History, Vision & Mission

Hodmas University College (HUC) is a pioneering institution located in Mogadishu City, South and Central Somalia. Established just 3 years ago, HUC holds the distinction of being the first female-led university in the region. 

The visionary founders of HUC, Ms. Naima Abdirahman Moalin and co-founder Mohamed Abdulkadir Osman, aimed to establish an academic institution that would break free from the constraints of conventional education. They envisioned a university where both faculty and students could openly and candidly address the pressing challenges faced by societies in Somalia and beyond. Their goal was to create a space that would bring together scholars and citizens, fostering rigorous questioning, spirited debates, and meaningful discussions on the most significant issues of the day across various fields.


Since its official inauguration in 2020, Hodmas University College has experienced remarkable growth. It currently comprises seven schools or faculties, each offering courses that reflect the rapidly evolving landscape of Somalia. The university’s curriculum places a strong emphasis on key areas such as technology, agriculture and livestock, business management, health science, engineering, and mass communication. Additionally, HUC is set to expand its academic offerings in the near future, with plans to introduce programs in philosophy, art and design, and climate and environmental studies.


Hodmas University College stands as a symbol of progress and innovation in higher education within South and Central Somalia. Through its commitment to critical thinking, interdisciplinary approaches, and the exploration of pertinent societal issues, HUC aims to empower its students and faculty to contribute meaningfully to the development and advancement of their communities and the broader world.

Although Hodmas University College is a relatively young institution, it has made significant strides in its commitment to research, innovation, and its aspiration to become a transformative force in Somalia. Despite its limited time in operation, HUC has achieved noteworthy milestones in various areas:


Introduction of New Degrees: Hodmas University College has successfully introduced new degree programs in philosophy, art and design, and climate and environmental studies. These additions reflect the university’s dedication to addressing emerging societal needs and promoting interdisciplinary approaches to education.


Research and Innovation: HUC has established itself as a hub for research and innovation, encouraging faculty and students to undertake groundbreaking studies and projects. The university actively supports research initiatives that tackle critical issues faced by Somali society, ranging from sustainable agriculture and renewable energy solutions to public health and digital technology advancements.


Impact on the Local Community: Hodmas University College is deeply committed to making a positive impact in Somalia. Through its various schools and faculties, the university actively engages with local communities, seeking to address pressing challenges and contribute to socio-economic development. HUC encourages students to participate in community outreach programs, internships, and service-learning opportunities, fostering a sense of civic responsibility and social entrepreneurship.


Partnerships and Collaborations: The university has forged partnerships with renowned local and international organizations, academic institutions, and industry leaders. These collaborations facilitate knowledge exchange, joint research projects, and internship opportunities, providing students with practical experiences and exposure to real-world challenges.


Entrepreneurship and Job Creation: Hodmas University College places a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship and equipping students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the job market. The university fosters an entrepreneurial mindset through specialized courses, mentorship programs, and support for student-led startups, thereby contributing to the creation of employment opportunities and economic growth.


While still in its early stages, Hodmas University College has laid the foundation for becoming a leading institution in Somalia, poised to make a lasting impact through research, innovation, and community engagement. With its focus on addressing current and future societal needs and fostering a culture of excellence, HUC aims to shape the next generation of leaders, innovators, and change-makers in Somalia and beyond.


Transforming education, shaping futures.

Our vision is to revolutionize the field of education by developing innovative teaching and learning methods. We aim to empower students to become future leaders and change-makers, equipped with the skills and knowledge to thrive in a rapidly evolving world. By embracing new approaches, we aspire to redefine the boundaries of education and create a lasting impact on individuals, communities, and society as a whole.


Inspiring minds, transforming lives.

Our mission is to provide an inspiring and transformative educational experience for our students. Through collaboration, we foster an environment where students can cultivate deep disciplinary knowledge, critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, effective communication, and leadership skills. We prioritize holistic development by promoting personal health and well-being. Our mission is to empower students to become agents of change, ready to tackle local and global challenges, make a positive difference, and lead fulfilling lives.


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