Sudan

31 January 2024

Al-Jazirah University Looted by RSF Elements

Al-Jazirah University, a renowned Sudanese institution of higher learning, has been ransacked and robbed by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in a series of violations that have plagued Gezira State since the RSF seized control on December 18th. Read more

 

30 November 2023

Africa’s Top-Brass Universities Empowered By 5G Tech Spaces …

Africa’s most renowned universities are keen to be at the forefront of Research, Innovation, and Outreach (RIO) of technologies, products, services, and operating models that reduce CO2 emissions and help attain Net Zero Emissions (NZE). Read more

Attacks on Academic Freedom Recorded Across Africa

War-torn Sudan is one of the 30% of countries in the world with the lowest levels of academic freedom, where scholars and university students frequently face pervasive attacks and universities are denied autonomy, according to Scholars at Risk (SAR), a global network that campaigns for the right of academics – and students – to think and express ideas without fear. Read more

Fairfax Co. Community College Helps Immigrant from Sudan Gain Fluency

Eventually, she enrolled in ESL classes at Northern Virginia Community College and began to learn English language fundamentals. Read more

I Hope to Bring Chinese Culture Back to Sudan: International Student

A Sudanese student majoring in Chinese International Education at Lanzhou University, has said she hopes to become a Chinese language teacher and bring her knowledge of Chinese culture to the Sudanese people after graduation. Read more

Jigawa Govt Okays $65,000 for Students’ Transfer Over Sudan Crisis

The Jigawa government has budgeted $65,000 for the transfer of ten students under its sponsorship from the International University of Africa in Khartoum, Sudan to the Integral University in India, due to the violence in Sudan. Read more

 

31 October 2023

AAU Expresses Solidarity With War-Affected Academic Community

As the fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) enters its seventh month, the Association of African Universities (AAU) has called upon the warring parties to find a peaceful solution to the conflict and has urged the global scientific community to support Sudan’s academic community who have been displaced in the conflict. Read more

Refugee HE Enrolment Rises Almost Halfway to 2030 Target

Global enrolment of refugees in higher education increased from 1% in 2019 to 7% in 2023, almost reaching the halfway mark towards the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) target of at least 15% enrolment by 2030 (the ‘15by30’ target). Read more

Reopening of Universities Prompts Opposition and Support

The Sudan Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research met with university leaders on 15 October to explain challenges related to the resumption of academic activities in the sector – amid resistance to an earlier ministerial decision to reopen all public and private institutions. Read more

Sudan Crisis: Zamfara Offers Educational Support For 66 Students 

Zamfara State Governor, Dauda Lawal, has taken steps to ensure that 66 Zamfara students evacuated recently from Sudan continue their studies. The students were on government scholarship before their evacuation from Sudan due to the ongoing war in that country. Read more

Sudan University Directors: Studies to Resume in ‘Safe and Stable States’  

University directors have confirmed the implementation of the decision to open universities in “safe and stable states”, provided that it is left to their administrations to approve an action plan according to their discretion and capabilities and in coordination with the relevant authorities in the concerned state. Read more

The Association of African Universities Expresses Solidarity and Urges Global Support for Sudan’s Academic Community Amidst Crisis

In response to the ongoing crisis affecting universities and other higher education institutions in Sudan, the Association of African Universities (AAU), headquartered in Accra, Ghana, has expressed great concern for the plight and current travails of both the staff and students, who are caught in the midst of the devasting war in the country. Read more

War Forces Sudanese Science Academy to Appeal for Help

As the fighting of the Sudanese Armed Forces and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces enters its sixth month, the Sudanese National Academy of Sciences (SNAS) has appealed to national, regional and international academic institutions to help university staff and students who have been displaced in the country’s armed conflict. Read more

 

30 September 2023

Sudanese Universities: What Future Awaits Amidst Continued Conflict? 

The educational process in Sudan has been grappling with severe challenges for several years. The situation has been exacerbated in recent months due to the conflict between the Rapid Support Forces and the Sudanese Army, turning Khartoum and its suburbs into hazardous areas to live and study. Read more

 

31 August 2023

104 HE Institutions Burned and Vandalised, Says Ministry

A total of 104 government and private higher education institutions in Sudan, as well as research centres and the National Fund for Student Welfare have been damaged and vandalised since April when the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) became embroiled in a war. Read more

Academics Call for Humanitarian Help in Darfur Region

While Darfuri academics are appealing for urgent humanitarian support for the trapped population in the capital of West Darfur state, El-Geneina, and for Sudanese refugees who fled to neighbouring Chad due to the terror in the region, a United Nations report of a mass grave in the area has emerged. Read more

Aviation University Graduates More Than 1,550 Professionals

Ethiopian Aviation University, the largest aviation university in Africa, graduated today 1,551 professionals, about 100 from other African countries. The university graduated 160 pilots, 458 aircraft maintenance technicians, 702 cabin crews, 69 hotel operation professionals and customer service agents. Read more

Green Buildings: A Sustainable Path to Student Housing?

