History and Background
The idea of foundation of ASU, which must contribute, to formation of joint educational breathing space, standardizing education, assistance in academic mobility and expansion of cultural relations between higher educational institutions in Somalia came into the minds of 12 Somali universities. After almost 8 months of dialogue and discussions, in 26 august, 2015, 39 Somali universities signed a founder’s agreement about the foundation of the Association of Somali Universities (ASU).
Association of Somali Universities (ASU) is a non-profit organization with a vision of promoting collaboration among Somali universities in the areas of research, quality, standards, innovation and development. The members of the association are the major higher education institutions in the country and it is established to bring together these institutions to work together on issues benefiting to the community at large. ASU members have adopted a unified vision and that is to promote the image of the higher education institutions in Somalia by creating and maintaining platform for interaction and collaboration on areas of quality, research and standards.