HARGEISA, 4 February 2010 (Somalilandpress) – The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, which was formally established at the University of Hargeisa on August 10, 2008, has finished its first batch after covering their assigned Two semesters, would like to announce to the public that it is accepting applications for the second intake of students for its post-graduate diploma programme in conflict and peace studies at University of Hargeisa.

The post-graduate diploma programme in the Institute marks an important milestone for the University of Hargeisa. It is the first post-graduate programme in the university since their establishments in 2000.The class size is 45 students on the bases of First come first served.

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The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies is the product of joint initiative between the University of Hargeisa and Eastern Mennonite University in the US. The initiative is funded by Higher Education Development (HED) in USA through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The Institute is also a partner with the United Nations University for Peace in Cost Rica (Central America), which has provided professors to lecture in the Institute. and One of the leading Management of the Instititue Has graduated from It last year, at the same time it Holds now Three other Professors From University of Hargeisa, In its master programs in 2009-2010, they will graduate in the coming August and will cover the Human Resources needs of the Institute.

We provide both public and Private trainings in the field of peace and Conflict resolution, Such as conflict Management, Mediation, Negotiation, Introduction to peace, Conflict Transformation, Conflict Resolution, sustainable development, Environment and peace, Youth peace and Conflict, Sensitive Development and other social and Organizational training programs plus conducting local and regional researches as we have a research Section in the Institute.

Admission requirements

1. Undergraduate degree in any field or equivalent experience in local conflict resolution and peace building
2. Letter of interest
3. An updated curriculum vitae (CV)
4. Completed admission forms( forms are available in the university)
5. Payment of Registration fee of $20 dollars at Dahabshiil Account of University of Hargeisa.
6. Finally the students will undergo an written English test, plus Interview in the IPCS office

For further information on admission requirements, you can contact:

Mohamed Abdelkariim Hirsi
Director of Instititute of Peace and Conflict Studies
Cell Phone: +002522 4421797
Email: Kayd203@Hotmail.Com

# Deadline for submission of application to the university is February 12, 2010. (Forms are received in the morning period between 8:00 am to 12:00 noon, at the office of Institute).


  1. it really proud to see university of hargeis provide advanced diploma, which sense every student who graduate in university of hargeis and other student, so that i suggest every one who finished his first degree is good to learn this opportunity, that available in our great university

  2. I agree with Mr. Nuuradiin and am proud to have such a high quality education center in our beloved Somaliland, but I want to mention that, the only bridge that was connecting this valuable University to the city center of Hargeisa is out of order and the Riyale government failed to re-build this bridge.

    Allah Bless Somaliland