Richard Pankhurst, In Memoriam (1927-201…

Professor Richard Pankhurst, a pioneer in the study of Ethiopian economic and social history and an Associate Fellow of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences has passed away on February 16, 2017. A founding Director of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies (IES), Richard Pankhurst laid the groundwork for the growth of the Institute as a prime research and heritage center. Prof. Pankhurst also co-founded the Society of Friends of the IES (SOFIES), which played a pivotal role in the acquisition of the rare books and artifacts that have made the IES Library the best collection of books on Ethiopia and the IES Museum a virtual national museum. In...

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The Ethiopian Academy of Sciences is an autonomous, non-profit, non-governmental organization established in March 2010 by a group of prominent scholars who wish to promote the Sciences to flourish and bring about development, prosperity and improved health services for the people(s) of Ethiopia.   The Academy aims to advance the development of all the sciences, including the natural sciences, mathematics, the health sciences, agricultural sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities, fine arts and letters. 


Our vision is to realize the development of scientific culture and scholarship in Ethiopia and the improvement of the quality of life of its people.

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Our mission is to foster scientific culture and innovation and advance the knowledge of the sciences, including indigenous knowledge.


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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


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