Sudan

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