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Mogadishu University
جامعة مقديشو (Jaamacadda Muqdisho)
Motto in English
"Towards aBetter Future"
Type Non-profit "Private institution
Established 1997
"Rector Dr. Ibrahim Mohamed Mursal
Academic staff
11 faculties
Location "Mogadishu, "Somalia
Campus Mogadishu Main Compus,
Bosaso Campus
Affiliations AAU
Website mu.edu.so

Mogadishu University ("Arabic: جامعة مقديشو‎, "Somali: Jaamacadda Muqdisho) is an accredited non-governmental "university in "Mogadishu, "Somalia.



The idea to establish a non-governmental 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 campus

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 Tromsø.


The university accepts students who have graduated from secondary schools or those who have "GCE equivalent certificates. Before enrollment, students have to pass a qualifying examinations in order to enroll in their program of study.

Institutes and centers[edit]

University institutes and centers are:


The university has nine faculties, which award BA and B.Sc degrees. The university's faculties are:

Post-graduate Program[edit]

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 has accreditation with :

Organizations memberships[edit]

1. Federation of Islamic World Universities (FIWU)[2].

2. Association of Arab Private Institutions for Higher Education.

3. Association of Arab Universities (AAU).

4. Islamic Universities League (IUL).

5. Association of African Universities (AAU).

6. International Universities Council (IUC).

7. Association of International Universities ( AIU ).

8. Consortium of IGAD Universities.


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