Bahir Dar University
Considering the importance of the textile, garment, and fashion sector to the economic well-being and industrialization of Ethiopia, the Government of Ethiopia has upgraded the Department of Textile Engineering to Institute level with the name "Institute of Textile and Clothing Technology" from July, 2009. Later in 2010, the Engineering Capacity Building Program (ECBP) started operating in Ethiopia with the collaboration of the German government and the institute was renamed as "Institute of Technology for Textile, Garment, and Fashion Design (IoTEX)" and functioning separately under Bahir Dar University. Shortly afterwards, as of March 2014, it was renamed as "Ethiopian Institute of Textile and Fashion Technology (EiTEX).
Currently, under EiTEX, there are 9 BSc (6 regular, 1 extension and 2 summers) programs, six MSc (regular), and 4 PhD programs. Our regular BSc programs are Textile Engineering, Textile Chemical Process Engineering, Garment Engineering, Leather Engineering, Textile and Textile and Apparel Merchandising, and Fashion Design. Whereas, MSc programs in the institute are Textile Manufacturing, Textile Chemistry, Fiber Science & Technology, Fashion Technology, Fashion Design, and Leather Product Design & Engineering. In addition, the institute offers 4 PhD programs. Whereas two of the PhD programs are research based Sandwich PhD programs in Textile Technology and Garment Technology. On the other hand, course based PhD programs in Textile Science and Technology and PhD in Leather Engineering were delivered. A total of 1003 (916 BSc, 70 MSc. and 17 PhD) students are currently enrolled in all programs.