As a leading postsecondary institution in Somalia, SIMAD offers students an ideal environment to pursue their academic studies, priding itself on excellent infrastructure and state of the art technology located on a peaceful and collegial campus.
SIMAD University offers a diverse range of international standard undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various disciplines offered by the university’s faculties, academic departments and institutes: Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Management Sciences, Faculty of Computing, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Education, and Faculty of Law and Institute of Modern Languages.
SIMAD University was established to fulfill a set of core objectives that include the provision of sustainable, quality education and research output of the highest standards and to also contribute to the development of the nation by meeting the needs of all stakeholders as well as preparing learners for their lives after graduation.
The culture and experience of SIMAD University have played an important role in the professional and personal development of its students. SIMAD will continue to contribute to Somali society by facilitating an environment conducive to higher learning and providing facilities for personal and professional growth.
All our staff and faculty are motivated knowing that by preparing our youth for the future, they are directly contributing to the development and success of Somalia as a whole.
We are proud of the notable achievements our team has made in such a short time. Responding to the needs of the local population, we have successfully implemented a number of undergraduate academic programs, among them Medicine and Health Sciences, Telecommunications and Engineering, Computers and IT, Business, Banking and Economics, Political Sciences, Law, and Sharia as well as specializations in Math, Statistics and Natural Sciences.
In addition, the patience and commitment of our staff have led to a series of achievements, notably awarding Master’s degrees in collaboration with Open University Malaysia. We have also developed collaborative ties with a number of other universities worldwide. SIMAD also gained membership in the Association of African universities (AAU) and the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN).
SIMAD University has recently restructured its facilities, focusing on latest advances in educational technology; notably the addition of 9 computer labs and library upgrade with over 20,000 books and more than 50,000 e-books across a wide range of specializations.
We continually strive to create opportunities and foresee possibilities in our quest to improve and extend the breadth and depth of our vision. At SU, you will find an innovative experiential learning environment with opportunities to learn from and interact with professors and students who share the passion in creating an intellectually stimulating community of scholars.
At the top of the tablet, the university title is scripted in Somali indicating our commitment to the nation’s development and progress through education rooted in language, tradition and values.
Just below the name of the university, SIMAD, there is an open book and rising sun indicating the dissemination of knowledge in a new era. The color of the wood is green showing that prosperity can be obtained through the delivery of first-rate education.
At the bottom, two feather-pens in a full inkpot are resting on an arch symbolizing the opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the rich educational environment at the university
The Somali flag appears at the summit where the two feather-pens meet; the flag is symbolic identity marking that the university belongs to Somalis in general.
The name of the university is written in three languages: English, Arabic and Somali. The meeting of the two arches shows solidarity among the students, staff and management.
A long-served campus! As you can see the name it’s the core campus of the university has. It is located at Warta Nabada District, the industrial road, in Mogadishu, Somalia.
This campus is home to over 15 undergraduate degree programs, plus it is the center of Institute of Modern language. The majority students study at this campus as most faculties are located on this campus.
Our main campus is completely conservational, healthy and green environment that is conducive to learning. Also, the campus is composed of 5 buildings: two new buildings built recently, two contrary buildings, administration building, and ICT and exam office building. In addition, the campus offers main conference hall for which seminars and workshops, public talks, ceremonies, and events are held.
There’s a library in place that has extensive collections that cover a rich array of printed, electronic journals, videos, resources, books and other education materials in various languages.
Apart from these, there is a grand mosque located on the campus. This mosque plays an integral part in enhancing wellness and promotes peace from within across our campuses. It’s that a special place where our students go for spiritual renewal and intellectual nourishment.
For more info, register our annual campus tour and see the stunning of the campus.
It is one of the campuses of SIMAD University and it is located in Hamar Jajab district in Mogadishu, Somalia. The campus hosts two faculties: Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Law. It is a calm place contributing to study better. It has also a library for which students can go to learn and do research.
It is the third campus of the university, and it hosts postgraduate students as well as evening program students. It is located in Hodan District, Mogadishu, near to Abdikasim areas.
SIMAD is a founding member of Somali Research and Education Network (SomaliREN). SomaliREN is a member of UbuntuNet Alliance, a sub-regional backbone network in Eastern and Southern Africa connecting National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) to each other and to similar networks on other continents via GÉANT, the European research and education backbone network.
The achievements of SIMAD University have been recognized and acknowledged by the Association of African Universities (AAU). SU was offered to full member letter by the AAU. The Association of African Universities is an international non-governmental organization set up by universities in Africa to promote cooperation among themselves and between them and the international Academic community.
SIMAD is a member of Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN). ASREN is the association of the Arab region National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) and strategic partners, that aim to implement, manage and extend sustainable Pan-Arab e-Infrastructures dedicated for the Research and Education communities and to boost scientific research and cooperation in member countries through the provision of world-class e-Infrastructures and E-services.
SIMAD is a member of International Association of Universities (IAU). IAU is the UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions. It brings together institutions and organizations from some 120 countries for reflection and action on common concerns and collaborates with various international, regional and national bodies active in higher education.
The tenure of the Board of Trustees shall be a 5 year renewable period.
The Board of Trustees is responsible for setting the general policy of the university, overseeing the overall operations of the university according to its adopted educational policy and supervising as well as periodically evaluating the performance of the university, and promoting the relationship between the university and other educational institutions. In addition, the board will approve the formation, amalgamation and cancellation of departments and centers.
The Board of Trustees has the power to appoint the Rector of the university, approve the annual budget, and prepare and plan fundraising campaigns.
The university has an Academic Council which is accountable to the University Senate. The Academic Council advises and supervises the academic affairs of teaching staff, research affairs, studies, and publications. The Academic Council is composed of the following:
The Operations Board has jurisdiction over financial and administrative affairs within the context the university regulations and is comprised of the following members:
The Development Board is mandated for the overall planning and coordination of the university’s intellectual culture including research development, creative activity and the attendant stewardship of resources in support of those endeavors.
The Development Board is composed of the following members:
The university is registered as a private, non-profit higher education institution with the mandate to create and disseminate knowledge through relevant research work and quality academic standards.