The increase in African urbanisation and shortage of campus accommodation due to the growth of the student population are making the adoption of green building practices an environmentally friendly and sustainable path to resilient, affordable housing. Read more

Hardship for Academics Who Have Gone Without Pay for Months

As the fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) enters its fourth month, the detention of citizens has raised concern, while appeals have also been made to the International Labour Organization (ILO) to help secure the payment of workers, including academics, who have gone without salaries since April. Read more

Medical Students from War-Torn Sudan Arrive in Rwanda

Students from the University of Medical Sciences and Technology (UMST) in Khartoum, Sudan, who fled the country after conflict erupted in April, will be able to continue their studies in Rwanda. Read more

Sub-Saharan Africa Leads Enrolments in Professional Courses

The Sub-Saharan African region has the highest year-on-year average growth rate in the world in the number of people enrolling for professional certificate courses, a new study by a global trainer has found. Read more

Sudanese Academic on Expanding Medical University to Rwanda

Rwanda welcomed over 200 Sudanese students from the University of Medical Sciences and Technology (UMST) of Khartoum, Sudan, on August 2 to complete their studies following the current insecurities in their country. Read more

Sudan Higher Education Exams Resume

Several faculties at the University of Khartoum have resumed student exams starting Saturday. Exams were held at designated centres in River Nile, El Gezira, and El Gedaref states, and at the Sudanese Cultural Centre in Cairo for Sudanese students currently residing in Egypt. Read more

UNE Professor Honored for His Scholarship on Forgotten Libyan History…

Ali Ahmida, Ph.D., professor and founding chair for the University of New England’s Political Science program in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, recently presented a keynote address on his book, “The Libya We Do Not Know,” at the sixth annual Arab Council of Social Sciences conference held in Beirut, Lebanon, this spring. Read more

Violence Shuts Down Libya’s U. of Tripoli; Dubai Aims to ‘Future Proof’ Students

From Libya to Yemen, Sudan, Palestine and other Arab countries, higher-education institutions face great challenges caused by political and security crises that have repeatedly closed schools and universities. Read more

 

31 July 2023

Ministry Sets Up Emergency Committee to Support HE Sector

After months of armed clashes in Sudan, the country’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research is considering several measures to issue certificates to university graduates and students, as well as strategies to resume classes in safe regions, shift classes online and to allow organisations outside conflict zones to host universities located in affected regions. Read more

 

30 April 2023

Deaths of Students, Academics Reported as Conflict Continues

Following several days of fighting between Sudan’s national army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and a failed ceasefire, dozens of deaths and a growing number of injuries have been reported in the country in a conflict which is also affecting the academic community. Read more

Education International Calls for the Protection of Students, Teachers, and Education Facilities

Education International strongly advocates for the right to education and condemns any actions that jeopardize this fundamental human right. The ongoing fighting in Sudan has resulted in restricted movement and disrupted access to education, which is crucial for the country’s stability and development. Read more

Egyptian Students in Sudan Consider Transferring to Local Universities 

Secretary General of the Private Universities Council Mohamed Helmy al-Ghor and Head of the Cultural Affairs and Missions Sector at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research Mohamed Samir Hamza met Thursday – via videoconferencing – with a number of Egyptian students who are studying at Sudanese universities. Read more

Growing Concern About Impact on Society, HE

Dozens of deaths and a growing number of injuries have been reported in Sudan, which is also affecting the academic community as part of the country’s civil society. Read more

International Students Among Trapped in Sudan

Thousands of foreign students from Africa, Middle East and Asia have been left stranded across Sudan, as factional fighting has begun in the country. Read more

Libya’s Embassy in Khartoum Says No Need to Evacuate Students from Sudan

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has said that Minister Omran Al-Qayeb, phoned Libya’s Ambassador in Khartoum, Fawzi Abu Meriz, to follow up on the situation of Libyan scholarship students in Sudan. Read more

More Civilian Deaths, Louder Calls for Dialogue in Sudan

The higher education community in Sudan, including several universities, their academics and students, has taken a stand as part of a pro-democracy movement to call for an end to the war in the country and for humanitarian support for citizens affected by the military clashes between the national army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, or RSF, that erupted on 15 April. Read more

Over 5,000 Egyptian Students Stuck in Sudan, Send Distress Calls

Over ten thousand Egyptians in Sudan, at least half of whom are students pursuing their studies in the country’s universities, released a distress call to their country to secure their safe return after being caught in the crossfire of the warring parties. Read more

Trapped Khartoum University Students Rescued by Military 

The Sudanese military rescued 89 students and staffers who had been trapped in the engineering department of Khartoum University since the beginning of fighting on Saturday, said Mohamed Al-Faki, one of the freed students, …Read more

 

31 March 2023

Delegation from White Nile University, Sudan, Visits MANUU

A delegation from White Nile University, Sudan visited Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) today and met the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Syed Ainul Hasan.  Read more

MANUU Signs MoU with White Nile University, Sudan

Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) today entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with White Nile University (WNU), Kosti, Sudan to strengthen, promote and develop mutually beneficial academic, research, and developmental activities. Read more

 

28 February 2023

Embrace It or Reject It? Academics Disagree About ChatGPT

From suggestions to ban ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, to adjusting curricula and assessment formats, the academic community in North Africa, as in other parts of the world, disagrees about how the higher education sector should respond to the latest text tool. Read more

