Jijiga University







04 - Quality Education

Organization Type

Academia / Think Tank




Jijiga University is a public higher institution that was founded in March 2007, along with the Second-Generation universities in Ethiopia. It is located in the emerging town of Jigjiga the capital city of the Ethiopian Somali regional state, 635 kilometers away from Addis Ababa. The University officially started its service with 712 students, 66 and 99 administrative in three faculties in 2007.

In recent years, the intake capacity is increasing from year to year. Currently, it has a total of 21,554 students studying in 57 various academic programs and 627 post-graduate students pursuing six academic programs. These programs operate under eight Colleges, three schools, and an institute.

To this effect, the university has shown much achievement in education, research, and community service. Last year, 1888 students graduated from different disciplines and are capable of playing a great role in the development of the country.

The university's aim is to conduct demand-driven research and communicate relevant research output which is problem-solving and result-oriented. Most of this research focuses on pastoral and agro-pastoral studies. The research output communication is one strategic objective that focuses on the adoption and adaptation of locally relevant technology and its transferring and assessment of the community awareness of cross-cutting issues. It is also engaged in publicizing different research and related works to internal and external customers and stakeholders through various means, like media, seminars, symposiums, and intellectual forums.

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