Mr. Mustafa Abdullahi from Institute for Somali Studies (ISOS), Mogadishu University on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at the main Campus Amoud University presented copies of a book on Somali Issues, a publication by ISOS, Mogadishu University as a gift to Amoud University from the Institute. The  books were received by Prof. Ahmed Abillahi Boqore, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Amoud University. Also present during the occassion was Prof. Mohamoud M. Jama "Derie", Vice President for Public Relations and Community Outreach, Amoud University, Mohamed Muse Jibril, Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies and Research(AUSPGSR), Amoud University and Mohamed J. Madar, the Director Quality Assurance, Examinations and International Linkages Unit, Amoud University.

From L-R: Prof. Abdillahi Ahmed Boqore, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Amoud University introducing Mr. Mustafa Abdullahi, Director, Institute for Somali Studies (ISOS), Mogadishu University (standing), to Mohamed Jamaa Madar, Director Quality Assurance and Examinations Unit(standing); Dr. Mohamed Muse Jibril, Dean School of Postgraduate Studies and Research and Mr. Ibrahim Sh. Mohamed a guest who accompanied the visiting team.[At the Office of The President, Amoud University, Saturday November 5th, 2016]

Amoud University and Mogadishu University have had a very long partnership extending beyond just academic ties. Dr. Nageeye, Dean Faculty of Sharia and Law, Amoud University for example is a product of the first cohort of graduates from Mogadishu University. The partnership between the two institutions dates back several years and the mutual relations is described as "Strong and Special" by Prof. Boqore.

The two institutions, Amoud University and Mogadishu University are also part of SomaliREN. 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.

From L-R: Prof. Abdillahi Ahmed Boqore, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Amoud University;  Prof. Mohamoud M. Jamaa "Derie", Vice President for Public Relations and Community Outreach, Amoud University; Mr. Osman Hamud, a guest accompanying Mr. Mustafa Abdullahi; Mr. Mustafa Abdullahi, Director, Institute of Somali Studies, Mogadishu University; Mohamed Jamaa Madar, Director Quality Assurance and Examinations Unit; and Dr. Mohamed Muse Jibril, Dean School of Postgraduate Studies and Research . [At the Office of The President, Amoud University, Saturday November 5th, 2016]

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. (source: www.somaliren.org)