Sudan University of Science and Technology is now a member of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), which is an initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in supporting and contributing to the realization of United Nations goals and mandates, including the promotion and protection of human rights, access to education, sustainability and conflict resolution.
SUST joined some 1500 institutions in more than 120 countries which are working with the United Nations to promote global priorities, including peace, human rights, and sustainable development. Evidently, the university has strong history in supporting the community; it has three main entities carry out activities that support United Nations goals and aspirations: Institute for Family and Community Development, Centre for Studies and Culture of Peace, and UNISCO Chair in Women, Science and Technology.
Sudan University received the AQRM Evaluation Certificate.
As part of the HAQAA Initiative, Sudan University of Science and Technology is selected among 15 institutions where institutional evaluations were conducted in 2017, utilizing the African Quality Rating Mechanism – AQRM – as a key evaluation tool. The 15 institutions selected are from different African regions, and have the opportunity to participate in a training workshop that helped to guide their institutional assessment process. For selected institutions, the self-rating (AQRM survey) of the institutions were validated by international external reviewers through site visits (1 per institution). The external reviewer from the European Union and the African Union attended at the university in July 2017 for conducting both institutional level evaluation as well as program level evaluation.
The outcomes of the AQRM exercise is delivered in an evaluation report that is made public as a means to further promote AQRM in Africa and also, more generally, transparency around institutional quality culture. It is expected that the institutions that participate will have a valuable opportunity to enhance their internal QA procedures and ‘quality culture’ and contribute to the African higher education harmonization objectives more broadly.
Sudan University of Science and Technology participated in the universities exhibition at PETRONAS celebrations for the top 100 achievers in the Sudanese secondary school examinations for the year 2017
The Vice-chancellor, Prof. Rashid Hussein, participated in the third general meeting of the Tuning Africa-Phase II project, which took place in Accra, the capital city of Ghana, from the 17th to the 19th of October, 2016. The Tuning Africa II initiative is part of the Africa-EU Partnership and aims at promoting the harmonization of Higher Education in Africa. The Accra meeting brought together over 165 participants from 107 African universities - members of the project - as well as representatives of national and regional Higher Education, organizations and authorities.
The Sixth International Arab Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education (IACQA 2016) is a scientific refereed conference specialized in quality assurance in higher education. It is held annually in one of the Arab universities, and Zarqa University in Jordan has been chosen to be the Permanent Secretariat Headquarters since 2011. All the IACQA agencies belong to the Association of Arab Universities.
The first conference was held at Zarqa University, Jordan in 2011, the 2nd at Gulf University, Bahrain in 2012, the 3rd conference at Al-Zaytoonah University, Jordan in 2013, the 4th at Zarqa University, Jordan 2014, the 5th at University of Sharjah, UAE 2015 and the 6th will be held at SUST, Sudan 2016.