University of Burao



The Department of Environmental Science was established in 2020 with the purpose of producing professional graduates with a strong foundation in environmental science and application to be suitable for vital positions in academia, industry, government, and non-governmental institutions as skilled manpower. The environmental science program is designed around three key themes: understanding environmental processes and systems; investigating change and impacts; and enabling their prediction and mitigation. Students gain expertise in desertification, biodiversity, climate change, pollution, waste management, natural resource conservation, environmental policy and economics, environmental conservation, etc.


  • However, in summary, the activities proceeded as follows:
  • Educational Programs: Teaching programs, workshops, and seminars were organized to enhance students’ knowledge and skills.
  • Fieldwork and Practical Training: Students participated in hands-on experiences, gaining practical insights through field visits and environmental practices.
  • Community Outreach: The department of environmental science conducted outreach programs, promoting sustainable environments and environmental awareness in surrounding communities.

Our main programs

  • Sc. in Environmental Science and climate change
  • Short courses, advanced workshops
  • Master degrees in the environment and climate change, horticulture, Agriculture Extension and Rural Development are in the pipeline.

Program objectives

  • To create and disseminate knowledge to the students about environmental problems on a local, regional, and global scale.
  • To provide practical training on modern instruments and analytical techniques for environmental analyses.
  • To sensitize students towards environmental concerns, issues,issues and impacts of climate change and related mitigation strategies
  • To encourage the students to apply their knowledge for efficient environmental decision-making and sustainable development.
  • To prepare students for successful careers in environmental departments, research institutes,industries, consulting, and NGOs.


  • The B.Sc. degree in Environmental Science is a four-year program designed to provide a fundamental education in the science of the environment.
  • Number of student’s male /female
  • Male students 29
  • Female students 19
  • Number of batch graduate

The Department of Environmental Science was established in 2020; therefore, the first batch will graduate in September 2024.

  • Number of qualified Lecturers

The department of environmental science has 11 qualified lecturers having different degrees including masters, PhD.

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