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University of Khartoum

Region: Khartoum State Country: Sudan

About The University
The roots of the University of Khartoum (U of K) go back to 1898 when Lord Kitchener of Khartoum proposed founding a college in memory of General Gordon. Funds for the proposed college were raised by private subscription, and the plans for the building were drawn by the Khedive's architect, Fabricus Pasha.

The new college, named the Gordon Memorial College, was officially opened in 1902, although it was not until 1903 that the buildings were completed and the first batch of primary level students were admitted. The College however, was never intended to be solely a primary school. A secondary stratum was added in 1905 for the purpose of training assistant engineers and land surveyors, and in 1906 a four year course for the training of primary school teachers was established.

In 1905 Sir Henry Wellcome donated a fully equipped laboratory for bacteriological analysis, thus began the fruitful association between Khartoum and the Welcome Research Laboratories. In 1924, the College developed into a vocational secondary school concentrating on teaching the following disciplines: Sharia, Engineering, Teachers' Training, Clerical Work, Accounting and Science. In the same year Kitchener School of Medicine was established. The year 1936 witnessed the beginning of higher education in the Sudan with the establishment of the School of Law. By 1940 the College included schools of Agriculture, Arts, Law, Science, Engineering and Veterinary Science.

Each School was attached to the government department in which the graduates would be expected to work.In January 1945, all these schools were brought under one administration in a special arrangement with the University of London. The College was upgraded in 1951 to become Khartoum University College. In the same year Kitchener School of Medicine was incorporated in the University College. The University of London set the examinations and awarded the degrees. The outstanding students were awarded bachelor degrees from the University of London and the rest obtained the College diplomas.

The present University of Khartoum is the result of the natural transformation of the University College of Khartoum when the country became independent in 1956. The bill giving full University status to the College was passed by Parliament on 24th July 1956, since then, the University witnessed considerable expansion.

The University vision is to participate, through its role in the field of higher education and scientific research, in the creation of a unified, developed and advanced Sudanese Nation. The University aspires to be independent both academically and financially, elevated in the different aspects of knowledge and to link the programs and research it offers with the requirements of permanent development in Sudan. While it maintains its position as a leading national institution, it also aspires to occupy a leading international position.


  • The University of Khartoum - by virtue of its position as the mother for all Sudanese universities is entrusted with:
  • Providing a variety of high quality programs both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for all specializations and disciplines.
  • Providing education and training services of the highest quality in accordance with international standards and with values that are derived from the Sudanese culture.
  • Embracing modern concepts in all the services it provides and nurturing research environments with the aim of raising the competence of students to high standards that would enable them to undertake the responsibility of work and interaction with the society at both national and international levels.
  • As an intellectual reserve and stock of knowledge, the University aims at fulfilling the needs of the society and the requirements for development and directing these needs and requirements.
The University has the following objectives:
  • To provide modern educational and research environments that will enable students and researchers to face current challenges and to focus on knowledge as a principle driving force for development.
  • To reach international levels in standards, contents and practices while maintaining local values and culture.
  • To keep up with the development and the new innovations that occur in the different fields of knowledge as well as to take the initiatives in innovation and creativity.
  • To satisfy the increasing demand for excellence in higher education and to ensure the latest quality technology in all its outputs.
  • To create an environment in whichthe university lecturers will be able to perform their duties.
  • To comply with the international staff / student ratio.
  • To promote libraries, laboratories and other teaching facilities to the latest technical standards and maintain their position as a place for interaction between the different components of the university.
  • To consolidate the double role of the University as a leading national university and as a mother for the Sudanese universities.
  • To attain a working environment thatenable employees to perform their duties with responsibility, disciplinary actions, transparency and time management.
  • To employ information and communication technology to improve University performance with respect to education, research, capacity building, and skills polishing.
  • To establish a clear research strategy that would define research priorities and channel research activities to serve national purposes, while focusing on applied and advanced educational research to serve the society.
University Emblem
The objective of an emblem is to symbolize the University in manner and purpose, as countries do with national flags. The idea behind the University emblem revolves around four features:

The Nile
The emblem uses the symbol of the Nile to represent the great civilization of the Nile Valley. The confluence of the two Niles is shown by two converging lines - the Blue Nile on the right and the White Nile on the left which then continues upwards through the emblem as the spine of an open book.

The Modern Development of Education
This is depicted by the drawing of the main University building, occupying the space between the Blue and White Nile, with rays emerging from it to enlighten a black background that represents the dispersal of ignorance.

The Indigenous Culture
This is shown by the rectangular Meroitic tablet occupying the space between the Main Nile and the White Nile on the left hand page of the open book. The inscriptions in the Meroitic tablet are the four Meroitic letters (right to left) "kh. r. t. m." The tablet of offering with the Meroitic letters and the head of Isis are meant to symbolize dedication, sacrifice, and wisdom as embodied by "Isis". According to the Meroitic, Isis was the mother of generations whose wisdom increased as more and more generations were born.

