Dean of the Faculty, Dr Mohammed Ezeldin Abdelrahman gave a brief opening speech that was followed by a word from Dr Hanan Tahir, who was representing the Graduate College.
Dr Hanan spoke of the importance of the new masters degree and the nurturing of the program as an addition to UMST’s already extensive list of 25 Postgraduate courses.
Also in attendance was Chairman of the Board, Professor Mamoun Homeida, who emphasized the role of higher education in Sudan and abroad.
“We are pacemakers in the country, we have introduced Public Health, Research Methodology, Pharmacology and now Information Systems,” the Chairman said.
Prof Mamoun went on: “Students are expected to adopt the same attitude and participate to the University with ideas and research – completing a masters goes beyond attending lectures and tutorials and this program is extremely practical.”
Following the speeches, Dr Mohammed gave an informal induction to the students present and highlighted what is to be expected of them.
Twenty students have been accepted onto the course that was introduced this year.
The Master Degree is aimed at utilizing Computer Science in Business, Geographical and Medical fields. It offers three areas of specialization, Business Information Systems (BIS), Health and Medical Informatics (HMI) and Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing (GIS).