Capital University (CU) Research Policy provides a framework to ensure that the research programs of the University are relevant, necessary, efficient and effective. The policy will create transparency and uniformity in research planning, implementing and monitoring research processes. It maps out processes of identifying and prioritizing research needs and initiating research projects; procedures for preparation and approval of research proposals; guidelines for identifying funding sources and modes of acquisition; mechanisms for project monitoring and control; dissemination of research results and evaluation of research effectiveness and impact. It is the policy of the University to create and maintain a vibrant research culture among its staff both within and outside the University, with the prime goal of achieving scientific excellence.


Our vision is to be excellent, engaged and accessible to provide quality, equitable and affordable education to all communities in Somalia through partnership with local communities/private sector and international organizations.


The mission of Capital University is the advancement of education and embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the professional programs that focus both on research and practice.

Strategic Objectives

  1. To create an enabling, harmonious, transparent and efficient environment for research and innovations
  2. To strengthen research management and coordination
  3. To improve research and publications culture
  4. To improve funding for research and innovations
  5. To improve gender responsiveness of the University through research and innovations.

Elmi Ali Mohamed

Head of Research & Development

Contact Information


Telephone: +252612000083