The University of Burao (UoB) is a Community based Higher
Education Institution established in 2004 in Burao, the Capital city of
Togdheer Region in Somaliland.
Since its inception it succeeded in graduating hundreds of students
from a variety of faculties such as the Faculty of Education, The Faculty of
Sharea and Law, The Faculty of Animal Science, and The Faculty of Business Administration. The University of Burao started training
Medical Students in 2010. The first doctors are expected to graduate in 2017. The
Departments of Information and Computer Technology and Community Development
were added in 2010. The University also started the "Top Up” Nursing Degree
Program in 2013.
We just completed the construction of five additional
classes, One Anatomy Laboratory and one office for the Faculty of Medicine and Nursing.
The University was also successful in conducting a variety
of Research Projects, such as The Milk Analysis Project, The Biogas Project and
the Beeyo Project. These research projects are environmentally friendly and directly
benefit the Community. If and when these projects are expanded they will
benefit the Country at large.
The University of Burao is a Public Institution, which
relies on the limited student tuition fees and the limited governmental
subsidies for its operating cost. The
Diaspora and to some extent the Business Community are the biggest supporters
of the University. We are particularly indebted
to Dahabshiil Group of Companies and Telesom for their substantial
contributions to the progress and development of the University. We are also
appreciative of all the other businesses and individuals that continue to support
Having said that, to
provide quality education to our students through technologically advanced
teaching methods and Research, highly qualified Professors and Lecturers,
appropriate Facilities and an Environment which is conducive to learning, the
University is in constant need for funding.
Our current top
priorities for 2014 – 2015 which need to be funded are as follows:
- To fully furnish the newly built classes.
- To attract Lecturers with Masters and PHD Qualifications.
- To provide Merit Scholarships to high achieving students as well as
those from socially disadvantaged background. Please click here to view the
details of our Scholarship Program.
- To build and fully furnish additional Science Laboratories.
- To enlarge the University’s transportation fleet to meet Students and
Therefore, we kindly ask Businesses, and individual citizens
of Somaliland particularly citizens of Burao and Togdheer Region, who live inside or outside the country,
to contribute financially or in kind to the progress and development of the University
You may send your contributions through our Account in
Dahabshiil Number 10966. Please e-mail
us to let us know your contribution and
provide us with your Full Name and Telephone Number.
We also welcome and highly value your ideas and suggestions.
Please forward them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your constant support and we welcome you to
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