Kismayo University was established in August 2005. The University is situated in the Southern City of Kismayo, Jubbaland in the Republic of Somalia, and 500 Km South of Mogadishu along the Kismayo-Mogadishu Road. The creation of Kismayo University (KU) was conceived by a group of former teachers and university lecturers who remained in the country despite the civil strife in Somalia where all academic institutions collapsed. The foundation of KU was made possible with the realization and direct assistance from a local charitable organization called Towfiq Welfare Society (TWS).
To be one of the leading centers of excellence in Teaching, Learning and Research in higher education in eastern Africa.
To provide quality Education and Training, promote innovation and creativity and improve moral values of individuals and the society.