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Mekelle Institute of Technology (MIT), located in the southern outskirts of Mekelle, was established in 2002 devoted exclusively to science and technology education and research. MIT strives to:
"Produce highly qualified professionals in engineering, science, and technology who can invent and innovate, apply research, and build their own careers, thus contribute towards the development of Ethiopia and the transformation of Ethiopians to a self-reliant and vibrant society."
MIT has established a number of collaborative links with various local and overseas universities and organizations. Locally, it collaborates with Mekelle University’s Ethiopian Institute of Technology (formerly called Faculty of Technology) and the College of Natural and Computational Sciences in sharing faculties and resources.
Witnessing the resounding contributions and successes of the Tigrai Development Association (TDA) in promoting the reconstruction and development of Tigrai, three gentle men in the inner-core of TDA, namely Mr Araya Zerihun, Dr Assefa Abraha, and Mr Desta Asgedom, came up with an idea of establishing a model, boarding secondary school for high performing high school entrants. They were driven by two important rationales.