University at a glance

Overview of Nugaal University


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 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 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 Health Science (Clinical Health department, Public Health Department, Nursing department, Maternity 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 and Sharia and Islamic Studies and it is actively putting into plan in offering other potential programmes which are now in the offing.

Regional Rank:

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.