The idea to establish an educational institution started in June 1997, after which time it took five years to develop and open the university. It opened in September 1997 as a non-governmental, non-profit institution for higher learning, governed by a Board of Trustees and a University Council.
Mogadishu University has relocated its activities to its Main campus on the outskirts of Mogadishu.
The main campus in Mogadishu was initiated with the assistance of the Islamic Development Bank, among other donors. In 2008, Mogadishu University opened another campus in Bosaso in the northeastern Puntland state of Somalia, which recently formed into an independent University called Red Sea University in Somalia.
The institution has been invited to join the Somali Aid Coordination Body (SACB) Educational Sector Committee. On 21 September 2004, the MU representatives Mr Fathudin Mohamed, Westley Bii and Hussein M. Iman (MU Program Director) attended the SACB Educational Sector Committee meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.
Two delegates from MU, Dr. Abdurahman Moalim Abdullahi, the Chairman of Board of Trustees and Dr Abdullahi Farah Asseyr, MD, Adviser of the President and Head of faculty of Health Sciences Affairs at MU, paid a 10-day visit to Norway during which they signed a partnership agreement with the University of Tromso.
Mogadishu University Offering Programs
University institutes and centers are:
The Institute for Somali Studies (ISOS),
The Institute of Languages,
The Somali Center for Water and Environment,
The Center for Community Services and Continuing Education.
The university has nine faculties, which award BA and B.Sc degrees. The university’s faculties are:
Faculty of Sharia and Law
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Economics & Management Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology
Faculty of Political Sciences & Public Administration.
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Veterinary
MU offers its own post-graduate programs as well as in conjunction with the Omdurman Islamic University in Sudan, Malaysia Open University and Asian e-University.
Mogadishu University Admission and Requirements
The university accepts students who have graduated from secondary schools or those who have GCE equivalent certificates. Before enrolment, students have to pass a qualifying examination (oral and written) in order to enroll in their program of study.
Mogadishu University Tuition Fees
Address: Jidka Jaamacadda, Mogadishu, Somalia
Phone: +252 61 3997777
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