On Saturday the 6th the IEEE, Global Non-profit Association organized a whole day event at the Global Conference Center. The event was, which officially sponsored by the Faculty of Computer Science& Information Technology of UMST, boasted a number of expert speakers paramount amongst them Professor Sharif Babikir, President of the IEEE Association in Sudan. The well attended event has addressed issues pertinent to the development of relevant technology and practices. It also touched on the standards and measures required for implementing effective and sustainable services that translate IEEE’s slogan of ‘Leveraging Technology for a better Tomorrow’ into a reality that will contribute towards the welfare of all Sudanese communities.
UMST signed on Saturday the 29th of September a memorandum of understanding and cooperation with the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Italy – to launch the Global MBA Impact in Entrepreneurship with full awareness of its huge impact on the industrial landscape in Sudan. The project was launched with the endorsement of the Italian Embassy in Sudan and the support of the Italian Agency of Cooperation and Development. The occasion, which was held at the Global Conference Center (GCC), was organized under the patronage of Dr Mousa Mohammed Karama, Minister of Industry and Trade.
Dr Abu Al-Bashir, Minister of State at the Ministry of Industry and Trade attended the occasion on behalf of Dr Mousa Karama, and subsequently addressed the meeting. The ceremony was also attended by Professor Hassan Mohammed Ahmed, President of the University, Fabrizio Lobasso, Italian Ambassador in Khartoum, Vincenzo Racalbotto President of the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development, and Dr. Mohammed Faraj, Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration. They invariably provided invaluable information and intelligent insights in their well received deliveries at the meetinging.
They hailed the joint Global MBA program as an opportunity to create a network of cooperation between the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and UMST. In addition to the reputable academic establishments, the project is also supported by the efforts of the industrial communities in Italy and Sudan. And it has been recognized by all participants as the program with its entrepreneurship leaning and orientation will ultimately succeed in creating jobs in both Italy and Sudan.
It is worth mentioning that this initiative is the first and only partnership between the Italian Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and a Sudanese university. Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore by committing efforts and resources to this joint academic venture with the University of Medical Sciences and Technology is fully acknowledging the abilities and capabilities of UMST that set it apart from other Sudanese centers of learning.
An international conference envisaged and organized in the spirit of sharing and learning from each other, saw delegates from 110 universities and 30 organisations from around the world convened at the University of Limerick to discuss community empowerment for health. The delegates who came from a range of backgrounds gathered to discuss how to create opportunities for others within their communities, to become more informed by giving them the confidence, skills, resources, and power to shape and influence their own health.
The main outcome of the conference, according to one of the main organizers, Dr Khalifa Elmusharaf, was a Limerick declaration on community empowerment. He proceeded to emphasize that the Conference ‘declares that community empowerment goes beyond the traditional methods of listening, information sharing and consultation’.
The Conference ‘involves a change in power relations and enabling people to have more control, and responsibility, for their own health’, according to Dr Elmusharaf. And its declaration, he maintains, is a ‘call of action on educational institutes and organizations worldwide to lead the change process for community empowerment and social accountability.’
Both Dr Khalifa Elmusharaf and Dr Anca Minescu, the Assistant Dean International at the Faculty of Education and Health Science at the University of Limerick, described the Conference as ‘a resounding success’.
It is worth noting that Dr Khalifa Elmusharaf, who is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health at the Graduate Entry Medical School at University of Limerick is a notable graduate of UMS.
UMST Web Administrator at the Website and Information Unit at the university Eng. Ahmed Abobker was selected within the committee of the development of the Standard Website for Sudanese Universities. The committee was formed by the (ASU) Association of Sudanese Universities.
The committee was formed of top information technology engineers in several universities in Sudan and specialists in the design and development of the website, and its management in terms of performance and appearance and operating systems and servers suitable for these websites.
Keeping pace with the global technological development, and in order to preserve the appearance of Sudanese universities in the outside world. This work is due to the universities’ access to their content, academic performance and various activities to the world, to reach the global performance of the Sudanese universities and in turn to nominate them to enter the international universities classification.
The Selected members of the Committee are:
|Dr. Ali Elsaid Ali||Association of Sudanese Universities|
|Eng. Mustafa Ibrahim Hassan||Africa University|
|Eng. Entisar Ibrahim Ahmed Alhaj||Sudan University of Sciences & Technology|
|Eng. Ahmed Abobker Mohamed||University of Medical Sciences & Technology|
|Eng. Wali Eldin Aljamri Abdalla||Omdurman Ahlia University|
|Eng. Abubker Elmansi||Nobles College|
|Eng. Fatahelrahman Awad||Cambridge College|
|Eng. Dalia Ahmed Alsir||Association of Sudanese Universities|
|Eng. Azza Saddig||Association of Sudanese Universities|
To usher the start of the new academic year 2018-2019, the University welcomed and celebrated its new students in a well conceived and organized event on Saturday the 7th of September.