New Story Collection Event “The Tale of the Girl Rawah”

The College of Languages at Sudan University for Science and Technology (SUST), introduced a new collection of short stories “The Tale of the Girl Rawah” by the author Dr. Yousif Ali Al-Duwaida, … Read more

Scientific Research Ethics and Responsible Behavior Conference

The Deanship of Scientific Research at the University of Sudan for Science and Technology (SUST) organized the Conference of Ethics of Scientific Research- Responsible behavior in research … Read more

SUST Digital Repository Ranks First among Sudanese Universities and Advances Globally

Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST) ranked first among Sudanese universities, in Webometrics TRANSPARENT RANKING for Digital Repositories by Google Scholar for its fifteenth edition,… Read more

SUST Signs an MoU with Al-Jazeera Technical College

Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST) signed a memorandum of understanding with Al-Jazeera Technical College, where the Vice Chancellor Prof. Eisa Bashier Mohamad signed on behalf of SUST and the dean, Dr. AbuTalib Mohamad Eisa, signed on behalf of Al-Jazeera Technical College. Read more

SUST Signs an MoU with Shirouq Paints

Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST) signed a memorandum of understanding with Shirouq Paints Factory, where the Vice Chancellor Prof. Eisa Bashier Mohamad signed on behalf of SUST and Shirouq Paints was represented by its CEO, Mr. Sufian Abdulaziz Ahmed. Read more

 

31 January 2022

Academics Embark on ‘Indefinite’ Strike Over Salaries

The academic community of Sudan’s 36 public universities has embarked on an indefinite strike from 10 January to protest about the military-led government’s omission of a new salary structure from the current year’s budget. Read more

RUFORUM Annual General Meetings Agreed upon and 14 New Member Universities Admitted

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) brings together leaders of RUFORUM Member Universities, Governance organs, and other actors, especially Agriculture and Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation sectors from within and outside Africa. Read more 

Students Resist Sudan University Fee Increase

Students from the University of Khartoum closed El Jami’a Street (University Street) on Monday, to protest the refusal of the university administration and the Ministry of Higher Education to back down from the tuition fee increase. Read more

Student Movements Protest Over Rising University Fees

The academic community and other stakeholders in Sudan’s higher education sector are supporting students who have been protesting fee increases since the start of 2023 and have blamed the ‘coup government’ for the underfunding of universities. Read more 

Sudan University Students and Doctors Oppose Study Fees Hike 

Students from multiple universities in Sudan continue to oppose hikes in tuition, registration, and examination fees. The Unified Doctors Office called increased study fees “unfair”. Read more

Teachers Already Discussing ‘Next Steps’ After Strike, University Protests Continue 

Teachers in Khartoum are already discussing “the next steps” to take after the end date of their three-week-long strike action as they are not expecting any positive responses from the authorities. Read more

The Visit of First-Year Students at the College of Education

First-year students at the College of Education organized a visit to the exhibition accompanying the Scientific Research Outputs and Innovation Forum held at the Ministry of Higher Education. Within the framework of implementing some of the practical side of the “Teaching Aids and Devices Course” at the Department of Educational Technology. Read more

Will Sudan’s Political Agreement Help with Rebuilding HE?

Will the signing of the long-awaited political agreement in Sudan be enough to restore stability – and enable the higher education system, one of many sectors of society that has been affected by the country’s internal turmoil, to function and develop? Read more

 

31 December 2022

Common Mental Disorders an ‘Enormous’ Burden on Students

To what extent are common mental disorders among university students in Sub-Saharan Africa contributing to academic failure, effectively leading to skills shortages and mismatches in human resources and capacity with the labour market needs in the region? Read more

 

30 November 2022

Academic Freedom Remains Under Threat in Africa

Attacks on scholars, students, academic freedom and tertiary education institutions remain pervasive in Africa, with a high frequency of incidents undermining higher education in countries such as Egypt, Ethiopia and Nigeria, according to Scholars at Risk (SAR), a network that provides sanctuary to threatened academics around the world and campaigns for freedom to think. Read more

New Observatory an Asset for Mitigating Climate Change

The Regional Research Observatory on the Environment and Climate (RROEC) has been inaugurated in Djibouti in a bid to produce data and climate models to inform political decisions on climate adaptation and resilience for the country and across the East African region. Read more

Planetary Health is a Roadmap to Transdisciplinary Action

Higher education institutions and their researchers can advance Planetary Health as a transdisciplinary solutions-oriented approach to tackle global challenges such as the consequences of climate change and health crises. Read more

Sudanese Refugee Students in Chad Demand more Opportunities in Higher Education

Sudanese refugee youths in Chad who have obtained a Chadian secondary certificate, have renewed their demand to expand study opportunities in Chadian higher education institutions and any other educational institutions outside Chad. Read more

Sudan Offers Scholarships to Uganda

The Ambassador of Uganda to Sudan has been offered scholarships with a focus on science and technology by the International University of Africa, Sudan to help promote critical areas of economic growth and development in Uganda. Read more

