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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. More details…



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  • مدير الجامعة يلتقى بالوفد الفرنسي

    يلتقى مدير الجامعة البروفسير أحمد محمد سليمان بمكتبه صباح الأحد القادم 21/ مايو الجاري بالوفد الفرنسي الزائر بحضور سفير جمهورية فرنسا بالخرطوم ومدير إدارة العلاقات الخارجية بوزارة التعليم العالي وذلك لمناقشة جميع أوجه التعاون العلمية والأكاديمية بين الجامعة وعدد من المؤسسات التعليمية في جمهورية فرنسا ... استناداً على زيارة مدير الجامعة مؤخراً لجمهورية فرنسا ولقائه لعدد من مديري الجامعات الفرنسية... هذا وسيحضر اللقاء عدد من عمداء الكليات بالجامعة وأمين الشؤون العلمية ومدير إدارة العلاقات الثقافية ومدير إدارة الإعلام والعلاقات العامة....

  • Identification Of New Bacterial Drug Target.

    Dr. Malik Mohammed suliman is an assistant professor in pharmaceutical microbiology who earned his B.pharm & M.pharm from the Faculty of pharmacy UofK & his Ph.D from Nagasaki university !

  • An outline of the history of Medical Research Institutes in the Sudan

    Mansour Ali Haseeb  Source: Haseeb MA. A Monograph on Biological Research in The Sudan. Khartoum University Press, Khartoum 1973:3-19.  Recorded medical research in the Sudan commenced with the foundation of the Wellcome Research Laboratories at the Gordon Memorial, College, Khartoum, in February1903.

  • Mycetoma Research Center

    • In 1991, The Mycetoma Research Centre (MRC) was established under the umbrella of the University of Khartoum. It was set up at Soba University Hospital. The centre is recognised globally as a world leader and an authoritative advisor in mycetoma management and research. It is a WHO Collaborating Centre on Mycetoma.

    The Mycetoma Research Centre (MRC), University of Khartoum