Gollis University is a community-owned educational institution. The University is located in the city of Hargeisa, Somaliland, and was founded in 2004 as a Teaching College and later upgraded to university status with a charter in 2005 expanding its scope to the teaching of Science based courses and Humanities.

For the past 13 years, Gollis University has enjoyed playing in the education field as one of the most progressive universities offering quality affordable education and preferred by the community in teaching and research, building academic and professional skills that provide solutions for socioeconomic transformation challenges.

The University has not only expanded the frontiers of knowledge through challenging curricula, but also enhanced skills through practical endeavors for the students and the communities, socially conscious and motivated to make value contributions for greater good of all. Actually making a positive difference and a better world for living in for communities near or far has been more rewarding and important for the University in defining the future lives of students and their communities through their core academic interests and university programs.

The University also extended educational opportunities to almost all regions of Somaliland including city of Berbera, Burao, Erigavo, Las-Anod and beyond. The community elders and other stakeholders of those communities requested that the University open campuses in their communities; it did so without any initial financial obligations. It supports them with all necessary educational requirements including curriculum, training, etc.

As one of the oldest universities in the country, the University surrounds students and partners by some of the greatest minds for each generation to benefit from the best teaching, research, project activities and innovation not only for Somaliland community but for global relevance supportive to community environment.

The University believes that collaborations in research, technological development, institutional building with local and international players or organizations in serving humanity is an obligation that requires commitment, open, transparent, efficient and effective use of resources that are available. With due consideration of equity and inclusion, can provide ideas and programs designed to enhance education experience of diversity including those educationally and financially challenged.