Haramaya University is located in Haramaya, Ethiopia. The Haramaya University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences was established in 1954 as the Alemaya College of Agriculture. It was a part of Addis Ababa University until 1985 when it was upgraded to a full-fledged university of agriculture. The Alemaya University of Agriculture became a multidisciplinary university in 1996. In 2006 the university was renamed Haramaya University. The college offers BSc and MSc degrees in animal and range sciences; plant science; rural development and agricultural extension; natural resources and environmental sciences; and agricultural economics and agri-business. Together, there are 20 MSc and 12 PhD programs that can be obtained in these disciplines. There is also a two and half year BSc program for mid-career professionals who hold diplomas in agriculture or forestry. Research and extension activities operate under the umbrella of the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research.