University of Juba

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University of Juba
Juba University Seal
Vice-ChancellorProf. John Akec
WebsiteUniversity of Juba Website

University of Juba (Arabic: جامعة جوبا‎) is a public university located in Juba, South Sudan, founded in 1975 in response to the need for higher education in southern areas of Sudan. Due to the Second Sudanese Civil War (1983 - 2005), the university relocated to Khartoum, for safety of staff, students and infrastructure. In 2006, the government at that time agreed to change the name of the university to Juba National University. Following the attainment of independence by South Sudan in July 2011, the university has relocated back to Juba, where it was founded. The university gives instruction in the English language.


The University of Juba was established in 1975 in Juba, South Sudan, while the city was still part of Sudan.[1] The university admitted the first students in the 1977 school year. In 2006, while still part of Sudan, the university temporarily relocated to Sudan's capital of Khartoum. Following the independence of South Sudan.

Public universities[edit]

As of April 2014, the university is one of the seven public universities in South Sudan, the other six being the Upper Nile University in Malakal but currently relocated in Juba due to on going civil war,[2] Rumbek University, Rumbek,[3] the University of Bahr El-Ghazal, Wau,[4] the University of Northern Bahr El-Ghazal, Aweil,[5] and John Garang Memorial University in Bor.

List of Colleges[edit]

The University of Juba consists of numerous colleges and centers. Their colleges and centers are:[6]

  • Centre for Distance Education
  • Centre for Human Resources Development and Continual Education
  • Centre for Peace and Development
  • Centre for Translation and Languages
  • College of Applied and Industrial Sciences
  • College of Arts and Humanities
  • College of Computer Sciences and Information Technology
  • school of Community Studies and Rural Development
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering and Architecture
  • College of Music, Arts, and Drama
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Social and Economic Studies
  • French Institutes
  • Institute for Transformational Leadership
  • School of Management Sciences
  • School of Public Service
  • College of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Mother College)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Britannica, Juba,, USA, accessed on July 7, 2019
  2. ^ "Partial Listing of South Sudan's Public Universities". Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Vice Chancellor of Rumbek University is Professor Professor Matthew Atem Aduol". Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  4. ^ "List of Medical Schools in Sudan & South Sudan". Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  5. ^ University of Northern el Ghazal Opening In 2011 Archived 26 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Colleges & Centers". Archived from the original on 27 November 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 4°50′28″N 31°35′24″E / 4.84111°N 31.59000°E / 4.84111; 31.59000