Who We Are

It’s the experience you will have at Institute of Modern Languages that will lead you to success!

SIMAD was established in 1999 as an institute of higher learning to foster academic excellence. After 11 years of consistent success and achievement, the institution was upgraded into a full-fledged university on January 20, 2011. In its quest to improve the quality of higher education in Somalia, SIMAD UNIVERSITY offers a diverse range of undergraduate course of international standards in various disciplines. These include economics, statistics, business, accounting, computer science, technology, education, law, public administration and allied health sciences.

We constantly strive to create a friendly learning environment with plenty of facilities including technologically equipped classrooms, high-tech computer laboratories with internet facilities as well as well-stocked library. The culture and experience at SIMAD UNIVERSITY have played an important role in the professional and personal development of our students. The University will continue to fulfill its responsibilities to the society by creating a conducive environment and providing facilities for personal and professional growth of its stakeholders.

The study of international languages, especially English and Arabic, is vital for SIMAD to establish itself as a respected global center for research and education. Therefore, the Institute of Modern Languages was established in October 2015 in order to facilitate the development of foreign language skills, endowing learners with the opportunities to work, study and conduct research abroad. Opened in February, 2016, the English Skills Program (ESP) is the first program of its kind in Somalia that prepares learners with the social and academic English and study skills needed to succeed in postsecondary study and beyond.