Introduction. In the south west regions of Somalia which the city of Baioda is their capital, locate the most arable, and grazing land in Somalia. The residents of these regions suffer from periodic droughts because of the ignorance of utilizing the suitable agricultural land and the pastures that Allah bestowed to these people who reside these regions. Thus Upper Jubba University was established to cover the educational need of these areas, and to solve the periodic droughts and utilize the resources.

Upper Jubba University (UJU) is an upcoming private university located in Baidoa, Somalia. Pursuit to its commitment to meet the rising need for higher education in the region, the university has embarked on laying down the required infrastructure and academic programs that are innovative, market driven and responsive to the need of the Somalis to be offered on full time, institutional based, weekend, evening and distance learning modes.

The university aspires to be one of the leading institutions of higher learning in Somalia and beyond. It will offer quality education that will be in tandem with the needs and aspirations of the global village as captured in its vision, mission and core values.


The university locality is rich in agricultural alluvium soil and suitable for livestock grazing land of South-West Regions of Somalia. The serene environment makes its ideal place for learning. The area enjoys a peaceful co-existence among its residence making it the choice of many within and around Somalia.

The university has invested highly by equipping modern technology facilities to enable students to attain the highest in education and prepare them for the ever growing industries in and out of Somalia.