The Vice chancellor of the of Sudan University of Science and Technology participates in the first forum of the Egyptian Sudanese Universities, organized by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Missions, the Central Administration for the Affairs of International Students in collaboration with Ain Shams University under the chairmanship of Dr. Abdel Wahab Ezzat.
37 Sudanese universities and several Egyptian universities to participate, the event will take place in the guest house at Ain Shams University from 19 to 20 February 2019.
The aim of the forum is to enhance cooperation between Egyptian and Sudanese universities, and to provide opportunities for joint agreements, exchange visits of faculty members and exchange of students between the two countries, as well as to increase cooperation in joint educational programs and research projects of common interest.
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.