The University of Djibouti is based at the capital city of Djibouti. The university is the only higher level teaching institution in the east African country.
The University of Djibouti is popularly known by its French translation: Universite´ de Djibouti. The Republic of Djibouti is a Francophone country. The premier of this university was set up by the Ministry of Higher Education in Djibouti. The list of subjects taught at the Bachelor and Post-Graduate level include pure science subjects like mathematics, physics, chemistry, life sciences and its associated branches, sports related science and its technologies and Civil Engineering and Industrial Engineering and Maintenance. Liberal arts subjects as well as economics are also taught at the university. Special emphasis is laid on the subjects that directly affect the Republic of Djibouti.
Teaching at the University of Djibouti is imparted by persons who are highly qualified in their respective fields. A higher standard of educational level is attained by regular sustained interaction with professors from foreign countries. These visiting scholars enrich the university by transferring their acquired knowledge to the professors teaching at the Djibouti University. The University of Djibouti currently offers three levels of higher qualification: Licentiate, Master and Doctorate. The Doctorate is the highest qualification that is granted by the university.