Adama University is being developed as a model university for Ethiopia emphasizing economic development according to the German paradigm. Thus German approaches serve as archetypes in many respects. There decorating and appreciating outĀ­standing personalities, friends and supporters of a university are events widely recogĀ­nized in the society.
As Adama University follows the German paradigm, on July 10, 2010 it introduced a new tradition, namely to decorate and appreciate outstanding personalities, friends and supporters of the university. On that date the highly prestigious academic distinction of Honorary Senator was introduced and awarded.