Please, observe the following deadlines

  Dates
Abstract submission March 30, 2017
Notification of acceptance of Abstract April 15, 2017
Submission of Full Paper & Power Point Presentations June 15, 2017
Publication of Abstracts and Program and Handbook July 10, 2017
Conference date July 25-28, 2017

Abstracts/papers or posters should be submitted by email to the Research and Knowledge Management Office (RaKMO), St. Mary’s University at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Dear participants,

The schedule for conducting the 15th International Conference of PHE in Africa is approaching.  This is to remind you that you need to finalize processing all your travel documents (Air ticket, valid passport and visa) as early as possible to avoid last minute rush. Participants who require our support to process their visa need to send copy of the bio data page of your passport at the earliest time possible to give us enough time to process.  For details on travel requirements please visit our conference web site. If you need an official invitation letter to process you visa please let us know.
Hoping to hear from you


St. Mary’s University, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, African Union Commission, the Association African Universities (AAU), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and the International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA/UNESCO), is organizing the 15th International Conference on Private Higher Education in Africa, during 25th-28th July, 2017 at the Intercontinental Addis Hotel in Addis Ababa.

The theme of the Conference is “Ensuring Quality through Enhanced Public Private- Partnership”. The Conference is expected to bring fresh insights on how to strengthen quality and relevance in expanding higher education in Ethiopia through public-private initiatives.

More than 350 university leaders, educators, policy/decision-makers, researchers, and representatives of national, regional and international organizations from Ethiopia, Africa and the rest of the world are expected to attend the Conference.

St. Mary’s University is also organizing its 11th National Annual Student Research Forum on August 23-24, 2017. The forum is exclusively organized for graduate and undergraduate students to share their findings with fellow students, staff and other participants. Interested students from public and private universities in Ethiopia are invited to submit their abstracts. Papers presented at the Forum will be published in a Proceeding and there will be modest remuneration for paper presenters

Moreover, St. Mary’s University is finalizing its preparations to conduct its 9th Multidisciplinary Seminar (MDS) on August 25, 2017. All interested researchers are invited to submit their original research paper on all main branches of science (all scientific discipline) such as Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Formal Sciences and Applied Sciences.

For further information, please contact Research and Knowledge Management Office (RaKMO), SMU, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. or call at 0911645382, 0911487617 and 0940295703.