The joyous celebration was launched under the patronage of the Assistant to the President of the Republic, Mr. Mousa Mohammed Ahmed. The event evolved and revolved under the theme of “Sustainability of Excellence”.
The anticipated annual event has successfully conveyed the importance of togetherness, intimacy and the value of close ties as binding characteristics among members of the university as a closely knitted community.
The gathering was addressed by Mr. Mousa Mohammed Ahmed, patron of the ceremony, who maintained that the university has distinguished itself amongst national and regional academic establishments by securing and maintaining excellence in different academic disciplines and various fields of relevant activities.
He pointed out that the student usually has the two joys: the joy of being accepted at the university, and of graduation. He stressed that he came to share this joy with the students, and he urged them to reserve no effort in achieving the desired success, and he proceeded to remind them that they are real light -bearers and true builders of the country.
Professor Mamoun Hameida, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University, welcomed the new students and outlined the academic excellence of the UMST that was obvious to be seen by everybody. He explained that the students’ desire to join the university has exceeded its capacity to accommodate all those keen on joining its ranks.
He emphasized that the university has always been admired and respected for applying rigor standards in the application of recognized regulations regarding both academic standards and behavior. He maintained that UMST has benefited immensely from observing strictness and continued to gain good reputation and to maintain continuous successes.
In his speech, Prof. Hassan Mohamed Ahmed, President of the University, spoke about the various students’ activities that take place at the university, including cultural, social and sports activities. He stressed the University’s keen interest in resolving all problems encountering its students, and highlighted its commitment and sustained effort to negotiate and overcome all the difficulties facing the students. He called on the students to exert effort and effort to achieve academic excellence through continuous, consistent and persistent pursuance of academic excellence.
He also called for active participation in the students’ activities offered by the university in the scientific, cultural and sports fields.
Also speaking at the ceremony were the President of the University Students Association, and the representative of new student. At the beginning of the ceremony, the University Chorale presented the university anthem. It is also worth mentioning that he event was also adorned by a panoramic visual display reflecting the multiplicity and diversity f the activities conducted within the university.
UMST is Proudthat Dr. Loai Osman from the First Medicine batch (2001) at The University of Medical Sciences & Technology. Dr. Loai Osman is a Pneumatolog, received his specialization training in Ireland and then in Britain. Dr.Loai and his Colleagues achieved pioneering procedure at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) to improve care for patients with suspected lung cancer.
The procedure uses an ultrasound probe – Radial EBUS in conjunction with real time Navigational Equipment – to take a sample of patient’s suspected tumour, which will enable hospital staff to diagnose the cancer.
The Hospital has become the first in the UK to establish a service with its own equipment to carry out navigational bronchoscopies, which is the medical equivalent of creating a sat nav map around a patient’s lung to take a biopsy
We at UMST Congratulate Dr.Loai Osman for the huge success, wish him the best of luck and to all successful Sudanese Doctors in UK.
On Thursday the 5th of July and Saturday the 7th of the same month a workshop under the title Safeguarding and Neuro Developmental Pediatrics was conducted by Dr. Zinab Abdelrahman at SEDI. Dr Abdelrahman, Consultant Community Pediatrician, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, took her audience through a process that focused on children development and how they will interact with the world throughout life. The workshop also paid full attention to the issue of deficit disorder and how the hyperactive child can be managed using psychotherapy and stimulant medications.
Dr. Abdelrahman also discussed the conditions of the autistic children and how to deal with them in society in order to help them to improve speech and eye contact. The role of health personnel was discussed as well as within multi disciplinary approach, training and counseling for the purpose of improving social relationships. The workshop was concluded by interactive discussion and recommendations.
The Committee assigned the responsibility of organizing the celebration and honoring of the Top Hundred Students of Sudan School Certificate convened to discuss the details of organizing the event which is a joint venture between the University of Medical Sciences and Technology and the General Union of Students of Khartoum State.
The auspicious occasion which will be running for the third successive year will be held in the few coming days under the patronage of First General Engineer Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein the Governor of Khartoum State and with honorable participation of the State Presidency.
UMST would like to take this opportunity to announce the opening of Admission Process for its Scholarships for the academic year 2018 – 2019.
UMST will offer Scholarships to students in three categories:
- The Top One Hundred Students in Sudan School Certificate
- Quran Memorizers
- Christian Students
Happy New Academic Year 2018-2019
Batches & Faculties:
The Twenty-fifth Batch: Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Medical Laboratories.
The Twenty-third Batch: Faculty of Dentistry.
The Twentieth Batch: Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of Nursing Sciences.
The Eighteenth Batch: Faculty of Computer Science – (Third Batch Information Technology and Information Systems.
The Fourteenth Batch: Faculty of Radiology.
The Seventeenth Batch: Faculty of Medical Engineering – 11th Batch of Electronic Engineering (Communication / Control) – Sixth Batch of Electrical Engineering – Second Batch: Architecture.