The Motto
The motto occupies the right hand page of the open book. The Arabic writing is intended to reflect the dominant origin and culture of modern Sudan. It reads: Allah - Al-hagiga - Al-watan - Al-insaniyya, [God - Truth - Our Country - Humanity]. The ultimate knowledge of all things is with the Omniscient God. Man has been and shall forever remain pursuing the secrets of creation. The basis of knowledge is truth; the purpose is the elevation of man, our countrymen and fellow-men at large.

About Deanship Of Student Affairs
The Students' Affairs Deanship represents the student's family within the campus, which is entrusted with caring for students socially, culturally, as well as health wise (including physical and psyche fitness) to help them graduate as good citizens of the community. In coordination with the various units of the university, the Students' Deanship undertakes the following tasks To maintain individual records and files of all students that contain the basic information on To enrich the university climate with comprehensive cultural activity through the implementation of cultural programs and the supervision of the programs hosted by students such as lectures, symposia, cultural weeks and poetry forums.
To assume external representation of the university in competitions and contests organised by the relevant authorities;

  • To supervise all the work of the students' union, and the scientific and cultural leagues, associations, as well as to oversee the finances of the Union and the management of its investment facilities;
  • To supervise the affairs of the martyrs;
  • To cover special events pertaining to admission, graduation and the like;
  • To care for students from sisterly countries and to facilitate the task of their stay in the country;
  • To receive students on student exchange programmes and to organise cultural and entertainment programmes for them.

  • The Unit of Expat Students was established in the early 1960s.
  • The unit caters to the affairs of international students of both sexes who are admitted under the cultural exchange between the Sudan and some of its sisterly States in the framework of grants from external organizations and admission at personal expense. Care for students includes attention to all that is necessary for students, academically, socially and health wise from time of their arrival in the country and up to their departure upon graduation and the expiration of the scholarship.

About the Library
The University Library constitutes one of the largest and prestigious literature and information resources in the Sudan. It hosts valuable and rare collections of both national and international importance. The University Library provides excellent and unique services to the various University Faculties, Institutes, Centers Staff & Students to support their learning, teaching programmes.

It also provides various continuing professional development activities for its users. The Library has been continuously and actively developed since its establishment in the 1900s. Its holdings amount several thousand titles across the wider Arts, Humanities, Law, Science and Social, Medical and Health Sciences. It maintains significant collections in History, Philosophy, Engineering and Education.

Historical background
The library founded in 1924 in the dome, then moved to its current location in 1973 the library was maintained in May 2007 it consists of tow floors, on the first floor there are electronic library and the librarian office a big reading room and another room for postgraduates are on the second floor, on the ground floor there are the library counter, the library supervisor office for periodicals and the secretary office, there are valuable collections in the field of medical sciences on which researchers in medical sciences and pharmacy.

The area of library is about 500 square meters and the number of users reaches 600 from all faculties of campus. The library seat 256 users, including postgraduates, the library contain all branches of medical sciences.

The library has been a machine readable book catalogue since 2004 with a data base of 4500 English books and 700 Arabic books, the library works in tow shifts closing at 11 p.m.

Training & Support
The University Library is developing a unique programme of training activities to support the specific needs and requirements of the University staff, researcher and students.

University of Khartoum Degree Programs :


  • Master Degree
  • M. Sc .in Physiology
  • M. Sc .in Medical Biochemistry
  • M. Sc .in Human Morphology
  • MD Anaesthesiology
  • MD Anatomy
  • MD Biochemistry
  • MD Community Medicine
  • MD Dermatology
  • MD Emergency Medicine
  • MD General Medicine
  • MD Microbiology
  • MD Paediatrics
  • MD Pathology
  • MD Pharmacology
  • MD Physiology
  • MD Psychiatry
  • MD Radiodiagnosis
  • MD Skin & V.D
  • MD TB & Chest Diseases
  • MS Anatomy
  • MS ENT
  • MS General Surgery
  • MS Ophthalmology
  • MS Orthopaedics
  • M. Sc .in Medical Laboratory Sciences (Microbiology)
  • M. Sc .in Medical Laboratory Sciences (Haematology and Immunohaematology)
  • M. Sc .in Medical Laboratory Sciences (Chemical Pathology)
  • M. Sc .in Medical Laboratory Sciences (Parasitology and Medical Entomology)
  • M. Sc .in Medical Laboratory Sciences (Histopathology and Cytology )
  • Doctorate/PhD
  • Ph. D. in Physiology
  • Ph. D. in Biochemistry
  • Ph. D. in Human Morphology
  • Ph. D. in MLS (Medical Microbiology)
  • Ph. D. in MLS (Haematology and Immunohaematology )
  • Ph. D. in MLS (Chemical Pathology)
  • Ph. D. in MLS (Parasitology and Medical Entomology)
  • Ph. D. in MLS (Histopathology and Cytology)


