Catholic University of South Sudan

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The Catholic University of South Sudan (abbreviated as CUofSS for short) is a university located in South Sudan. CUofSS consists of two campuses; one in the capital of Juba, while the other is located in the city of Wau. The university is fairly new as it was established and operating since 2008. However, the university was founded approximately three years before the independence of South Sudan.[1]

History[edit]

In July 2007, five bishops from Sudan decided to establish a catholic university that would have campuses and institutions in both northern and southern Sudan.[2] The Catholic University of South Sudan opened with 50 pioneer students on 29 September 2008, as a private institution of higher education.[1] In its first year of operation of the 2008–2009 academic year, the school enrolled 250 students, which is reported to be a high number for a country like that.[3] The Jesuit Father Michael Schultheis served as its first vice-chancellor (2008–2013), followed by Dr fr. Matthew Pagan Daniel. In 2013, the campus in Wau started a project establishing new areas of study, including mineralogy and mining studies. The campus fully instituted these by 2014.[4]

Location and faculties[edit]

The university's main campus is located in the city of Juba, Jubek State, in the southern region of South Sudan. The city of Juba is the capital of South Sudan and is the largest city in the country. The university maintains a second campus in the city of Wau, Wau State, which is approximately 650 kilometres (400 mi) northwest of Juba.[5]The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is located in Juba. However, the Faculties of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Engineering is based in the city of Wau. The second campus in Wau also offers mining and mineralogy studies, implemented by 2014.[4]

School description[edit]

The university offers fine arts classes, including art and social sciences, and also science related classes, including agricultural sciences, economic sciences, engineering, mineralogy, and mining classes. The school has a container library, which was donated to the school in 2009.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Catholic University Founded in 2008". Huffington Post. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "A First for a Catholic University in South Sudan". jesuitmissions.ie. Retrieved 18 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Lefevere, Patricia. "Catholic University Launches in Sudan". National Christian Reporter. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Sudan: Catholic University Announces Additional Faculties - allAfrica.com". All Africa. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Estimated Road Distance Between Juba and Wau". Travel Math. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 

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Coordinates: 7°40′33″N 27°59′42″E / 7.6757°N 27.9950°E / 7.6757; 27.9950