General Information

SomaliREN is a non-­profit organization whose primary goal is to promote research and quality higher education among the Somalis. It is a network whose members include the major Somali higher education institutions and exists for the sole purpose of brining them together to collaborate on issues that matter not only to them but to the Somali community at large.

The organization’s activities and programs revolve around nurturing environments conducive to research and development, an area in which the whole region seems to lag far behind. The establishment of SomaliREN sprung from the realization that the development of the research capabilities and facilities of those institutions, and the general quality of higher education is a necessary component for finding a way out of the current state of messed affairs. With the belief that knowledge is the real power and research is the only way to gain and share it, representatives of six universities convened to work towards this goal.

SomaliREN is a member of a sub-­-regional backbone (UbuntuNet Alliance) network in eastern and southern Africa connecting National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) to each other and to similar networks on other continents via GÉANT, the European research and education backbone network. SomaliREN’s efforts are currently focused on the development of the ICT capabilities of the member organizations to facilitate connectivity among them and also connect them to UbuntuNet Alliance. This is a first step towards building a suitable network infrastructure for e-­-Learning and cross-­- border research collaborations. The bottom-­-line is to empower the higher education sector to have a tangible role in the development and rebuilding of the Somali society.

[Source: www.somaliren.org]

Amoud Foundation was established in 1998, one year after establishment of Amoud University. The two institutions are commonly referred to as "cousins", based on the fact that the one institution was founded just about one year after the other but the two have been closely related from their inception being strategic partners from "birth". Amoud Foundation has supported Amoud University since its inception. Initially the foundation collected money on behalf of the university to support payment of pioneer staff members mainly getting donations from the donors who happened to be Somalis living in the Diaspora. However, there was need for sustainability and continuity at Amoud University so it gradually and gently withdrew this support as the university took its place "to stand on its own feet".

Amoud Foundation brought in various forms and amounts of financial, material and other resource support for Amoud University between the year 1997 and the year 2004. For example Amoud Foundation contributed to Amoud University about USD80,000 being one of the major donations recevied by the university for support towards the construction of the tarmac road between Amoud University and Borama Town. In addition Amoud Foundation sent a huge shipment of books and medical supplies that went into stokcing of the Main University Libarary at Amoud University Main Campus and Amoud University College of Health Sciences respectively. Furthermore, when Amoud University first launched it's Medical College, the studies were hosted in a rented space in Borama town which was paid for by Amoud Foundation before eventually the College moved to its new self-owned premises where it's currently located.

In 2004, the board of Amoud Foundation came in to explore possibilities of building and supporting a Teaching and Referral Hospital, which was later to be the named Al Hayat Teaching and Referral Hospital. Several water wells have been sunk by Amoud Foundation for and in support of Amoud University too. In addition Prof. Suleiman Ahmed Guleid, president of Amoud University was invited by Amoud Foundation to North America (mainly the United States of America and Canada) in order to help establish contacts for supporting international linkages.

Amoud Foundation has continued to assist Amoud University in several such crucial areas and the visit by uMass(University of Massachusetts) officials during the week starting Saturday October 8th, 2016 and ending Friday October 14th, 2016 therefore acts as a the latest testimony to such fruitful efforts. The planning and organization of the trip taken by Dr. Joseph B. Berger who is currently serving as Senior Associate Dean and Director, Center for International Education (CIE), College of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst, together with Dr. Mohamed Good(PhD), the Research Associate, College of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Hanni S. Thoma, Research Assistant College of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst was a culmination of one more than three years of preparations and logistical groundwork laid out by Amoud Foundation. Initially, Amoud Foundation sponsored Prof. Suleiman Ahmed Guleid, President of Amoud University for a fully-funded trip to USA where he met Dr. Mohamed Good of UMass. Through this contact, a relationaship was born and Dr. Mohamed Good paid a visit to Amoud University, once more the trip fully funded by Amoud Foundation. Finally, Dr. Mohamed Good managed to network with Dr. Joseph B. Berger also of UMass and the two together with the President, Amoud Foundation, which has all along played an active role in the travel arrangements ensured the trip was a success. This trip means a lot to Amoud Foundation being one of their investments in education.