  • Master Degree
  • M. Phil .Dentistry (Removable Prosthetic Dentistry)
  • M. Phil .Dentistry (Conservative Dentistry)
  • M. Phil .Dentistry (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  • M. Phil .Dentistry (Periodontology)
  • M. Phil .Dentistry (Orthodontics)
  • M. Phil .Dentistry (Oral Medicine)
  • M. Phil .Dentistry (Pediatrics Dentistry)
  • M. Phil .Dentistry (Oral Pathology)
  • M. Phil .Dentistry (Dental Anatomy)
  • M. Phil .Dentistry (Dental Public Health and Community Dentistry)
  • Doctorate/PhD
  • Ph. D. in Dental Anatomy
  • Ph. D. in Dentistry (Removable Prosthetic Dentistry)
  • Ph. D. in Dentistry (Conservative Dentistry)
  • Ph. D. in Dentistry (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  • Ph. D. in Dentistry (Periodontology)
  • Ph. D. in Dentistry (Orthodontics)
  • Ph. D. in Dentistry (Oral Pathology)
  • Ph. D. in Dentistry (Pediatrics Dentistry)
  • Ph. D. in Dentistry (Oral Medicine)
  • Ph. D. in Dentistry (Dental Public Health and Community Dentistry)
  • DDS-RD: Clinical Doctorate in Restorative Dentistry


  • Master Degree
  • M. Sc .in Nursing Sciences (Medical)
  • M. Sc .in Nursing Sciences (Surgical)
  • M. Sc .in Nursing Sciences (Gynecology and Obstetrics)
  • M. Sc .in Nursing Sciences (Paediatrics)
  • M. Sc .in Nursing Sciences (Community Health)
  • M. Sc .in Nursing Sciences (Psychiatry and Mental Health)
  • M. Sc .in Nursing Sciences (Maternal and Child Health)
  • Doctorate/PhD
  • Ph. D. in Nursing Sciences (Medical)
  • Ph. D. in Nursing Sciences (Surgical)
  • Ph. D. in Nursing Sciences (Gynecology and Obstetrics)
  • Ph. D. in Nursing Sciences (Paediatrics)
  • Ph. D. in Nursing Sciences (Community Health)
  • Ph. D. in Nursing Sciences (Psychiatry and Mental Health)


  • Master Degree
  • M. Sc .in Clinical Pharmacy
  • M. Sc .in (Pharmaceutics)
  • M. Sc .in (Pharmacology)
  • M. Sc .in (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
  • M. Sc .in (Pharmacognosy)
  • M. Sc .in (Pharmaceutical Microbiology)
  • M. Phil. in Pharmacy (Pharmaceutics)
  • M. Phil. in Pharmacy (Pharmacology)
  • M. Phil. in Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
  • M. Phil. in Pharmacy (Pharmacognosy)
  • M. Phil. in Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Microbiology)
  • Doctorate/PhD
  • Ph. D. in Pharmacy (Pharmaceutics)
  • Ph. D. in (Pharmaceutics)
  • Ph. D. in Pharmacy (Pharmacology)
  • Ph. D. in (Pharmacology)
  • Ph. D. in Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
  • Ph. D. in (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
  • Ph. D. in Pharmacy (Pharmacognosy)
  • Ph. D. in (Pharmacognosy)
  • Ph. D. in Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Microbiology)
  • Ph. D. in (Pharmaceutical Microbiology)

Public Health

  • Master Degree
  • Master of Public and Environmental Health (Epidemiology)
  • Master of Public and Environmental Health (Public Health)
  • Master of Public and Environmental Health (Medical Entomology)
  • Master of Public and Environmental Health (Environmental Health)
  • Master of Public and Environmental Health (Food Hygiene and Safety)
  • Master of Public and Environmental Health (Health Education)
  • Doctorate/PhD
  • Ph. D. in Public and Environmental Health (Epidemiology)
  • Ph. D. in Public and Environmental Health (Public Health)
  • Ph. D. in Public and Environmental Health (Medical Entomology)
  • Ph. D. in Public and Environmental Health (Environmental Health)
  • Ph. D. in Public and Environmental Health (Food Hygiene and Safety)
  • Ph. D. in Public and Environmental Health (Health Education)

Video Presentation

Dr. Azghadi visits Sudan, University of Khartoum

Prof. Dr. Hassan Rahimpour Azghadi is a lecturer, philosopher and political strategist and popular television personality in the Islamic Republic of Iran. His lectures are filmed and shown on the IRIB Channel 2 called "A model for tomorrow" aired Fridays after the Jumu'ah prayers.

Azghadi has travelled throughout the world to give lectures, his focus is on social, political, and economic affairs in contemporary Islamic Iran. Some of the subjects he addresses are notably that of the Islamic Hijab (veil), Westoxification, American hegemony, Communism, Christianity, Lebanese Hezbollah, Jihad, Freedom, Marxism, Western moral corruption, nuclear energy, Shi'a Islam, Israel, Aristotle and Plato, Liberal Democracy, Islamic economics, political Islam but also youth affairs and social struggle.

Contact Details

Address: PO Box 321, Khartoum, 11115 Al-Khartoum


249 (183) 771 290

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