Sudan University to Partner Bauchi Private Health College on Degree Programmes

The Sudan International University Khartoum, has declared interest to partner with Malikiya College of Health and Social Sciences Bauchi on degree programmes. Read more

The Association of African Universities (AAU) Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the China Association of Higher Education (CAHE)…

The Association of African Universities (AAU), and the China Association of Higher Education (CAHE), have signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in areas of mutual interest for the benefit of higher education institutions and other stakeholders within their respective regions. Read more

Western Bahr el Ghazal University Staff Down Tools Over Salaries

The teaching staff of South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal University have downed their tools amid demands for an increment in their salaries. This followed a new salary structure proposed by the national government in Juba. Read more

 

31 October 2022

Academics Back Revolutionary Charter to End Military Rule

Sudanese universities and academics are supporting a Revolutionary Charter for Establishing People’s Power (RCEPP), which calls for civilian oversight of the army, police and security agencies. Read more

Afghanistan, Sudan, Somalia, and Mali top List of Countries Where Education Systems Most at Risk of Collapse

The education of nearly 49 million children in Afghanistan, Sudan, Somalia and Mali is at extreme risk of collapse, according to new analysis by Save the Children on how COVID-19 combined with conflict, climate change, displacement, and lack of digital connectivity to derail children’s learning. Read more

Over 215,000 Apply for New Academic Year Across Sudan Universities 

More than 215,000 students have applied for admission to Sudanese universities for the next academic year.On Wednesday, the Sudanese Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research concluded the online application process for higher education institutions in the first round. Read more

Stakeholders Organise Capacity Development Workshop in Khartoum

It was attended by policy makers and senior officials from the Sudanese ministries of Labour and Administrative Reform, Education, Higher Education, Industry and Trade, Finance and Economic Planning, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Social Development, Youth and Sports, representatives of the private sector and civil society. Read more

Sudanese University Staff to Go on Strike, School Teachers Consider Following Suit 

Faculty members of 33 Sudanese universities have agreed to resume their strike because the authorities will not respond to all their demands, which include an improved salary structure. Read more

SUST Creates an Educational Space to Raise Awareness of Breast Cancer

The Deanship of Scientific Research, in cooperation with the UNESCO-ISESCO Chair for Women, Science and Technology at Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST), organized an awareness day about breast cancer within the global program for raising awareness of breast cancer risks, which occurs in October of each year. Read more

SUST Signs an MoU with the Roads, Bridges and Drainage Cooperation

SUST signed a memorandum of understanding with the Roads, Bridges and Water Draining Cooperation (RBDC), the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation, Khartoum State. Read more

Universities Should Set Up Climate Surveillance Network

Several Sudanese universities have experienced the impact of seasonal rains and flash floods due to climate change, according to Professor Awad Elkarim Khalifa, the dean of the Institute of Gum Arabic Research and Desertification Studies at the University of Kordofan in Sudan. Read more

 

30 September 2022

A Fundraising Campaign to Support those Affected by Floods

Based on its societal role, and its keenness to be present in supporting those who are affected by the recent floods in the country, Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST) launches its appeal to everyone who would like to participate in the relief campaign which targets the affected areas in the country. Read more

 A Student from SUST Gives an Impressive Opening Speech in Chinese…

Mr. Ahmed Siddig Ali, from Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST), who is currently a master’s student in China University of Petroleum (Beijing), gave an impressive opening speech in Chinese to welcome the new academic year in front of a crowd that included hundreds of students, professors and administrators. Read more

Mining and Minerals have had Limited Educational Benefits

The story of mineral discoveries and mining in Africa being a social curse for the continent is likely to persist after researchers at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank recently found no conclusive evidence of intergenerational mobility into higher education in most African countries and districts where extractions of mineral resources occur. Read more

Network Will Support Implementation of Addis Convention

A group of African countries has launched the African Network of National Implementation Structures, a framework that will coordinate and campaign for the recognition of higher education qualifications, as well as facilitate academic mobility and inter-university cooperation across the continent. Read more

Vice Chancellor of SUST Inspects and Assures Smooth Flow of Exams

The vice chancellor of SUST, Prof. Bashier, explained that the exams are going in a good manner, and the arrangement and organization are efficient which led to smooth flow. He added that the participation of senior academic staff members with their various degrees as exams observers revealed a high degree of seriousness and dedication. Read more

What can be Done About the Growth in Dissertation Mills?

Academic dishonesty is on the rise in universities in Africa – and globally – including dissertation fraud. Read more

 

31 August 2022

SUST Stands in Solidarity with Victims of Major Flood

Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST) stands in solidarity with those affected by rain and floods in the country. Read more

The Deanship of Student Affairs Celebrates the International Day Against Drug Abuse Within the framework of the World Anti-Drug Day and in the midst of a large and crowded presence of students from Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST) and within the awareness programs on drug control issues, the Deanship of Student Affairs at the university organized an awareness day on the dangers of drugs under the slogan “No to Drugs”. Read more

 

31 July 2022

North Darfur Student Savagely Raped and Murdered

A young woman was brutally raped and murdered in the North Darfur capital of El Fasher on Monday, as she made her way from the home of her parents to the university residence, to prepare for the new semester. Read more

