Bay University was established on 5th April 2013 by Jibril Mohamud Aden as a higher learning institution to foster academic excellence and nature talents.

The aftermath of Somalia’s long running conflicts which lasted more than two decades have destroyed the country’s asset including education infrastructures throughout the country. The prolonged civil conflicts in Somalia have fostered a lost generation that has no experience of a kind of effective government and poor access to basic social services particularly education and employment opportunities, which led Somalia to be in the last position in the world’s ranking in terms of education

Research conducted in Somalia have indicated that every ten school-going children only four have got access to good education as the focus of these research was of children aged between 6-12 years, the school going ratio is much lower at South West State of Somalia where some of its areas have no even elementary education at all.

Because of lack of functional government in Somalia, the educational and health infrastructure have completely collapsed. There was a need to help the community and create an institution that could transform and improve the quality of education hence Jibril Mohamud Aden established this great institution with the full support of the South West State regional administration, the local Authority, traditional elders, religion leaders and the community at large.

Main purpose:

The main purpose of Bay University is to advance research and uplift the higher education in Somalia in order to fight ignorance and reduce the rate the rate of poverty within the country.


The specific objectives of the University include:

·       To strengthen equal opportunity to education for all regardless of their political affiliation, clans, race, nationality and colour

·       To nature talents and foster creativity and innovation

·       To enhance productivity and advance knowledge through cooperating with other national  international partners


Putting knowledge to work is the university’s guiding philosophy. At Bay University, the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge are synergistically balanced. The university is driven by the process of involvement- involvement in the world affairs; in the needs of individuals and their communities, business, industries, and governments; in the returning of inquisitive minds; in the transfer of ideas from the campus to the market- palaces; and involvement in societal problems in our country and beyond. The creation of new knowledge and the process of discovery, scientific inquiry and scholarship inform all aspects of the educational enterprise at Bay University


To preserve, create, and disseminate knowledge, conserve and develop scientific, technological and cultural heritage through quality teaching and research; to create conductive work and learning environment; and to work with stakeholder for the betterment of society


To be the university of choice in nurturing innovation and talent in science, technology and development.


Our core values

The university’s activities and decisions are guide by the following values: Promotion and defense of intellectual and academic freedom, scholarship and relentless search of truth.

*    Honest

*    Accountability

*    Integrity

*    Transparence

*    Creativeness

*    Fairness ◊ Excellence

*    Leadership

*    Lifelong learning