SIMAD laid the foundation stone of a brand-new Science & Technology Campus
Jun 28

SIMAD laid the foundation stone of a brand-new Science & Technology Campus

SIMAD University today laid the foundation stone for a brand-new Science and Technology Campus in the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia.

The Chairman of DirectAid Somalia, Mr. Hassan Badawi, and the Rector of SIMAD University, Mr. Dahir Hassan Arab, officially laid the foundation stone for the new campus in Mogadishu. The ceremony was attended by the faculty members, students, alumni, and other dignitaries.

The land size of the science and technology campus is 84000 Sq. Meter with a road on the 140 edges and is designed to have the capacity of hosting 15,000 students at any one time. It will also provide accommodation facilities for expatriates, visiting professors, lecturers, and doctors. To create a unique acoustic landscape, the Science and Technology Campus will have two auditorium facilities with 2,000 and 500 capacities. Moreover, it will have an outdoor play facility, including basketballs, volleyball, handball, and table tennis.

In addition, the campus is designed to have a capability of green energy such as bio digestive system, natural lighting, block alignment to minimize heat, cross ventilation, big headroom, solar heating and lighting, trees, and a water recycling system. This will become an environmentally friendly campus that will generate electricity from alternative energy.

It is also noteworthy that the campus will have a large referral hospital with the facility of a 300-executive ward. The facility is expected to be the first high-end hospital of its kind in Somalia with theatres, ICU, and HDU. The facility building will have a basement parking and commercial outlets-shops, auditoriums, and restaurants to serve the population of the hospital and the university.

SIMAD University, one of the leading universities in Somalia, has grown and evolved over the years to become a research-focused university by sponsoring community-based research projects. The research output helped the country’s policymakers set favorable policies aligned with the Somali community’s needs. Due to the pressing 21st-century challenges the Somali society faces, SIMAD is now revising its core mission to become an entrepreneurial university. The focus will prioritize innovation and creativity, alternative energy, tackling climate change, food security, health, and so on. This new science and technology campus will be the basis for these changes.

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