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Gollis University

Gollis University
جامعة جولس
Motto A beacon of knowledge
Established 2004 (2004)
Type Private
President Saeed A. H. Ibrahim
Location Koudbuur District, Hargeisa, Somaliland, Somalia
Website .com.gollisuniversitywww

Gollis University (GU) is an institute of higher education in Hargeisa, the capital of the northwestern Somaliland region of Somalia. It is situated near the Golis Mountains. A privately owned university, GU offers various courses in different academic facilities, including curricular and extra-curricular programs.


  • Overview 1
  • Mission 2
  • Campuses 3
  • Undergraduate faculties 4
  • Post-graduate Master Degree Programs 5
  • Faculty of MSIT 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Gollis University is committed to excellence in education in addition to fostering an environment that enables students to assume roles of responsibility and leadership. Gollis University provides students with a foundation for lifelong intellectual growth and learning as well as the practical means for a fulfilling career. Gollis University serves as a fully accredited baccalaureate-granting institution. Gollis University also serves a rapidly growing population of younger generations and learners who desire to complete their degrees through an innovative and relevant programs designed to address the needs of a developing country. While in its infancy years, Gollis University is already known for its high quality relevant programs. Beyond the classroom, there is a variety of activities such as homework clubs and extra-curricular events that develop leadership skills and provide advancement opportunities. GU has a new campus outside of Hargeisa nestled on a hilltop and a new extension inside the city offering new degrees. Its stated goal is to provide students with the kind of environment that creates a multitude of possibilities for academic and personal growth.

Gollis University serves the entire Hargeisa Region and receives students from portions of the other five regions. Gollis University was founded in 2004 as a non-profit institution, opened to students for enrollment in 2005, and was upgraded to a university within 10 months of its opening. Starting with 40 criminal justice and 40 civil engineering students, the student population reached 706 at the end of 2007. The University operates one campus at Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, and intends to open the main campus with its residence halls and sports facilities as soon as the key facilities are completed. The tuition fees from students ($400.00/student/year) are the main source of income for the University. In-house demographic growth projections indicate that the Somaliland University age students are expected to increase by more than four fold, in the next 5–10 years, creating new opportunities for the higher education institutions. This rapid growth will challenge the higher education institutions to provide a comprehensive capital development plan to deal not only with the need for new facilities but further to provide improvements at the existing facilities and the infrastructure to support the academic and operational requirements of the entire country. Funding for the capital development can only come from few sources, namely donations from the Diaspora, international organizations such as the World Bank, African Development Bank, UN agencies, and international foundations that support global development in education.


Gollis University
Mission:Empowering the students as leaders through a professionally oriented higher education programs addressing the needs of the country.


The university has several campuses in the region, including:

  • Hargeisa City Campus (Main Campus)
  • Berbera City Campus
  • Burao City Campus

Undergraduate faculties

Faculty of Management Science and Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Bachelor of Business and Information Technology (B.IT)
  • Information and Communication Technology (I.C.T)
  • Economics
Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Telecommunication engineering
  • Computer Engineering
Faculty of Sharia and Islamic Studies
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences
  • General Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Laboratory Technology
  • Anesthesia
  • Pharmacology
Faculty of Geological Sciences and Water Resources
Faculty of Veterinary
Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Political and International Relations
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Social Work and Community Developments
  • Criminal Justice
  • Security Management

Post-graduate Master Degree Programs

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Development studies (MDS)
  • Master of Engineering Management (MEM)

Faculty of MSIT

  • Bachelor of Management Science and Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration


  • Official website

External links

  • Official website

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