Universities Mobilise to Quell Conflict in Blue Nile Region

Sudanese universities have joined a peace-building movement, recognising its potential to prevent and mitigate conflict after hundreds of people were killed, wounded and displaced in tribal clashes in the southern Blue Nile province. Read more

 

30 June 2022

Launch of an Educational Programme for Freedom of Expression in Eastern Africa

Cartooning for Peace and Buni Media in Kenya launched a programme for civic education using press cartoons in partnership with UNESCO, the French Embassy in Kenya, the EU National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC) Kenya Network, the European Union in Kenya and select universities… Read more

Mr. Ahmad Syukron Latif, Indonesian Doctoral Student Receives Summa Cum Laude Predicate

The Indonesian Embassy in Khartoum always encourages, supports and motivates all Indonesian students who study in Sudan to be able to complete their studies on time with satisfactory achievements. Read more

Police, Military Central in State Assaults on Students

Of 28 profiled countries in Education Under Attack 2022, half are in Africa. The highest number of incidents on the continent were recorded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mali. The study reports more than 5,000 attacks on education facilities, students and educators, or military incidents, globally in the past two years. Read more

Post-Study Work Opportunities Drive Student Mobility

The long-time attraction of international students from Sub-Saharan Africa to quality universities in European Union member states and their counterparts in the United States and Canada includes an appetite for getting jobs in host countries, according to ICEF Monitor, a market intelligence firm for international student recruitment. Read more

SUST Digital Repository Ranks First Among Sudanese Universities and Advances Globally

Sudan University of Science and Technology ranked first among Sudanese universities in, in Webometrics transparent ranking for Digital Repositories by Google Scholar for its fourteenth edition. Read more

Vice Chancellor of SUST Meets Vice Chancellor of Blue Nile University

Prof. Eisa Bashier Mohamad, vice chancellor of Sudan University of Science and Technology, received at his office in the main campus the vice chancellor of Blue Nile University, Prof. Omar Hassan Hussein who was accompanied with Dr. Fatima Hassan Hussein Babikir, Dean of the College of Community Development. Read more

 

31 May 2022

Egypt Leads Research Field for the Second Year Running

For the second year running, researchers and academics in Egypt have published more peer-reviewed journal articles than their peers in other countries in Africa, according to 2021’s datasets from SCImago Journal & Country Rank, an online platform with some of the world’s most comprehensive citation and abstract databases of global journal research output. Read more

Excluded Non-Academics Embark on Strike Over Salaries

Non-teaching staff at Sudan’s 36 public universities are embarking on a strike from 12 May after being excluded from a new salary structure for academic staff. Read more

How to Set Up an Institutional Repository for Data-Sharing

Only 24 African countries, out of 54, have institutional repositories, according to the Directory of Open Access Repositories.Recent studies and academic contributions on institutional repositories in Africa show that, of the few repositories currently on the continent, many are not up to standard. Read more

Khartoum University Announces Raised Fees for Faculty of Medicine Registration 

On Sunday, the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine Association revealed that the administration has imposed significant increases on registration fees for new students, estimated at a 1276%. Read more

Solutions from Nature, My Story

As a female running the Lin-Rayon General Trading Company Ltd, I have become a role model to many, my social network has expanded to both young and adults and I am able to cover for my living expenses and provide for  some school requirements for my children and family members. Read more

 

30 April 2022

Egypt Tops North African Region in Publications Misconduct

Egypt’s poor reputation when it comes to research misconduct has been dealt another blow. The country is now also at the top of the list of countries in the North African region with the most retracted journal articles, followed by Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Sudan. Read more

Military Leader Replaces 30 Public University Presidents

The higher education community in Sudan has fiercely criticised the actions of the country’s military leader, Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, to replace the presidents of 30 public universities and dissolve their councils. Eight new vice-presidents were also appointed. Read more

Professors on Strike After ‘Unconstitutional’ University Dismissals 

The head of Sudan’s Sovereignty Council, Gen Abdelfattah El Burhan, dissolved the board of trustees for public universities, dismissed 30 of their directors, and appointed his own choices in their stead. Read more

The Impact Rankings 2022 – 80 African Universities Rate Highly

There are 80 African universities in 10 countries featured in the Impact Rankings 2022 produced by Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. Read more

 

31 March 2022

Evacuation of Africa’s Students from Ukraine Continues

While 17 African countries were among the 35 states that abstained from voting on a United Nations resolution on Wednesday 2 March demanding that Russia “immediately, completely and unconditionally withdraw all of its military forces from the territory of Ukraine”…Read more

RUFORUM Award Grants to 10 Post-Doctoral Fellows

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 147 Universities in 38 African Countries, is pleased to announce the recipients of the Post-Doctoral Fellowships funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Read more

RUFORUM Nurturing Grant for “Training the Next Generation of Sudan Female Scientists”

30 MSc Sudanese female students were recruited for training with funding support from Mastercard Foundation under RUFORUM TAGDev Project. Read more

Space Science Capabilities Depend on Quality Education

In December 2019, Ethiopia became the 11th African country to have launched a 72kg remote sensing microsatellite (ETRSS-1) into space, joining the ranks of Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Sudan. In East Africa, Ethiopia was third after Kenya and Rwanda. Read more

