Welcome to Benadir University

Discover just why BU is one of the leading universities in Somalia. From our award winning staff to our unique teaching pedagogy, BU is truly equipped to be the university of choice for students who are looking to make a brighter future.


If you are looking for an academically rich and student based university, B.U. is your first choice. Benadir University also offers students access to a library, computer rooms, labs, and multi-media equipment. By pursuing an education with Benadir University, you are making the right choice for both your academic life and future career goals.

  • Strengthen the Quality of Academic Programs
  • Improve the Academic Indicators of the Student Body
  • Increase Applied and Basic Research


Benadir University vision is to position itself to meet the demands of a rapidly transforming community; in delivering a dynamic earning environment. BU prepares those it serves to meet the obligations inherent in being productive and responsible citizens and steward of our community. Benadir University intends to be a premier University that prepares students for life and work. Benadir University seeks to create opportunities through which people’s abilities, talents and creativity can in full expression. We aspire to world where people can promote their lives in a manner of their own choice. Were cognize that development today must safeguard the option of future generation. In the years ahead, the university will strive for excellence and prepare change. The University will realize as situation where needs of the target population are addressed through long-term sustainable education program.
Banadir University’s mission is simple yet profound. To push the frontiers of knowledge, B.U. must have simple yet profound mission and objects. They are as follows;

  • Developing modern education through work – based learning with collaborative teaching methodology.
  • Delivering systematic education guided by principles and values that preserve and sustain the local economy and the environment.
  • Produce graduates that embody competence, leadership, and moral integrity.
  • Constantly seek to improve the learning environment for students and their university experience.

The Strategic Plan gives expression to the Benadir University and to the vision to further develop Somalia as a university of influence. The Plan sets out five overarching directions to guide future activity:

  1. To provide an excellent educational experience to attract and retain students who, regardless of their background, will succeed at university and become graduates of influence.
  2. To continuously improve our research performance and, through our research, deliver social dividends.
  3. To attract and retain excellent staff who, through their teaching, research and professional support, will positively contribute to Somalia’s development as a university of influence.
  4. To be a sustainable university.
  5. To enhance our engagement with the region and to consolidate our reputation as one of Somalia’s most engaged universities.

The new Plan was developed following a University-wide consultation process including briefing sessions on each faculty. We would like to thank everyone for their active engagement in the consultation process and for their valuable contributions to the development of the Strategic Plan.

The Education Committee is responsible for defining and keeping under review the educational philosophy, policy and standards of the collegiate University, and for the oversight of activities relating to teaching, learning and assessment. The General Purposes Committee advises Council on policy in respect of issues or activities which are university-wide and transcend the remit of the other main committees of Council or other specialist committees as appropriate. Its remit includes responsibility for strategic issues relating to risk management. The Personnel Committee has oversight of the development and review of employment policies, staff relations and all personnel matters. The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee advises Council on planning, budgets and forecasts, resource allocation and other financial arrangements, and monitors performance against plans and budgets. The Finance Committee is responsible, under Council, for the review of the annual financial statements of the University and of the Press, for banking arrangements and for the review and publication of financial regulations and procedures. The Investment Committee is responsible, under Council, for the management of the University’s investment portfolio.




Rector’s Message

It is matter of pride and satisfaction to introduce you to Benadir University which, with few years,has grown into reputable institution in Somalia.The University is recognized by World Health Organization (WHO) as an education provider in Somalia. The civil war in Somalia has deprived the Somali children of their rights to education. Thanks to the Somali intellectuals who after feeling the need to revitalize the country’s educational system, established educational institutions.  Read More

Our Faculties at Glance

Our New Semster Starts at September 2020

New students are admitted to the Benadir University once in a year. Semester is teaching period is lasting for 15 weeks excluding the examination period. Benadir University’s system of examination is based on the system of semester examination.