People all over the world are reaching out to share information through new and developing channels. The Information Communication Technology Directorate (ICTD) focuses on the intersection of technology, people who use that technology, policies and regulations that govern the use of that technology and communities or environments in which that technology is used. Believing its importance AdU established ICT Directorate as the most important office for enhancing teaching and learning, community service as well as research & development activities.
When Adigrat University started to integrate ICT in its entire system, it is with full believe and motive to handle issues related to ICT in the university. Since its establishment, the ICTD has been working closely with different sections of the university to expand ICT services, to create awareness of ICT, to introduce new technologies into the university. Most importantly the ICT Directorate office opened the Cisco Networking Academy to help students and staffs through acquainting with basic computer skills and paving the way for them to the international IT market. Till now the office has been working from the conception to the implementation of:
- Main Data Center (IDS 2000-M),
- Distribution rooms (all-in-one containment),
- Smart class and Tele-presence rooms,
- VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure),
- IP Telephony
- Inter-building fiber installation and
- Intra- building network installation in the university;
From opening to running academy, and from supporting to giving training for end users.. Some of the explanation of the completed projects is given here under.
AdU planned to become center of excellence in ICT and supporting the future academic and administrative tasks of the university by ICT. A number of applications are implemented to take the routine tasks of the university to a higher level. The office will work to expand the internet service to all buildings including dormitories. The AdU ICTD will also work to establish ICT incubation, opening more academies and strengthen relationships.