The University of Gondar is one of the oldest universities in Ethiopia. Established in 1954 as a Public Health College and Training campus Center, the University has steadily grown and evolved into one of the top education institutions in the country today.
The Gondar School of Science and Technology (GSST) is the evolution of a series of Successful Schools inspired by Astronomy and Space Science. Though GSST’s primary objective is to provide a platform (for students, teachers and scientists) for presenting and disseminating their research works and findings, and exchanging ideas on current development in science and technology, it is also used as stage for promoting STEM education and other activities like Life Skills Training and All Inclusive Education. The School is hosted and sponsored annually by the University of Gondar since 2010. Previous and current potential sponsors include North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Technology, Ethiopian Space Science Society (ESSS) and Ethiopian Scientific and Academic Network (ESAN).