It gives me great pleasure to write proudly and confidently this message about Sudan University of Science & Technology (SUST), the most prestigious, largest national University in Sudan and a major learning and research university that offers an incomparable setting for study and provides a highly motivating learning environment which has proven to be deeply effective and contributes much to creativity and innovation. Sudan University is a comprehensive university with a broad mission to undergraduate, graduate education, research, and service to the society. The university offers bachelor's, master's and PhD degree programs in science, engineering and technology disciplines to nearly 65000 students enrolled in more than 200 academic programs at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It has a current faculty of 1000 highly qualified, prominent, well-respected and distinguished professors whose top priority is the success of students through up to date knowledge they provide to them at different levels, and 1500 highly competent, well trained and dedicated supporting staff who are whole-heartedly devoted to the overall development of students
The mission of SUST is to achieve sustained excellence in the interrelated areas of undergraduate and postgraduate education, beside research and community services through several highly successful outreach programs. Excellence in teaching and the continuous updating of curricula in diverse fields such as engineering, computer science, business, life sciences, radiological science, music and drama, applied and fine arts and physical education, ensured quality students through whom the university has gained a strong national, regional and worldwide reputation and recognition over the years.
The research excellence of our highly talented and dedicated faculty has helped propel SUST to be internationally known in areas of applied and life sciences. Meanwhile, in its relentless pursuit of excellence and ongoing initiatives, the University continues its rise among other regional and international universities. This year it has been ranked thirty-seventh (37th ) out of one hundred Arab universities, thirty ninth (39th ) out of one hundred African Universities compared to 57th ranking achieved last year, and made a significant advancement globally by ranking (2517) among world’s top (20300) Universities. Yet, we will spare no effort, whatsoever, to achieve “best in class” status within the region and globally. I am confident that in the coming years we can add yet another chapter to the long story of SUST’s success, which has played a pivotal role in nurturing many distinguished scholars over the course of more than half a century. SUST dates back to the year 1950 when it was established as a modest institute. Several significant changes have marked the University's growth since its establishment in the number of its students, graduates, faculty and staff. Thanks to the dedicated efforts and continuing care, it grew into what is today, a thriving, reputable, and highly honored university of higher learning, approaching the future with steady steps to achieve even greater prominence over the coming years as a premiere top-tier world-class university with global reach and global impact, and be a leader in all key fields of study and research. I am confident that with this steadfast commitment to excellence, we can achieve even greater success with the support and intellectual of all members of SUST family: the Board of Directors, faculty, students, staff, alumni, and friends in private sector institutions and state-owned corporations. I am also optimistic and truly convinced in all that we do. It is a great honor and pleasure for me to have this opportunity to acknowledge and commend all the university members for having done an exemplary job and for having made this success possible. Let us all take pride in the good work we did as a one team with the utmost integrity, dedication and professionalism