Hadhramout University (HU) established by the Presidential Decree No. (45) of 1993 and characterized by scientific specificity as it has focused on the technology and scientific specializations needed by contemporary development plans.
HU is located in Mukalla City, the capital of Hadhramout Governorate, however, it has a number of colleges in the cities of Seiyun, Al Ghaydah and in Al Mahrah Governorate and Socotra.
The study in HU began with the undergraduate courses in the academic year 1995-1996 by opening three colleges which are: Engineering and Petroleum, Women's College and College of Education/ Seiyun, and in the academic year 2017-2018 the number of colleges reaches to seventeen.
HU also has five research centers, University Advisory Center and a number of service and training centers and facilities, such as: the University Hospital, HU Family Medicine Center and the Model University Kindergarten.
The University has witnessed a remarkable development and a great social admission to education, and the total number of Bachelor students that are enrolled in the University in the academic year of 2017/2018 are (14387). While the number of the academic Faculty Staff and Assistants is (799) in the same year; (228) of them are candidates for Master and PhD degrees in various universities all around the world.
In (2001-2002), HU began awarded Master degree of (44) specializations, and the number of Master students that are enrolled in the University in the academic year of 2017/2018 are (786), while the number of master graduates till the academic year 2016/2017 were (362). That's in addition to aware the PhD degree that began in 2014-2015.
To be regionally distinctive in learning outcomes, research and community development.
Providing distinctive academic programs and researches that contribute to the qulaity of learning, the production of knwoledge and the development of society through a motivating environment for learning and creativity, the adoption of quality standards, and creating effective partnerships.
To achieve excellence at the national level in teaching and developing sciences and technology transfer.
To achieve quality standards and academic accreditation for University programs.
To bring the excellent academic competencies in all scientific departments.
To raise the scientific publication to the international recognized standards.
To gain leadership in the fields of oil sciences, marine biology, bees, palm trees, medicinal plants and clay architecture.
To complete the University campus building.