The University of Hargeisa (UOH) is a public university located in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland. The institution was founded in 2000. It has over 6,000 students, and operates on a four to six year system.
The university has one campus located at south-western of Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland. It is situated about two kilometers from the center of the city. The site has a fenced area of about 3.75 hectares.
As of 2011, the University has nine faculties and institutes:
Faculty of science and technology
Faculty of architecture and urban planning
Faculty of Business Administration
Faculty of Islamic Studies
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of veterinary medicine
Faculty of ICT & Distance Learning
Faculty of Education
Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies
Faculty of Optometry
A legal clinic was established in November 2002 at the Faculty of Law of University of Hargeisa in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The first students were registered in September 2000. There are 3800 pupils enrolled in the 8 colleges and 1200 in a short-term training program designed to upgrade the skills of the primary teachers, IT professionals and public civic staff in the country.
The University has a board of trustees appointed by the President of Somaliland, Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud, and a president who is accountable to the Board of Trustees and who is in charge of the day-to-day affairs of the university.