The university was established in 1993 as Nazareth Technical College (NTC), and was later renamed as Nazareth College of Technical Teacher Education (NCTTE), specializing in training technical teachers until 2003. The same college became a university, namely Adama University (AU), in 2006. Five years later, the university once again changed its name to Adama Science and Technology University (ASTU). Currently, the university is located in two different towns-in Adama, the main campus, and Asella, home to the two different campuses hosting the School of Agriculture and School of Health Sciences, respectively.
The university has ratified a Five-Years’ Strategic Plan and Senate Legislation that will allow for the achievement of its vision – ASTU aspires to become a first choice in Ethiopia and one of the distinguished universities dedicated to excellence in applied sciences and technology in Africa.
Website – www.astu.edu.et