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31 January 2017

Amnesty Urges End to Persecution of Darfuri Students

International human rights group Amnesty International is calling on the government of Sudan to launch urgent investigations into allegations of arbitrary arrests, detention, torture and persecution of students from the country’s troubled Darfur region by Sudanese security forces. Read more

 

15 November 2016

Academic Brain Drain Threatens University Education

Harsh economic conditions during 2016 led to a significant brain drain among university staff in Sudan – including professors and lecturers – that is directly threatening higher education development. Read more

AfDB Intervenes with USD 22.9 Million in Sudan’s Education Sector

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Ministry of Higher Education concluded training workshop on Basic Modules on Principles of Educational Administration and Management. Read more

 

31 October 2016

Brain Drain Again!

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Prof. Somaya Abu Kashawa said that the conditions of universities’ lecturers are deteriorating tremendously in the recent few years. She pointed to the formation of several committees to improve the pay and allowances of the universities’ staff, but – according to her – most of the recommendations of those committees were not implemented. Read more

PhD Programme Empowers Women – A Case Study

In 2011, Izzeldin Osman founded a PhD programme in computer science and information technology at Sudan University of Science and Technology, or SUST, aimed at empowering women to enter more senior academic positions. So far, 12 women have graduated. Another 113 women are currently enrolled. Read more

Social and Cultural Development Sector Reviews Report On Employment of Graduates

The social and cultural development sector of the Council of Ministers, chaired by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, reviewed a report on the employment of graduates, which was presented by the Minister of Human Resources Development. Read more

 

31 July 2016

Vice-President Chairs Meeting on Higher Education

The meeting discussed admission of the new students, provision of social care and preparing environment at universities for students. Read more

 

15 July 2016

Ban Sought On Armed Political Activities in Universities

Higher Education Minister proposed to ban armed political activities in Sudanese universities. Read more

 

30 June 2016

Bashir Renews Government Commitment to Education in the Country

The President of the Republic of Sudan has renewed government commitment to education and to taking care of brilliant students. Read more

Executive Program Agreement on Higher Education between Sudan and France Signed

Sudan and France signed a Joint Executive Program Agreement on fields of higher education and scientific research. Read more

 

15 June 2016

Sudan to Form Special Security Force for Universities

The Sudanese police will form a new unit for universities across the country, government officials said. Read more

University of Bahr El Ghazal Academics Vow to Continue Strike

The academic union in South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal State after a heated debate has resolved to continue with a strike after a letter from the Minister of Higher Education demanded that the university’s vice chancellor take administrative measures against staff that have been striking for the last two weeks. Read more

 

15 May 2016

Another Opposition Student Killed As Protests Spread

One student was killed and three wounded last Wednesday in clashes between government and opposition supporters at Sudan’s Omdurman Ahlia University. Read more

 

1 April 2016

University of Juba and USAID Launch Master’s in Education Project

Twenty South Sudanese graduates will begin advanced studies in education this April, following today’s launch of the University of Juba’s Master’s in Education Project (MEP). Read more

 

December 2015

Assistant of the President Affirms Role of Universities to Contribute to Arab Food Security Strategy

Assistant of the President, has affirmed importance of the role of universities and faculties of agriculture for implementing the strategy of food security in the Arab World. Read more

Helping Varsities ‘Africanise’

The Rhodes Must Fall Campaign ignited so many debates that questioned the culture of African institutions this year. Many role-players also started posing relevant questions and discussing why all African institutions need an African philosophy. Why an African philosophy at a higher education institution? Read more

 

February 2015

Introduction to Open Education Open education is recently known in the Sudan when Open University of the Sudan is established to meet the philosophy of higher education during the National Salvation Revolution which allows room for all those who succeed in secondary certificate to continue their education at one of the tertiary institutions, raising a motto “Education for All.” Read more

First Sudan-Turkey Universities Cooperative Forum The first forum of cooperation between Universities in Sudan and Turkey was convened in the framework of reinforcing the scientific and cultural relations between the two countries. Read more

 

January 2015

Successive Governments Fail to Handle Strategic Issues Dr. Amin said he doesn’t believe that any single national government has successfully handled the Sudanese strategic issues since independence up to now. Read more

Sudan Endorses Final Stage of 2015 Budget Assembly has proposed an increase of SDG 150 Million for higher education, affirming their concern over higher education issues. Read more