Sudan’s Military Leader Replaces University Boards and Heads 

In a series of decisions on Tuesday, Sudan’s military leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan dismissed the boards and appointed new heads for some 30 national universities. Read more

Sudan Teachers and Professors Strike Amid Pay Disputes 

The primary and secondary teachers strike in South Kordofan has entered its fifth day of protest, in demand of recuperating their full financial dues. Read more

Youths from Africa and the Arab World Commit to Advancing Cooperation in agriculture…

The Afro-Arab Youth Council (AAYC) in partnership with the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) organized a youth dialogue under the theme, “Enhancing food security through innovations and planetary health: the role of youth.Read more

 

28 February 2022

… QS Holds its First Introductory Workshop Targeting Sudanese Universities

Sudan University of science and technology in cooperation with Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) hosted a workshop on ‘QS Arab Region University Ranking Methodology‘, supported by the ministry of higher education and research. Read more

Space Technology to Measure, Monitor Climate Change Impact

Five African countries are working with Egypt to launch a pan-African satellite project dubbed the African Development Satellite Initiative (AfDev-Sat) to study the impact of climate change across Africa and what space technology can offer in this area. Read more

SUST Digital Repository Ranks First Among Sudanese Universities and Advances Globally

Sudan University of Science and Technology ranked first among Sudanese universities in, in Webometrics TRANSPARENT RANKING for Digital Repositories by Google Scholar for its thirteenth edition, February 2022, with a total number of 22,000 records. Read more

 

31 January 2022

A Ranking System for Arab Universities to be Developed

The use of blockchain technology to combat counterfeit higher education qualifications, quality assurance guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence in learning, teaching and research and an Arab-specific university ranking system are part of wide-ranging initiatives… Read more

Internet Blackouts: Governments Undermined HE Delivery

Eleven African countries have been included in a list of 21 countries whose governments deliberately shut down internet access for their citizens in the course of 2021 – in most cases, to quell civil unrest, but a move that undermined higher education institutions, … Read more

 

31 December 2021

Report Warns that Space for Free Flow of Ideas is Shrinking

Several African governments are restricting and curtailing the freedom of movement of academics and students through targeted actions, policies and practices that have frustrated the free flow of ideas,… Read more

Strengthening Technical and Vocational Education and Training in South Sudan

On 6 December 2021, the Embassy of Sweden and the UNESCO Office in Juba, signed an agreement to implement a four-year project “Strengthening Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in South Sudan” amounting to 100 Million Swedish krona (about 11.9 million USD). Read more

UNESCO Concludes Training of African Judicial Institutions on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists

UNESCO in partnership with the African Court of Human and Peoples Rights conducted a 5-day Training of Trainers (ToT), organized between the 29 November  to 3 December 2021,… Read more

 

30 November 2021

Academic Freedom has ‘Robust Impact’ on Democracy in Africa

The significance of scholars and intellectuals to support democratic institutions in African societies and “speak truth to power” – as enabled by academic freedom – has been reiterated in a study at a time when democracy has been under attack in several countries on the continent. Read more

Academic Community Rejects Military’s Power-Sharing Deal

The academic community has rejected the power-sharing deal between the civilian and military leadership in Sudan to restore the transitional government put in place after the ousting of Omar al-Bashir in 2019. Read more

Fear Over Safety of Students After Soldiers’ Actions

African student unions have expressed concern and fear over students’ safety in Sudan after international flights were suspended and universities joined the call for peaceful protests, civil disobedience and strikes following the military coup in the North African country. Read more

Four More Sudan Universities Suspend Studies 

The Omdurman Islamic University, El Zaeem El Azhari University, El Nilein University, as well as the Sudan University of Science and Technology, have joined the University of Khartoum, the University of El Gezira, and the Red Sea University in suspending studies indefinitely “for the protection of students and staff”. Read more

Sudanese Researcher Analyzes Coups and Coup Attempts in Home Country

Dr. Mada Al Fateh, a Sudanese writer and researcher at Centre d’Etudes Diplomatiques et Stratégiques (The Center for Diplomatic and Strategic Studies), has discussed the recent coup and coup attempts in Sudan… Read more

Sudanese Students Stranded in Zimbabwe After Graduating at Top University 

A Sudanese, Makuei Maker Chuny, and several others who graduated today at the National University of Science and Technology in Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Bulawayo, say they are stranded following their government’s failure to provide them air tickets… Read more

Students Killed as Pro-Democracy Protests Continue

The Sudanese security forces shot dead at least 16 people, including four students, and wounded dozens as thousands of Sudanese took to the streets on the deadliest day in a month of demonstrations against the military coup on 25 October… Read more

University Council Presidents Take Stand Against Coup

Sudanese universities and their academic and student communities have taken a leading role in protest against the 25 October military coup and in demanding a return to civilian rule and the democratic path. Read more

University of Khartoum Deans Reject Sudan Coup, Suspend Studies Indefinitely 

The Council of Deans of the University of Khartoum have announced the suspension of studies indefinitely, “in rejection of the military coup and condemned attacks on students by forces of the junta”. Read more

Universities Suspend Activities Following Military Coup

At least two Sudanese universities have announced the suspension of classes as the country continues to experience political instability following the military coup on 25 October. Read more

 

31 October 2021

Academics Join Call for Civil Disobedience After Coup

Sudanese universities and academics are supporting calls for peaceful protests and civil disobedience in response to the military coup that has ended the transition to democratic rule.

