University at a glance

Nugaal University was established by academicians and professionals from Sol Region on 15th September 2004, as to meet the academic needs of the region. Since its establishment, this institution contributed to the sustainable peace and development of the region and it pioneered the higher education of Sol Region. Nugaal University is committed to the development of teaching/learning, research and community service for solidified symbiosis.

Nugaal University is located in the city of Lasanod – the provincial headquarters of Sol Region. Lasanod is a historical mountainous city in between many giant spectacular landscapes that is rich in archaeological and anthropological significance for both the local and international researchers interested in studying the past and contemporary Somali cultures, anthropology, heritage, archaeology and general ways of life.

Nugaal University has three campuses in Lasanod City and consists of eight full-blown faculties: Faculty of Education, Faculty of Community Development and Leadership, Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Economy and Political Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Animal Science, Faculty of Languages(Somali Department, Arabic Department and English Department  )Faculty of Health Science (Clinical Health department, Public Health Department, Nursing department, midwifery Department, Nutrition Department, medicine Department,  and Laboratory Department), Faculty of Computer Science and Faculty of Sharia and Islamic Studies.  In addition to these undergraduate specialisations, Nugaal University offers Postgraduate Diploma and Master in Sharia and Islamic Studies.

The university also offers Intermediate Diplomas in Arabic language, English language, Computer Science, Business Administration, project management and Sharia and Islamic Studies and it is actively putting into plan in offering other potential programmes which are now in the offing.

As an academic institution providing higher education, Nugaal University is currently ranked in ten top universities of Somalia/Somaliland for its educational gains and learning excellence. Being a leading academic institution and first choice for the students of Sol Region, it is a contributive member of Somali Research and Education Network (Somali REN); an academic platform which currently consists of 14 top Somali universities. By the meticulous implementation of its mission and vision, Nugaal University is aiming at gaining the highest rank.

The encompassing circle that surrounds the components of the official logo of Nugaal University symbolises globalisation and its universal significance for the global citizens. The upper part white pigmentation inside the circle of the logo symbolises peace and represents its contribution to sustainable human development and transparency of educational justice. The green hue in the central point and lower part of the logo stands for multi-dimensional development. The black flaming emblem with white light in it which stands above the NU symbolises the power of education and how it eradicates the danger of illiteracy and emancipates the global community from the risk of innumeracy. The short form NU under the emblem is the abbreviation of Nugaal University. The two stars on either sides of the abbreviation symbolise the educated manpower and human resources that the university produces and the thin black line at the edge of the circle symbolises the harm of ignorance and how the university liberates the community from it.

A leading University acting locally but thinking globally that provides quality of education relevant to the individual and to the local community for future peaceful socio-economic transformation.

To provide seriously and promote justly good quality of education that can facilitate research and sustainable development at the community level and positively contributes to the whole nation.

We believe, without exception, that our most important endeavor is providing students with an exemplary education.

The mandate of Nugaal University is embodied within the university’s academic brilliance, administrative duties and social responsibilities which are summarily contributed to the:

  1. The pride of higher education, promotion of research and advancement of learning;
  2. Dissemination of knowledge at its academic level, giving opportunity to students acquiring higher education, including persons with disabilities wishing to do so, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, political conscience, colour, or gender and
  3. Provision of accessible physical facilities to the users of the University.