Vision and Mission of the Directorate of Research

Directorate of Research and Community Service

The Directorate of Research and Community Service of the University of Burao was established in 2009. At that time, the University of Burao considered research publication and community service as two major target areas in which there were gaps, and different achievements were realized in these areas since then. With limited financial resources, the Directorate has conducted and oversighted several research projects which have been useful for the society; in addition, several community targeted projects were implemented. 

The Directorate of Research and Community Service is determined to competently participate in the developmental activities that are taking place within the country. In this regard, the Directorate is keen to cooperate with governments and NGOs that are involved in these developmental projects on baselines, end lines and other significant research activities.

  1. Vision 
    To be the best research center in the Horn of Africa region.

  2. Mission
    We seek to conduct and facilitate high-quality independent research projects which address the needs and benefits of Somaliland people; besides, we provide fruitful consultancy services to both public and private organizations that are engaged in developmental activities. 

  3. Core values 
  • Professionalism
  • Innovation & creativity 
  • Integrity
  • Efficiency and effectiveness
  • Accountability and transparency
  • Teamwork

4. Research thematic areas 
  • Food Security 
  • Human Health
  • Business and Economics Development  
  • Engineering and Technology 
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources 
  • Livestock Health 
  • Education 
  • Evaluation Research