Maldives National University

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The Maldives National University
ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޤައުމީ ޔުނިވަރސިޓީ
Former names
Maldives College of Higher Education (MCHE)
Type Public
Established 1973 (As Allied Health Services Training Centre)
Chancellor Dr. Mohamed Zahir Hussain
Vice-Chancellor Dr.Hassan Hameed
Location Malé, Maldives
Website [1]

The Maldives National University (Dhivehi: ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޤައުމީ ޔުނިވަރސިޓީ) The Maldives National University is one of the finest public schools in the Indian ocean. The Universities mission statement is as follows “To create, discover, preserve and disseminate knowledge that are necessary to enhance the lives and livelihoods of people and essential for the cultural, social and economic development of the society so that this nation shall remain free and Islamic forever.” MNU promotes Islamic Dhivehi traditions and values; likewise, like it is explained in the mission statement to remain a free and Islamic nation forever. MNU has seven values it holds true to: 1. Honour, Honesty, and Integrity 2. Service to the nation 3. Rational inquiry and critical thinking 4. Life-long learning, teamwork and leadership 5. Self-discipline and respect for the law 6. Respect for people and their institution. 7. Shared governance and decision making. Number 1. Hold true to Honour, honesty and integrity; meanwhile, not tolerating liars, cheater and stealers. Number 2. Puts the nations purposes first and serves the nation. Number 3. Makes it an obligation to think critically for the primary purpose of human endeavor. Number 4. Promotes life-long learning as a group. Number 5. Encourages self-discipline in individual’s life and submissive to peace keepers. Number 6. Trys to keep and maintain a enlightened entity in the area. Number 7. Puts an emphasis on shared decision making in the role of management through the merge of government and school.

In 1973 The first Ministry of health was created at NMU. In 1974 The vocational and trade center was established, providing mechanical and electrical trades. In 1984 the institution for Teacher education was created. In 1987 a tourism school was established for the sole purpose of tourism in the Maldives. In 1991 The Institute of Management and Administration was created; in order, to train staff for public and private services. In 1998 The Maldives of Higher Education was founded. On January of 1999 the Institute of Shar’ah and law was founded. In 2000 College launched first degree Program: Bachelor of Arts. On the 17th of January 2011 The Maldives National University Act was passed by the President off the Maldives, The Maldives National University got its name on the 15th of February 2011. [1] [2]


MCHE was established on 1 October 1998, though what is today known as MCHE was there since 1973 as Allied Health Services Training Centre which later was renamed as Faculty of Health Sciences established by the Ministry of Health.

The college was administered by a council called College Council, headed by Mr. Abdul Sattar Moosa Didi.

The first chancellor of the university was Dr. Musthafa Lufty, who has later resigned from the post.


  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering Technology
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Studies
  • Faculty of Islamic Studies
  • MNU Business School
  • Faculty of Shari'ah and Law
  • Faculty of Science
  • Centre for Maritime Studies
  • Centre for Open Learning
  • Foundation Studies


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