Mogadishu University

Mogadishu University (MU) is a non-state university in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Founded in 1997, Mogadishu University (MU) emerged amidst the tumultuous backdrop of Somalia's civil war, bearing the torch of higher education in a nation grappling with conflict and instability. With a humble beginning of six professors and 200 students, MU's inception marked a beacon of hope for a generation seeking knowledge and progress. The university's establishment was spearheaded by a group of Somali intellectuals who envisioned a center of learning that would nurture critical thinking, foster academic excellence, and contribute to the reconstruction of their war-torn nation. MU's doors opened in a privately owned house in the southern part of Mogadishu, defying the odds and offering a sanctuary of education amidst the chaos.

MU's commitment to quality education attracted a growing number of students, and the university quickly gained recognition as a leading institution of higher learning in Somalia. The university's reputation extended beyond Somalia's borders, attracting students from across East Africa and beyond.

In 2008, MU established a branch campus in Bosaso, the capital of the northeastern Puntland state of Somalia. This expansion further solidified MU's role as a regional hub of higher education, providing opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds. Throughout its history, MU has faced numerous challenges, including financial constraints, security concerns, and the persistent effects of conflict. Yet, the university has persevered, demonstrating unwavering resilience and a steadfast commitment to its mission of providing quality education.

The university's contributions extend beyond academic pursuits. MU has actively engaged in community development initiatives, promoting peacebuilding, healthcare, and social justice. The university's commitment to civic engagement reflects its deep-rooted belief in the transformative power of education to uplift and empower society.

As MU embarks on its next chapter, it remains steadfast in its mission to provide quality education, foster innovation, and contribute to the advancement of Somalia and the region. MU's legacy is one of resilience, determination, and a unwavering commitment to the pursuit of knowledge and the betterment of society.

University Profile

University Name Mogadishu University
Acronym MU
Year Established 1997
Motto Towards Better Future


Address Km4, Hodan District, Mogadishu, Banadir, Somalia
Phone +252 593 2454
Fax +252 121 6820
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International Students Allowed Yes
Student Body Men and Women
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Information on Mogadishu University was last updated on November 08, 2023.