The International University of Africa (Arabic: جامعة افريقيا العالمية) is a private university in Khartoum, Sudan. It is a member of the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World. The university has faculties of Education and Humanities, Shariah and Islamic Studies, of Pure and Applied Sciences, Engineering and medicine.
The university has its origins in the Islamic African Centre, established in Khartoum in 1977 with financial help from Saudi Arabia and other Arab States of the Persian Gulf to train preachers and educate young African Muslims and “imbue them with the Salafist view of Islam.” In 1992, the military government of Colonel Omar Al-Bashir upgraded the institute to a university. Although the word “Islamic” was dropped from the title, Islamic studies are an important part of the curriculum.The university has been active in Islamic higher education in sub-Saharan Africa since it was created.
Due to its geographic location and cultural history, Sudan has been hosting a steady flow of people from neighboring countries, who were either in pursuit of religious knowledge or were on their way to perform the hajj pilgrimage. (Port Sudan lies directly across the Red Sea from Mecca’s port city of Jeddah.) Some pilgrims stayed behind, either with a sheikh (religious leader) or fleeing from religious persecution, which set in as a result of European colonization. Others were forced by incessant wars to seek refuge and education in Sudan. As of 2010 the university had almost 6000 students. Its 93-acre campus is located in the South-Eastern part of Khartoum State.
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Madani St, Khartoum 12223, Sudan
- Faculty of Economics and Political Science
- Faculty of Arts
- Arabic Language Institute
- Faculty of Family Studies
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
- Faculty of Nursing Sciences
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Pharmacy
- Faculty of Medical Laboratory Science
- Faculty of Dentistry
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Administrative Sciences
- Faculty of Islamic Studies
- Faculty of Shariah
- Faculty of Media
- Faculty of Quran.
- Faculty of Family Studies.
- Faculty of Islamic Studies.
- Faculty of Computer Studies
- Faculty for Disaster and Refugee Studies