Arab Professors Despair of Poor Working Conditions

University professors in Arab countries have long complained about poor wages, but recent interviews and research also found widespread dissatisfaction with other work conditions, such as a lack of basic benefits and short-term contracts that make their livelihoods precarious. Read more

Sudanese Refugee Students in Chad Demand More Opportunities in Higher Education

Sudanese refugee youths in Chad who have obtained a Chadian secondary certificate, have renewed their demand to expand study opportunities in Chadian higher education institutions and any other educational institutions outside Chad. Read more

 

30 September 2021

Accreditation of the Laser Institute as a Center of Excellence for 2021…

The Laser Institute at Sudan University of Science and Technology was approved as a center of excellence for 2021 by the General Administration of Research and Innovation at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, … Read more

Capacity Building Workshop for Female Entrepreneurs at Sudan University

In cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the Registrar of Intellectual Property and the Management of the Women Entrepreneurs Project in Sudan, the Deanship of Scientific Research at the university organized the activities of the National Workshop for the Entrepreneurship Project. Read more

Gender Inequality, Decline in Expenditure Hamper Enrolment

African universities are expected to help tackle challenges facing African society and realise the aspirations of the Africa Agenda 2063 and the United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals 2030 in the current context of globalisation of higher education, … Read more

Mergers Proposed to Enhance Quality and Sustainability

University professors in Sudan have adopted a plan to merge 35 public universities into nine institutions in a bid to enhance education quality and financial sustainability. Read more

Student Shot Dead, Others Injured After Protest over Housing

A second-year student in the faculty of technology at the University of Zalingei died and four others were injured in a shooting during a demonstration in the Central Darfur state in Sudan. Consequently, the university was shut down indefinitely, except for postgraduate students. Read more

 

31 August 2021

AAU Welcomes New Governing Board Members

The Association of African Universities, today inaugurated a 17-member Governing Board during its extra-ordinary General Conference which was hosted virtually. Read more

Alumni Association Holds a Symposium for Total Quality in Sports

The Alumni Association of the College of Physical Education and Sports, at Sudan University of Science and Technology, held a symposium on total quality in sport to reach universality, … Read more

College of Water and Environmental Engineering and Deanship of Scientific Research Hold an Enlightening Lecture on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

… the College of Water and Environmental Engineering and the Deanship of Scientific Research, organized a scientific lecture titled, “Sudan’s Position and Latest Developments on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Money and Impact”. Read more

New AAU Leadership Wants to Increase its Membership

The Association of African Universities or AAU has appointed Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole, the former vice-chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria, as its secretary general. He will take over from Professor Etienne Ehouan Ehile, who has been at the helm for the past nine years. Read more

Private Sector Engagement in Sudan TVET System Development

UNESCO’s Capacity Development for Education (CapED) Programme is an extra-budgetary funding mechanism and programme approach created in 2003. Read more

Social Anxiety Disorder Affects Many Medical Students in Sudan, Study Finds

A new study has found that social anxiety disorder, a psychological condition characterised by significant anxiety about social interactions, is prevalent among medical students in Sudan. Read more

… Sudan University Honors its Kandakes for Their Scientific and Research Excellence

“We are proud of the Kandakes of Sudan University for their revolutionary and knowlege and persistence at various levels, especially in scientific research and social fields that contribute to the development of the university in particular and Sudan in general,”… Read more

TEVT and HE Sub-Sectors Analysis: Local Consultant – CBIQESSD

The Government of Sudan received financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Capacity Building for Improved Quality of Education System and Skills Development (CBIQESSD) Project, … Read more

31 July 2021

Ethiopian Group Asks for Academics’ Support in Dam Dispute

Members of an advisory council to the Ethiopian government have called on university leaders and academia from all over the world to reject “outdated and unfair colonial treaties” as grounds for settling the dispute over the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Read more

 

30 June 2021

Academics Join Protest Over Sudanese Fuel Price Hikes

Unrest erupted on 9 June following a protest call from the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), an umbrella association that was formed in 2016 as an alliance of professional groups of doctors, engineers and teachers, along with the University Professors Association. Read more

A Communique of the Advisory Council of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

We, members of the Advisory Council, composed of academics, scholars and professionals in Ethiopia and the Diaspora, are outraged by the misguided, biased and unfounded statements made by Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Sheikh of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif of Egypt, …made in reference to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Read more

GERD Realization: Intellectuals Told to Debunk Egypt; Sudan’s Lie

Foreign Ministry, Ministry of Science and Higher Education and Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity hosted a virtual meeting to address top officials of 45 universities to create consensus among them on raging issues surrounding Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’s realization. Read more

 

