University of Southern Somalia

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University of Southern Somalia
Established 5 May 2007
Chancellor Professor Mohamed Ali Kalay
Location Baidoa, Bay, Somalia

The University of Southern Somalia is a higher education center based in Baidoa, Somalia.


After a considerable planning stage, the institution was established in 2007 by a group of Somali scholars and intellectuals. Inaugural classes began the following year, in August 2008. University representatives concurrently announced plans to develop four colleges: the College of Science, Agriculture, and Engineering, the College of Social Science, the College of Education, the College of Health and Environmental Sciences, and the College of Jurisprudence. Additionally, an Institute of Social Research is being developed. Plans are also in the works to construct a new campus in an area around 15km north of Baidoa, as well as two new branches in two other principal cities in the Bay region.[1]


The university has plans to install over 20 degree programs. However the initial programs are as listed below.[2]

  • College of Education
  • College of Science, Agriculture, and Engineering
  • College of Health and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Jurisprudence
  • College of Social Sciences
  • School of Management and Economics
  • Institute of Research and Training (IRT)


  1. ^ "About us". University of Southern Somalia. Archived from the original on January 21, 2012. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "University Website".