Established in 1991, Unity language school was offering English, Arabic, French and Italian language courses. It started functioning with students not more than 50 and a few part-time teachers and administration personnel.
Gradually, a number of names were given to it in accordance with its steadily progress. For example once it was named “Unity Law Language and Vocational Institute.” As time went by, the Institute launched diploma programs in Accounting, Marketing, Business, personnel administration, Secretarial Science and Office Management from 1997 to 1999.
In March 1998 the Institute was upgraded to a College level following its commendable achievements in education. In the process of its development, the Institute had played a pioneering role in providing citizens with quality education compared with other private higher learning institutions in the country. Later named as Unity College, the Institute has promoted innovative approaches and launched degree programs in various disciplines.
Building a reputation and meeting the set criteria for universities, “Unity” has finally been promoted to a University level. Thus becoming Unity University,(U.U.).
“Unity University” is a forward-looking private higher learning institution capable of undergoing continuous innovations and improvements. As a result, it has become the first famous private higher learning institution in the country.
November 26, 2008 the MIDROC Ethiopia Technology Group took over Unity University’s ownership. Recognizing the fact that the university would play a pivotal role in intensifying education across the nation, Sheik Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-Amoudi developed a special interest in tertiary education. His vision became a reality with the take over of the U.U. as Unity University PLC. He has now his expanded investment in the education sector in a bid to help produce skilled manpower to the nation. As a result of its relentless effort to invest in the education sector, MIDROC Ethiopia Technology Group has absorbed the University as its 16th Company to be run under the leadership of the CEO, Dr. Arega Yirdaw.
The University is now restructured to smoothly and effectively run every activity with the new management and ownership.
Unity University is the first full-fledged privately owned institute of higher learning in Ethiopia with a status granted by the Ministry of Education. It has vision to be the beacon for advanced, modern, practical and useful education in the country. Unity is committed to the development and continuous enhancement of human resources through the introduction of time-tested, relevant and innovation ideas. It strives to provide highly qualified professionals to meet the challenges of the emergent needs of the country as well as the global market.The University is committed to deliver quality education with competent academic staff, state-of-the-art technologies and conducive learning environment.