The use of ICT in academic research has been growing in all Universities. This includes the use of powerful computers for complex calculations on very large data sets like in modeling and simulation applications; use of communication tools and the Internet ensures that research teams can be spread across the world; increased academic resources through the use of digital libraries. To take full advantage of the above, Bahir Dar University needs to allocate large amount of money for the required sustainable broad band connectivity, various software applications and technical expertise. It is highly recommended that BDU has to establish Digital Libraries learning from the experience of some other African country universities. So that it promote access to recent publications and to provide opportunity for research dissemination through on-line e-journals. The technical ICT infrastructure needed for research by university faculty and students requires major financial investments and as such should be based on well conceived national and Institutional policies.

ICT in Research