31 May 2021

RUFORUM Hosts African Government Technical Experts

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) hosted a virtual dialogue for Africa Government Technical Experts towards the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 under the theme “Transforming food systems is crucial for delivering all the Sustainable Development Goals”. Read more

Universities, Schools Close in the Wake of COVID-19 Surge

While the COVID-19 health emergency committee has called for a one-month suspension of studies at universities and schools in Sudan to combat the spread of the coronavirus, the ministry of higher education and scientific research has granted an exemption to universities with e-learning capability… Read more

 

31 March 2021

Dearth of Interpreters Leaves Deaf Students Struggling in Sudan

AT Sudan University’s fine arts college, two full-time sign language interpreters dart between classes trying to cater to dozens of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Read more

 

28 February 2021

2021 Julia Taft Announcement

The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum is pleased to announce the availability of a funding opportunity through the 2021 Julia Taft Fund for Refugees. Read more

Floods and Coastal Engineering Conference, in Khartoum, Sudan

UNESCO Khartoum Office supported ASMR NGO and Ministry of Irrigation & Water Resources, the UNESCO Chair for Water Resources and Sheikan Insurance Company in the organization of the Floods and Coastal Engineering Conference from 6-7 February at the Main Hall of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research Building in Khartoum, Sudan. Read more

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021 in Khartoum

In Khartoum, this International Day was marked by two events. First, when the UNESCO Khartoum Office in partnership with the World Association for Sustainable Development NGO, UNESCO Chair for Women in Sciences and Technology, Sudan University for Science and Technology… Read more

I Want to Contribute to Climate Change Resilience in Sudan…

I was born in the central part of Sudan, growing up with parents who believed in education as the best thing they can have in life for a bright future. Read more

 

31 January 2021

Student Communities Angry Over Relations with Israel

University student unions from North African countries, including Tunisia, Algeria, Sudan and Morocco, have joined various protest actions to voice their opposition to the normalisation of international relations with Israel following United States mediation. Read more

 

31 December 2020

Change Is a Process that Demands Teamwork

There are 90,000 international students in Northern Cyprus, including from mainland Turkey – about 20,000 from Africa. Read more

Universities Closed as COVID-19 Second Wave Intensifies

Several Sudanese universities announced the suspension of classes as the country continues to experience a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Students and staff at various institutions have been infected. Read more

World Press Freedom Conference 2020 in Hague

This year, due to the COVID pandemic restrictions, the annual World Press Freedom Conference (WPFC) was postponed from traditional time around 3 May, and finally took place on 9-10 December 2020 in Hague, Netherlands, with significant remote component. Read more

 

31 October 2020

Strategy Addresses Funding, Study Materials and Teaching Quality

Sudan has launched an extensive higher education and scientific research strategy for the next decade that focuses on achieving the December revolution’s aims to promote socio-economic development under an umbrella of justice, equality and academic freedom. Read more 

Wali of East Darfur Discusses Issues of El Dein University

El- Dein — Wali (governor) of East Darfur State, Dr Mohamed Issa Elaio met in his office a delegation of El-Dein University led by the University Acting Vice-Chancellor, Dr Al Sadiq Abdulla. Read more

 

30 September 2020

Sudanese Scholar Defies all Odds and Secures a Scholarship in Italy

An Italian higher education initiative grants refugee in Ethiopia an opportunity to pursue their dreams. Read more

 

30 August 2020

Private University Academics Protest Conditions of Service

Members of academic staff at private universities held a protest earlier this month outside the Sudanese Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MHESR) demanding salaries equal to their counterparts in public universities, and other reforms to private university education. Read more

 

31 July 2020

Universities Explore Virtual Vivas Amid COVID-19

COVID-19 is threatening to derail the completion of masters and PhD theses around the globe as students who are ready for their final defence meetings are being restricted by lockdown measures. Universities in North Africa are using online platforms to meet this challenge. Read more

University of Khartoum & UNDP Join Forces on Solar Energy…

Following years of collaboration, the University of Khartoum and UNDP Sudan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on a number of upcoming peace and development projects. Read more

Universities Turn to Online Learning as Pandemic Continues

Public and private universities in Sudan were instructed last week to commence online teaching and learning, four months after all higher education institutions were closed on 14 March owing to the coronavirus outbreak. Read more

 

31 March 2020

Six Countries Announce Closures of Universities

Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania and Sudan have followed Algeria in closing universities temporarily as part of wider efforts to halt the communal spread of the coronavirus in North Africa. Read more

 

28 February 2020

Building Sudan’s New TVET Strategy

Emerging from political crisis, Sudan is taking steps to strengthen its education and training system. The country faces challenges such as an illiterate adult population that has been on the rise and high levels of youth unemployment. Read more

Internet Universality Indicators Assessment Launched in Sudan, First in a Country in Transition

The Sudanese National Telecommunications and Post Regulatory Authority (TPRA) and UNESCO jointly organized the launch of an Internet Universality Indicators (IUI) self-assessment in Sudan, as funded by SIDA. Read more

University Withdraws Honours for Al-Bashir Regime Members

The council of Sudan University of Science and Technology, one of the country’s largest public universities, has approved the withdrawal of honorary degrees awarded to four members of the regime of ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir. Read more

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