University of Khartoum, Khartoum

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Wander through the campus of University of Khartoum, Sudan's oldest and largest university. Once you step on the grounds, you will be surrounded by colonial buildings and gardens filled with greenery--and perhaps meet the occasional resident monkey. The location of the campus adds to its liveliness, just across from the Nile River and the popular street running along it. Make sure you check out the library, which holds thousands of books related to different subjects. Stop in the onsite cafeteria for a break after your tour. To visit University of Khartoum on your holiday in Khartoum, and find out what else Khartoum has to offer, use our Khartoum journey builder .
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  • The first University in Sudan. The best place to study. Headquarters of the wonderful memories. Most university tradition. Different activities and student headquarters
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  • Khartoum University is considered one of the top universities and many colleges, most notably medical school which is located on all researchers dream
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  • The University vision is to participate, through its role in the field of higher education and scientific research, in the creation of a unified, developed and advanced Sudanese Nation. The University aspires to be independent both academically and financially, elevated in the different aspects of knowledge and to link the programs and research it offers with the requirements of permanent development in Sudan. While it maintains its position as a leading national institution, it also aspires to occupy a leading international position. Mission The University of Khartoum - by virtue of its position as the ‘mother' for all Sudanese universities is entrusted with: • Providing a variety of high quality programs both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for all specializations and disciplines. • Providing education and training services of the highest quality in accordance with international standards and with values that are derived from the Sudanese culture. • Embracing modern concepts in all the services it provides and nurturing research environments with the aim of raising the competence of students to high standards that would enable them to undertake the responsibility of work and interaction with the society at both national and international levels. • As an intellectual reserve and stock of knowledge, the University aims at fulfilling the needs of the society and the requirements for development and directing these needs and requirements.
  • The best University in Sudan The roots of the University of Khartoum (U of K) go back to 1898 when Lord Kitchener of Khartoum proposed founding a college in memory of General Gordon. Funds for the proposed college were raised by private subscription, and the plans for the building were drawn by the Khedive's architect, Fabricus Pasha. The new college, named the Gordon Memorial College, was officially opened in 1902, although it was not until 1903 that the buildings were completed and the first batch of primary level students were admitted. The College however, was never intended to be solely a primary school. A secondary stratum was added in 1905 for the purpose of training assistant engineers and land surveyors, and in 1906 a four year course for the training of primary school teachers was established. In 1905 Sir Henry Wellcome donated a fully equipped laboratory for bacteriological analysis, thus began the fruitful association between Khartoum and the Welcome Research Laboratories. In 1924, the College developed into a vocational secondary school concentrating on teaching the following disciplines: Sharia, Engineering, Teachers' Training, Clerical Work, Accounting and Science. In the same year Kitchener School of Medicine was established. The year 1936 witnessed the beginning of higher education in the Sudan with the establishment of the School of Law. By 1940 the College included schools of Agriculture, Arts, Law, Science, Engineering and Veterinary Science. Each School was attached to the government department in which the graduates would be expected to work. In January 1945, all these schools were brought under one administration in a special arrangement with the University of London. The College was upgraded in 1951 to become Khartoum University College. In the same year Kitchener School of Medicine was incorporated in the University College. The University of London set the examinations and awarded the degrees. The outstanding students were awarded bachelor degrees from the University of London and the rest obtained the College diplomas. The present University of Khartoum is the result of the natural transformation of the University College of Khartoum when the country became independent in 1956. The bill giving full University status to the College was passed by Parliament on 24th July 1956, since then, the University witnessed considerable expansion.
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