University of Massachusetts Amherst (commonly refered to as uMass) representatives Joseph B. Berger who is currently the Senior Associate Dean and Director, Center for International Education (CIE), College of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst, together with Mohamed Good, the Research Associate, College of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Hanni S. Thoma, Research Assistant College of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst arrived at Amoud University for a fact finding and needs assessment mission at Amoud University on Saturday October 9th, 2016. Accompanying this team was Mr. Mohamoud Farah Egal, Chairman of Amoud Foundation together with Ahmed Ismail a member of the Amoud Foundation team.

Amoud University officials led by Prof. Suleiman Ahmed Guleid, President Amoud University, Prof. Abdillahi A. Boqore, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Amoud University, Prof. Abdillahi A. Shirdon,Vice President for Administration and Finance, Amoud University, Mohamed Mohamoud Jamaa "Derie", Vice President for Public Relations and Community Outreach, Dr. Said Ahmed Walhad, the Principal Amoud University College of Health Sciences and Dr. Mohamed Musa Jibril, Dean School of Postgraduate Studies and Research, Amoud University received the guests in Borama Town at Rays Hotel and hosted them to a dinner, followed by short formal introductions. In attendance were other officials from Amoud University  including Abdillahi Aare, Chief Registrar, Amoud University and several deans of various faculties drawn from both Main Campus Amoud University and Town campus, Amoud University.

On Sunday October 9th, 2016 the guests were then ushered into Amoud University on a tour of the main campus where they paid a courtesy call to various faculties, assessing the infrastructural facilities and  equipment available while identifying gaps and areas that may need support or partnerships. There are six faculties located at the man campus including Faculty of Education, Faculty of Business and Public Administration, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Faculty of Computing and ICT, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Agriculture and Environment. The guests were further shown other essential university services and assets such as the university main library and Al Hayat Teaching and Referal Hospital. At Al Hayat Hospital Dr. Mohamed Hassan Derie, the Head of Al Hayat Hospital received the delegation and took them on a quick tour of various units and departments including Ultra Sound department, X-ray department and Pathology deepartment which are manned by Dr. Farhan Roobleh Riresh, Dr. Osman and Mubarik Abdillahi resepectively.

The two universities, Amoud University and University of Massachusetts Amherst, are trying to work on a joint collaboration in terms of academic growth and development and mutually beneficial partnership. The visit by this delegation started on Saturday October 9th, 2016 and is scheduled to take about one week. In the itinerary, these guests are scheduled to visit Amoud University, Main Campus, Al Hayat Teaching and Referral Hospital, Amoud University School of Postgraduate Studies and Research(AUSPGSR) and Amoud University College of Health Sciences(AUCHS). Thereafter it is envisaged that the team shall hold discussions which could lead to mutually beneficial agreements between Amoud University and University of Massachusetts. Upon completion of these visits, the delegation is scheduled to meet Civil Society Groups and end the tour with a final meeting with other Somali/ Somaliland universities who have been invited to attend. The six-day tour is envisaged to end on Thursday October 13th, 2016.

The Following documents are available for your download in PDF

AMOUD UNIVERSITY DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD
S.No. Document Description Click on Link to Download
1.

Amoud University School of Postgraduate Studies and Research; Defense Report

AmoudDefenseReport(.PDF)
2.

Amoud University School of Postgraduate Studies and Research; Research Manual

AmoudResearchManual(.PDF)
3. Amoud University School of Postgraduate Studies and Research; Research Proposal Submission Form AmoudResearchproposalSubmissionForm(.PDF)
4. Amoud University School of Postgraduate Studies and Research; General Prospectus AmoudSPGSRProspectus(.PDF)
5. Amoud University School of Postgraduate Studies and Research; Examination Policy AmoudSPGSRExamPolicy(.PDF)
6. Amoud University School of Postgraduate Studies and Research; Intership Manual AmoudSPGSRInternshipManual (.PDF)
7. Amoud University School of Postgraduate Studies and Research; Proposal Evaluation Proforma AmoudSPGSRProposalEvaluationProforma(.PDF)
8. Amoud University School of Postgraduate Studies and Research; Rules and Regulations AmoudSPGSRRulesandRegulations(.PDF)
9. Amoud University School of Postgraduate Studies and Research; Thesis Evaluation Proforma AmoudSPGSRThesisEvaluationProforma(.PDF)
10. Amoud University Faculty of Computing and ICT; Student Industrial Attachment/ Internship LogBook

