The university opened on January 1, 2019,
in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, where it has its main office. The
university’s specialized programs are included in the College of Health
Science, the College of Law, Economics, and Management, the College of Education
and Psychology, the College of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, the College
of Engineering and Computer Science, and the College of Humanities and Social
Accord University’s master’s programs take
between one and three years to finish, depending on the area of study. A
doctorate degree takes between three and six years to finish.
The students studying at the university are
Somali citizens living at home and in the diaspora, as well as foreign students
from some African, Asian, European, and American countries, including Kenya,
Ethiopia, Uganda, Lebanon, Yemen, South Sudan, Belgium, and the United States
The Vice-Chancellor of the Accord
University, Prof. Abdulkadir Mohamed, said that two master’s batches have
graduated since its establishment, numbering 1,250 students, adding that the
university, which is known for its high educational quality, plays a vital role
in East and Horn Africa.
Prof. Abdulkadir Mohamed stated that the
Accord University organized courses at its headquarters in Mogadishu to build
the capacities of students, Somali civil society, teachers, civil servants, and
professionals to raise the level of their knowledge and practical performance.
The Accord University held multiple
symposiums on distance learning and its importance for the advancement of
society in Kenya and the Netherlands.
The Accord University has a strong
partnership with the United Nations Association of Somalia (UNASOM) and the
ISIC Association. It also has relationships with some local and international
universities for scientific and cultural cooperation.