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On Saturday, 16-09-2017, the first semester of the new academic year 2017-2018 began, in the all campuses of the university including the main campus.

The study began in a climate of hope and enthusiasm among the students for the beginning of the study.

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(14 – Sep- 2017) Welcome Orientation week, which was designed to help our new  students transition to college life  concluded successfully at the main campus of the university.

During a whole week, the new students were given orientation programs including academic policies, regulations, and the student code of conduct. Among the speakers at the event, Prof.  Mohamed Hussein Isse, Dr. Sharif  and Dr. Mohamed Hassan, who welcomed the students and gave Orientation programs to the  students to become familiar with the new environment.

Finally concluding remarks was given to Prof. Ali Sheikh, a former president and  a member of board of Trustees of the university, who thanked all the administrative and academic staff,  the parents, and  the students and  gave an inspiring speech to the new students and that  “starting a university marks one of the most important transitions of you lives as you study and write critically”. He also briefed how the university started. “Since its inception, Mogadishu University has taken a major step toward restoring hope to the war-torn society and a new dawn emerged for many students”.

Orientation programs are usually held every year before the classes of academic year start. By giving a strong overview of academic expectations, students are better prepared to meet the challenges of collegiate academics

During the orientation program; students were also taken around the main campus to the facilities and services they would need during their study at the University.

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(13 – Sep- 2017) The cultural week of the reception of the fresh students for the academic year 2017-2018 at the main campus.

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(11 – Sep- 2017) A Ceremony for launching Mogadishu University Bulletin Second Issue 2017.

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(10- Sep- 2017) The Institute for Somali Studies has published the Somali Studies: A Peer-Reviewed Academic Journal for Somali Studies, Volume 2 (2017). This issue contains six research articles and three Somali poems.

SSJ is a broad scope multidisciplinary journal that devotes to Somali studies; published annually, in print and online forms, by the Institute for Somali Studies – Mogadishu University, Mogadishu, Somalia. SSJ aims to promote a scholarly understanding of Somalia, the Horn of Africa and the Somali diaspora communities around the globe. It is open access and all articles are freely available online on the website of the institute www.isos.so

SSJ invites the submission of articles for the coming issue, volume 3 (2018), from all Somalist scholars and researchers, both within and outside the Horn of Africa, for more details see here.

SSJ appreciates papers exploring the historical background or navigating the contemporary issues; special consideration will be given to issues which are critical to the recovery and rebuilding of Somalia, a country emerging from a devastating civil war.

Institute for Somali Studies (ISOS) is a research centre within Mogadishu University. The Institute aims at knowledge generation through research and analysis on Somalia, Horn of Africa, and the Somali communities in abroad.

Mogadishu University Main Campus.

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(07 – Sep- 2017) Mogadishu University Main Campus.

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(06 – Sep – 2017 ) The summer entrepreneurship training course is going smoothly at Mogadishu University in collaboration with Shaqadoon organization.

The trainees are participating in the program effectively and are doing their assigned tasks appropriately. The training is using build your business (BYB ) training package, which is a Microsoft developed entrepreneurship training package. Good luck to all the program participants.

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( 05 – Sep- 2017) The registration of the new students for academic year 2017/2018 is going smoothly.

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(31 – Aug- 2017) Dr Idil Osman lectured on the theme entitled “Diasporic Media and Somali Conflict” in the Cilmiwadaag Platform on 31/7/2017 and organised by the Institute of Somali Studies, Mogadishu University.

In the opening, DrIdil Osman shed light upon ‘Situating the Somali Diaspora and their role in humanitarianism and development’, where more than a million fled from the country in one of the longest running humanitarian catastrophe in the world. Nevertheless, they have remained intimately connected to their homeland in various transnational practices; and media is one of the main platforms in this regard.

Diasporic media play a significant role in both: ‘peace and development’ and ‘conflict and violence’. In conflict, diasporic media keeps diaspora connected to conflict dynamics and Re-creating conflict and diaspora engagement with conflict.The video is available here.

The participants raised questions and comments on the topic. Also they suggested valuable recommendations of how to reverse the negative role and to enlarge media engagement in peacebuilding.

Dr Idil Osman is a Research Associate and Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Development Studies at SOAS, University of London. DrIdil Osman is an expert on diasporic media and development communications, and has worked for over 12 years as a journalist for the BBC, the Voice of America and the Guardian.She has authored publications that focus on media, migration, development, conflicts in the Horn of Africa and diaspora communities in Europe. Her latest book ‘Media, Diaspora and the Somali Conflict’ is published in 2017.

Eid Mubaarak

(31 – Aug- 2017) Mogadishu University family extends its warmest congratulations and best wishes to you and your families on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha, asking Allah almighty to bring peace, blessings and prosperity to our nation.

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