The Research and Knowledge Management Office (RaKMO) produces proceedings of the four annual research events i.e., International Conference on Private Higher Education in Africa, Multi-Disciplinary Seminar, National Student Research Forum, and Open and Distance Learning Seminar to serve as references to the University’s community as well as to disseminate to partner and stakeholder institutions thereby building institutional memory of the University.

St. Mary’s University also produces three accredited journals namely: Journal of Business and Administrative Studies (JBAS), Journal of Agriculture and Development (JAD), and Mizan Law Review. JBAS and Mizan Law Review have been accredited by the Ethiopian Ministry of Education.

SMU, in general, and RaKMO, in particular work with relevant partners and stakeholders which play considerable roles in promoting quality higher education in Africa. Some of these include:

The Federal Ministry Education, Ethiopia;

The Association of African Universities (AAU) based in Accra, Ghana;

The African Union Commission

International Network for Higher Education in Africa (INHEA)

University of KwaZulu Natal

The Program for Research on Private Higher Education (PROPHE)

The International Institute of Capacity Building for Africa (IICBA) of UNESCO


  • Coordinating the preparation, publication , following up the printing and distribution of the University’s publications and collecting feedback for improvement. Some of the publications are:


  • International Conferences on Private Higher Education
  • Annual Multidisciplinary Seminar
  • CODL Seminars
  • Annual Student Research Forum


  • Quality Matters
  • Assessment in Focus
  • The Teacher


  • Mizan Law Review
  • Journal of Business and Administrative Services (JBAS)
  • Journal of Agriculture and Development (JAD)


  • SMU in Stride
  • Prospectus, book of profile, handbooks

Contact Office:

Research & Knowledge Management Office (RaKMO)

Tel: +251-115580616


P.O. Box: 1211/18490

Addis Ababa,