Sudan University of Science and Technology

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Sudan University of Science and Technology
جامعة السودان للعلوم والتكنولوجيا
Sudan University of Science and Technology Seal
Vice-ChancellorProf. Dr. Rashid Ahmed Mohamed Hussein
Academic staff
2500 (Permanent staff)

Sudan University of Science and Technology (abbreviated SUST)[2] is one of the largest public universities in Sudan, with ten campuses in Khartoum state. The main campus is located in the so-called mugran area of Khartoum, the confluence of the White Nile and the Blue Blue Nile).


SUST was founded in colonial Sudan as the Khartoum Technical School and School of Commerce in 1902. Later, the School of Radiology (1932) and School of Design (1946) and School of Commerce merged with the Khartoum Technical School to form the Khartoum Technical Institute (KTI) in 1950.[3]

The Shambat Institute of Agriculture (1954),[4] Khartoum Senior Trade School (1962), Institute of Music and Drama and the Higher Institute of Physical Education (1969) were also added and renamed as Khartoum Polytechnic Institute (KP) in 1975. In 1990, this became the Sudan University of Science and Technology.

Schools and colleges[edit]

  • College of Graduate Studies
  • College of Engineering Sciences
  • College of Petroleum Engineering and Technology
  • College of Water & Environmental Engineering
  • College of Industries Engineering and Technology
  • College of Architecture and Planning
  • College of Computer Science and Information Technology
  • College of Medicine
  • Dental College
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • College of Medical Radiologic Sciences
  • College of Science
  • College of Agricultural Studies
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Animal Production Science and Technology
  • College of Forestry and Range Science
  • College of Business Studies
  • College of Languages
  • College of Education
  • College of Fine and Applied Arts
  • College of Music and Drama
  • College of Physical Education
  • College of Communications
  • College of Technology


SUST libraries are part of each campus and managed by the Dean of Library Affairs. The Libraries’ collection includes books, eBooks, print and electronic holdings of scholarly journal subscriptions, microforms, music recordings, a sizable map collection and a documentary department. In particular, SUST libraries include 12 distinct facilities:

  • Library of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production
  • Library of Agricultural Studies
  • Library of Forestry and Range Science
  • Library of Engineering
  • Library of Industrial Engineering
  • Library of Medical Radiological Sciences
  • Library of Water Science and Technology
  • Library of Physical Education
  • Library of Petroleum Engineering and Technology
  • Library of Communications
  • Library of Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Library of Medical Sciences

SUST Repository


In 2011, according to Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales from Madrid, the university ranked 4,220 in the world, second in Sudan.[5] In 2013, according to, the school ranked first in Sudan and 59th in Africa.

4icu rankings
Year Ranking in Sudan
2013 1
2012 2
2011 2
2010 2


10 campuses are located in Khartoum, the capital and largest city of Sudan, as well as in Khartoum State.

  • Main Campus: located in Mogren area (المقرن the confluence of the White Nile and the Blue Nile), contains University administration, Secretariat of Academic Affairs, Scientific Research Council, Colleges of Business Studies, Graduate Studies, Fine and Applied Art, Science, Computer Science and Information Technology, Technology, Languages and Education, Laser Institute, Institutes of Community and Family Development, Islamic Research and Science, Distance Education Centre, Computer Center, Documentation and Information Center, Personnel Office, Financial administration, Legal Affairs Office and medical unit
  • Southern Campus: Colleges of Engineering, Physical Education and Sports, Petroleum Engineering and Technology and engineering administration (responsible for university construction)
  • Music and Drama Campus: College of Music and Drama, studios, a theatre, College of Communication Science and the Center for Peace Culture Studies
  • Kuku Campus: College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production
  • Radiologic Science Campus: College of Medical Radiologic Science and Ultrasound Clinic
  • Shambat Campus: College of Agricultural Studies, research centre and soil laboratory
  • Northern Campus: Textile, plastic and leather-engineering departments and leather incubator
  • Wad al Maqbul Campus: College of Water and Environmental Engineering and Meteorology Center
  • Forestry Campus: College of Forestry and Range Science
  • Medical and Health Campus: College of Medicine, Collage of Pharmacy and College of Dentistry.

Sports facilities[edit]

SUST is home to the only college for physical education in Sudan. Therefore, the university has some of the best sports facilities in the country. The college strives to provide quality training, as well as the resources for the development, coaching and playing of sport. Many of these facilities are available to students, staff and members of the public.

Indoor and outdoor facilities include:
• Sports halls
• Swimming pools
• Grass pitches
• Sand-dressed pitches
• Climbing and bouldering wall
• State-of-the-art fitness suites
• Pavilions
The university's main sports facilities are primarily located at the southern campus.

Affiliations with international universities[edit]



  1. ^ "Sudanese higher education". Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research. Retrieved 2011-09-15.
  2. ^ "SUST".
  3. ^ "Establishment".
  4. ^ "SUST" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2019-03-01.
  5. ^ "Rank of Universities of Sudan". Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Madrid. Archived from the original on 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2011-09-17.

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Coordinates: 15°35′57″N 32°30′48″E / 15.59917°N 32.51333°E / 15.59917; 32.51333