Gollis University is a community-owned university located in Hargeisa, Somaliland. It was founded in 2004 as a teaching college but was upgraded to university status in 2005. The university currently has 11 faculties, offering a wide range of programs in the humanities, sciences, and engineering.


Gollis University was founded in 2004 by Dr. Saeed Ahmed Hassan. The university started with just a few programs, but it has grown rapidly over the years. In 2005, the university was upgraded to university status by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Somaliland. Today, Gollis University is one of the leading universities in Somaliland.

our Academics


We offers a wide range of programs in the humanities, sciences, and engineering


Vision and Mission

  • Vision: To be a leading world-class university in the Horn of Africa, producing professional leaders committed to continuously making a positive difference for society and mankind.
  • Mission: To provide quality education, research, and training for the transformation of our society and to suit the needs of the challenging and rapidly changing globe.

The university's vision and mission are reflected in its core values of excellence, learning, participation, innovation, open communication, respect, trust, and fairness. The university is committed to providing its students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the global workplace, and to making a positive difference in the world.

Gollis University

A shining light of knowledge in Somaliland


Future Plans

Gollis University is committed to continuing to grow and develop. The university plans to expand its academic programs, and it plans to build new campuses in other parts of Somaliland. Gollis University also plans to increase its research output, and it plans to become a regional leader in education and research.
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9+Campus Locations

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Location and Facilities

Gollis University has campuses in Hargeisa, Burao, Erigavo, Berbera, Las Anod, Borama, and Gabiley. The campuses are all within easy reach of the city center, and offer excellent facilities for learning and living. The university's facilities include libraries, laboratories, computer centers, and sports facilities.

Core Values

Gollis University is committed to the following core values:

  • Excellence
  • Learning
  • Participation
  • Innovation
  • Open Communication
  • Respect
  • Trust
  • Fairness
Student Life

Gollis University offers a vibrant student life. The university has a number of student clubs and organizations, and it hosts a variety of cultural and sporting events throughout the year. The university also has a strong alumni network, which provides support and opportunities for its graduates.