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31 December 2019

Two Public Universities Ban Bashir Party’s Activities

Two Sudanese public universities on 8 December banned political, cultural and social activities of the National Congress political party that continues to support the now-deposed president Omar al-Bashir. Read more


31 October 2019

Academics, Students Welcome Clean Sweep of University Heads

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has replaced over 60 senior university administrators in accordance with demands made by a Sudanese academics’ association in a move that paves the way for the reopening of the country’s universities. Read more

Al-Neelain University Observes World Sight Day

Workers at Eye Hospital (Al-Neelain University) celebrated the World Sight Day which coincides October 10 every year according to WHO and other circles concern with combating blindness. Read more


31 July 2019

Education at All School Levels Suspended

The Secretary General of the Federal Government Bureau, Siddiq Gumaa Babal-Khair, has directed the caretaker Walis (governors) of States to suspend education at all the school levels… Read more

Prof. Bob Calls TMC to Create Favorable Environment for Higher Education

A well-known economic expert and professor of economics at the University of El-Nilein, Professor Essam-Eddin Abdel -Wahab Bob has, called on the Transitional Military Council (TMC) to create a conducive environment for the higher education. Read more


30 June 2019

Academics Join Call for Civil Disobedience after Crackdown

Sudanese universities and academics have supported the call for civil disobedience in response to an early-morning crackdown on anti-government protesters on 3 June that resulted in several deaths and injuries. Read more


30 April 2019

Universities Continue Push for Change in Wake of Coup

Sudanese universities and academics, having played a major role in the push for change in Sudan, last week rejected the military takeover of the country, vowing to continue their protest action until a civilian government is in place. Read more


31 March 2019

Protecting scholars and the freedom to think, question, and share ideas

On March 7, 2019, Sudanese authorities reportedly used violent force against students participating in a peaceful vigil and protest on the campus of the National University in Khartoum. Police further reportedly detained an unknown number of student protesters. Read more


28 February 2019

Government Shuts Down All Universities as Protest Mounts

Mounting protests against President Omar al-Bashir’s government in Sudan have resulted in the government closing all of the country’s universities, writes Tarek Abd El-Galil for Al-Fanar. Read more

Sudan’s University Professors Leave Country to Flee Poverty

Fed up with neglect and oppression, over 50 percent of Sudan’s professors go abroad in search of better opportunities. Read more


31 January 2019

Academics Freed as Fresh Anti-government Protests Planned

Sudanese authorities on Monday released all University of Khartoum academics arrested and held overnight for their part in ongoing anti-government protests that have claimed the lives of several Sudanese, including at least five students, and shut down higher education institutions. Read more

New Students’ Platform in Front Line Against Bashir

Sudanese university students have joined forces to form a new students’ association of unions and groups and have called for the immediate release of all detainees and the resignation of long-standing Sudanese autocrat president Omar al-Bashir. Read more


31 December 2018

Students Among those Affected by Nation-Wide Protests

At least five students are among nine people killed in clashes with security forces during protests against soaring bread prices and shortages of commodities over the past few days, according to global human rights watchdog statement by Amnesty International. Read more


30 April 2018

Minister of Higher Education Meets Turkish Ambassador

The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Somia Abu Kashawa met, Wednesday, at her office, the Turkish Ambassador to Khartoum in the presence of the State Minister, at the Ministry, Prof. AL-Teghani Mustafa and the Undersecretary of the Ministry. Prof. Azhari Omer Abdul Baghe. Read more


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