can be produced. The outcomes of research undertaken in universities have to be transferred to the industry integrated to the products and services of the industry and impact the living
standard of the society.

Major Duties and Responsibilities of UIL-TT

መቅድላ አምባ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ሳይንስ፣ቴክኖሎጂ፣ ኢንጂነሪንግ እና ሂሳብ ማዕከል

  • Reporting
  • Searching grants
  • Facilitate centers
  • Facilitate innovation
  • Coordinate trainings
  • Develop strategic plan
  • Strengthen team works
  • Prepare working guidelines
  • Coordinate coordination offices
  • Establish University –Industry linkage
  • Strengthen student internship programs
  • Prepare memorandum of understandings
  • Identify potential stakeholders and partners
  • Evaluate implemented technology transfer projects
  • Support in protection of intellectual property rights
  • Follow up ongoing and completed technology projects
  • Facilitate the establishment of technology villages and parks
  • Provide guidance for STEM and business and technology incubation centers
  • Participate national and international workshops, consortium, conferences and trainings

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Dawit Dibekulu Alem, University Industry Linkage Director


Kassa Eshitu Yimer, University Industry Linkage Assistant Administrator

What is STEM?

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education. We focus on these areas together not only because the skills and knowledge in each discipline are essential for student success, but also because these fields are deeply intertwined in the real world and in how students learn most effectively. STEM is an interdisciplinary and applied approach that is coupled with hands-on, problem-based learning.

A STEM-literate student is not only an innovator and critical thinker, but is able to make meaningful connections between school, community, work and global issues. A STEM-literate high school graduate can enroll in a college-level course of study in science, technology, engineering, and math without the need for remediation. STEM skills are increasingly necessary to engage in a knowledge-based economy. There is solid evidence to suggest that the fastest-growing and highest-wage jobs in future years will be in STEM fields and all employees will need to utilize STEM skills for problem solving in a wide range of industries.

What separates STEM from the traditional science and math education is the blended learning environment and showing students how the scientific method can be applied to everyday life. It teaches students computational thinking and focuses on the real world applications of problem solving.

  • Science: Science is the study of the natural world, including the laws of nature associated with physics, chemistry, and biology and the treatment or application of facts, principles, concepts, or conventions associated with these disciplines. It is an exciting process of discovery that allows us to link facts into understanding the natural world! Science is both a body of knowledge that has been accumulated over time and a process—scientific inquiry that generates new knowledge. Knowledge from science informs the engineering design process.
  • Technology: Technology, while not a discipline in the strictest sense, comprises the entire system of people and organizations, knowledge, processes, and devices that go into creating and operating technological artifacts, as well as the artifacts themselves. Throughout history, humans have created technology to satisfy their wants and needs. Much of modern technology is a product of science and engineering, and technological tools are used in both fields.
  • Engineering: Engineering is both a body of knowledge-about the design and creation of human-made products—and a process for solving problems. This process is designed under constraint. One constraint in engineering design is the laws of nature, or science. Other constraints include time, money, available materials, ergonomics, environmental regulations, manufacturability, and reparability. Engineering utilizes concepts in science and mathematics as well as technological tools.
  • Mathematics: Mathematics is the study of patterns and relationships among quantities, numbers, and space. Unlike in science, where empirical evidence is sought to warrant or overthrow claims, claims in mathematics are warranted through logical arguments based on foundational assumptions. The logical arguments themselves are part of mathematics along with the claims. As in science, knowledge in mathematics continues to grow, but unlike in science, knowledge in mathematics is not overturned, unless the foundational assumptions are transformed. Specific conceptual categories of K–12 mathematics include numbers and arithmetic, algebra, functions, geometry, and statistics and probability. Mathematics is used in science, engineering, and technology.


STEM learning is an interconnected approach to learning science, technology, engineering, art, and math.  While each of these fields are distinct, STEM learning removes the traditional barriers separating the disciplines.

STEM learning seeks to take advantage of the similarities and interplay of skills and knowledge among these fields to weave together a rich and meaningful learning environment. Students identify ways that disciplines are interrelated, and how they reinforce and complement one another.

STEM learning is dedicated to engaging students to develop unique cognitive skills, habits of mind, and attitudes that benefit learners throughout their lives.