The Research and Knowledge Management Office of St. Mary’s University (SMU) has been organizing Annual National Student Research Forums (NSRF) since 2007. The purpose of NSRF is to create opportunities for undergraduate students to present their senior essay research findings and share their experiences with their peers and academic staff, so as to enhance their academic dialogue exposure and experience.

At the latest 11th NSRF, 16 papers were presented by students who came from different universities including: St. Mary University, Addis Ababa University, University of Gondar and Mekelle University. Every year SMU publishes papers presented at the NSRF in proceedings for wider dissemination and use.