Amoud University BSCIT LogBook (.DOCX) 

Amoud University BBIT LogBook (.DOCX)

Amoud University DIT LogBook (.DOCX)

 

Lecture Notes For AUSPGSR

Serial No. Lecturer Course Name Download
1 Marcel Okoth-Okello Scholarly Skills and Academic Writing Topic 1  - Overview of Scholarly Skills and Academic Writing.PDF
2 Marcel Okoth-Okello Scholarly Skills and Academic Writing  Topic 2 - General Writing - The Basics.PDF
3 Marcel Okoth-Okello Scholarly Skills and Academic Writing  Topic 3 - Scholarly Skills as Applied in Amoud University.PDF
4 Marcel Okoth-Okello Scholarly Skills and Academic Writing  Topic 4 - Language Use in Academic Writing (Summary of Essentials).PDF
5 Marcel Okoth-Okello Scholarly Skills and Academic Writing  Topic 5 - In text Citation & Referencing.PDF
6 Marcel Okoth-Okello Scholarly Skills and Academic Writing  Topic 6 - Quotations and Abbreviations.PDF
7 Marcel Okoth-Okello Scholarly Skills and Academic Writing  Topic 7 - Tables and Figures.PDF
8 Marcel Okoth-Okello Scholarly Skills and Academic Writing  Topic 8- Mathematical Data - Statistics in APA.PDF
9 Marcel Okoth-Okello Scholarly Skills and Academic Writing  Topic 9- Reporting - Abstracting the last & the first.PDF

 

Serial No. Lecturer Course Download
1. Abel Marcel Okoth-Okello Introduction to Public Health Epidemiology  COURSE OUTLINE MPH 8112 - Final Submitted 11-6-2015.DOCX
2. Abel Marcel Okoth-Okello Introduction to Public Health Epidemiology  MPH 8112 - Topic 1 - Epidemiology (The Concept & Overview).PDF
3. Abel Marcel Okoth-Okello Introduction to Public Health Epidemiology  MPH 8112 - Topic 2 - The Concepts of disease and health.PDF
4. Abel Marcel Okoth-Okello Introduction to Public Health Epidemiology  MPH 8112 - Topic 3 - The Epidemiologic Approach (Descriptive and Analytical Epidemiology).PDF
5. Abel Marcel Okoth-Okello Introduction to Public Health Epidemiology  MPH 8112 - Topic 4 & 5 Observational and Experimental Study designs in Epidemiology (See the Slides).PDF
6. Abel Marcel Okoth-Okello Introduction to Public Health Epidemiology  Topic 4 & 5 - Study Designs in Epidemologic Research - Slides.PDF
7. Abel Marcel Okoth-Okello Introduction to Public Health Epidemiology Topic 6 - Measuring Health and Disease.PDF
8. Abel Marcel Okoth-Okello Introduction to Public Health Epidemiology Topic 7 - Measures of disease frequency - See Slides.PDF
9. Abel Marcel Okoth-Okello Introduction to Public Health Epidemiology  Topic 7 - Measures of disease frequency - Slides.PDF
10. Abel Marcel Okoth-Okello Introduction to Public Health Epidemiology  Topic 8 - Measures of Association & Potential Public Health Impact - See Slides.PDF
11.  Abel Marcel Okoth-Okello  Introduction to Public Health Epidemiology Topic 8- Epidemiologic Measures of Association (30-12-2015).PDF 
12. Abel Marcel Okoth-Okello Introduction to Public Health Epidemiology Topic 9 - Potential Errors in Epidemiological Studies - See Slides.PDF
13. Abel Marcel Okoth-Okello Introduction to Public Health Epidemiology Topic 9 - Potential Errors in Epidemiological Studies - Slides.PDF
14. Abel Marcel Okoth-Okello Introduction to Public Health Epidemiology Topic 10 - Infectious disease epidemiology and outbreaks  - See Slides.PDF
15. Abel Marcel Okoth-Okello Introduction to Public Health Epidemiology Topic 10 - Infectious disease epidemiology and outbreaks - Slides.PDF

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