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University of Swahili Foundation

UNIVERSITY OF SWAHILI FOUNDATION is chartered with the Public Registry of Government of Panama under Article 37 of Panama Foundation Law 25 of 1995 (June 12th, 1995- as per Official Gazette No.22,804 of June 14th,1995).

The University of Swahili Foundation is empowered to award credentials as per article 8 of the charter of the foundation. Government of panama public registry Folio No.25025694

University of Swahili is an affiliate of INQAAHE, Spain which is the only recognised International Accrediting Organization.

The University is listed by Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations.

An ISO 9001-2015 Certified Educational Institution.

We are Panama's First Research University

UOSF was founded on the principle that by pursuing big ideas and sharing what we learn, we make the world a better place. For more than 30 years, we haven't strayed from that vision.

Intellectually diverse

Intellectually diverse

Very limited Research Scholars are enrolled in our university.

Driven by our curiosity

Driven by our curiosity

For 30 years in a row, we've put more money into research than any other Panama academic institution.

Recognized for our scholarship

Recognized for our scholarship

Our researchers past and present have earned Research Grants.

Globally focused

Globally focused

The university reaches in to nearly every corner of the globe, conducting research, training, and related activities in more than 150 countries.

Katy Lawrence

"Everyone here has really diverse interest and position. Everyone is doing really awesome stuff".

Katy Lawrence Student

World-class divisions, working together as one university

UOSF is made up of many academic divisions. Our faculty and students study, teach, and learn in and across many programs regularly recognized as being among the nation's best.

Jessica Brown

I think it is important that everyone is well rounded and balanced rather than just focussing on one specific field.

Jessica Brown Student

A presence in nearly every corner of the globe.

We are based in Panama but at home throughout the world. With campuses on three continents, researchers in every time zone, and students from more than 120 countries, UOSF truly has a global respective.

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research, educational, or related activities in more than 150 countries


Many millions are spent last year on overseas research, educational, or related activities


Of students come from countries outside the Panama


Many scholars living in 120 countries outside Panama

Linda Jones

The idea of being able to live and learn from other place online to Immerse yourself in a completely different atmosphere…’s just awesome.

Linda-Jones Student

Continuing our founding mission to bring knowledge to the world.

Research isn't just something we do-it's who we are. Every day, UOSF Faculty and students work side by side in a tireless pursuit of discovery, with the ultimate aim of advancing humanity.

University of Siwahili Foundation

Our history shows that our commitment to bold experimentation did not pass with our founding. It’s at core of what we are.


Vice - Chancellor