University of Science and Technology (Sudan)

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University of Science and Technology
جامعة العلوم والتقانة
Type Private
Established March 1995
Location Omdurman, Sudan
Website www.ust.edu.sd/eng

The University of Science and Technology – Omdurman is a non-profit organization established in March 1995.[1]

Foundation[edit]

The University of Science and Technology is located in Omdurman (Standard Arabic Umm Durmān أم درمان), the largest city in Sudan and Khartoum State. It aims to broaden the base of the computer and applied sciences; starting with the faculties of information technology, computer sciences and computer engineering which were known later as the faculty of electrical and electronic engineering; with its four departments (communication, medical engineering, electronic and computer engineering and computer programming).

Growth[edit]

Later the university opened new specialties such as medical laboratories and medicine followed by that after ten years the two programs dentistry and pharmacy.

The year 2001 witnessed the start of the architecture program and then in 2002 came the program of the business administration. In 2005 another department was added to the faculty of engineering g which is the chemical engineering.

Because of the strong bond that links the university with the society, the UST have founded since the first two years of its life the program formerly known as the intermediate diploma and was later called technical and social development. In order to satisfy the requirements of the increasing demand for university evolution, the cornerstone faculty of postgraduate studies, scientific research and academic development was established in the year 2004. Despite its rapid progress UST also did not forget the importance of the specialized professional and training centers such as the centre for aids studies, intellectual property, skills and capacity development and finally cells and tissues.

The University has made extended plans since its establishment in the year 1995 to construct the permanent premises and has exerted great efforts in this respect. Eventually two strategic locations overlooking the old city of Omdurman from the north have been selected. Commuters from Khartoum North could easily reach through Shambat Bridge and those from Khartoum have an easy access through the White Nile Bridge. Both ways cross the inveterate old city of Omdurman to the Medical Building and from there to the west, lies the Engineering and Technological Building complex.

Faculties[edit]

  • Faculty of Medicine[2]
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Faculty of Administrative Sciences

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About UST". UST. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  2. ^ "University of Science and Technology Omdurman". Retrieved 25 July 2013. 

Coordinates: 15°40′19″N 32°28′45″E / 15.6719°N 32.4791°E / 15.6719; 32.4791