Institutes are self-contained operational units acting as a legal part of Adama University or as legally independent units contractually associated with Adama University. Each institute has its own appropriate leadership without pruning the Managing Board's competence.
Related activities - i.e. research & development, further training & consultation- may be combined and form an institute as a legal part of Adama University. Research or other activities are initiated as part of the duties of schools and executed by staff there.