The Sixteenth Batch: Faculty of Business Administration.
13th batch: Faculty of Anesthesia.
The Ninth Batch: Faculty of Economic, Social and Environmental Studies
The Seventh Batch: Faculty of Law.
The Eighth Batch: Faculty of Mass Communication.
The Ninth Batch: Nursing Science Diploma.
The First Batch: Faculty of Printing and Packaging Technology.
The minimum Percentage for admission and Tuition Fees for each college:
|Faculty||Degree||Duration of course||Admission Percentage||Academic Fees (SDG)||Academic Fees (USD$)|
|Medicine||MB & BS||5 academic years||80%||150,000||15,000|
|Dentistry||BDS||5 academic years||78%||80,000||8,000|
|Pharmacy||B Pharm||5 academic years||78%||50,000||5,000|
|Medical Laboratory Sciences||BSc in Med Lab Sc||4 academic years||70%||30,000||3,000|
|Radiological Sciences||BSc in Radiological Sciences||4 academic years||70%||30,000||2,000|
|Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology||BSc in Computer Science||4 academic years||70%||12,000||1,200|
||B Eng (Honour)||5 academic years||75%||30,000||3,235|
||B Eng (Honour)||5 academic years||75%||30,000||2,000|
|Nursing Sciences||BSc in Nursing Sciences||4 academic years||70%||15,000||1,200|
|Business Administration||BSc in Business Administration||4 academic years||70%||50,000||4,000|
|Anaesthetic Sciences||BSc in Anaesthetic Sciences||4 academic years||70%||30,000||2,285|
|Economic, Social and Environmental Studies
||BSc in Economic, Social and Environmental Studies (Honor)||4 academic years||70%||30,000||2,400|
||BSc in Mass Communication||4 academic years||68%||15,000||1,500|
|Law||LLB in Law||4 academic years||70%||25,000||1,800|
|Printing & Packaging Technology||B.Sc (Honours)||4 academic years||55%||8,000||500|
|Nursing Technology Diploma||Nursing Technology Diploma||3 academic years||55%||10,000||1,535|
1- Electronic Submission and Required Documents:
The original Sudan School Certificate, and the Arabic Certificate or the Foreign Certificate to be authenticated by the country of origin coupled with the authentication of the Sudanese Embassy in the country of Origin and of the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. There is also a need to secure the Equivalency certification at the General Administration of Examinations of the Federal Ministry of Education in Khartoum. For foreign certificates: IGCSE, for example, the seven subjects eligible for admission should have been obtained in a single certificate and in one year. The 11th level is required for students from within Sudan and candidates from outside Sudan (it is a prerequisite for the student to be on the advanced AS / Level) and the certificate should be authenticated by the British Council and the State Department.
3 Photos of passport size and a copy of the Birth Certificate.
The Sudanese students should provide: 1- A photocopy of the National Number. 2- Certificate of Completing the National Military Service. International students should provide a photocopy of passport.
Hepatitis B Vaccination Certificate.
A computerized statement from the Department of Admission of Higher Education to students who are candidates for general admission.
Signing the Acceptance Regulations.
2- After reviewing the certificates and ensuring that the admission requirements are met, the Admissions Office will write to the Registrar and the Financial Administration to register the student and to receive the prescribed tuition fees mentioned above.
3- The Registrars of the Faculties will oversee the medical examination and the interviews arrangements.
4- Sudanese students holding foreign certificates must sit for the Arabic language and religious education examinations: Islamic / Christian, which are prepared by the Department of Admission of Higher Education, and the results will be advanced to the students after enrolling in universities. According to the Higher Education Admission Administration, the results of those examinations are required for the authentication of university degrees upon graduation.
On Thursday the 5th of July, at the gardens of the Global Conference Center, the University organized a dinner party to acknowledge the efforts of the External Examiners and to celebrate the achievement the of Medicine and Dentistry graduates. The ceremony was attended by Professor Mamoun Homeida, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, University professors, guests, graduate students and their families.
Dr. Hafez Homeida, Vice President of the University, welcomed the External Examiners and the guests of the ceremony. He hailed the achievement of the students and emphasized the value and significance the University attach to inviting external examiners from reputed international universities to evaluate the taken by the graduate students and their curricula as well. The participation of the External Examiners, he maintained, is an ongoing testimony to the impressive progress achieved by the university. He highlighted the fact that the External Examiners were impressed by the high levels of the university graduates which are comparable with the British, Irish and other international universities.
On the other hand, Dr. Jonathan Bennett, professor at the University Hospital of Leicester, spoke on behalf of the External Examiners thanking the University for inviting him and his colleagues to evaluate the performance of the graduates’ exams for this year. He paid tribute to the quality of students and graduates and the curricula of the university emphasizing that they are compare favorably with the levels of international universities. He was highly appreciative of the warm welcome and the genuine hospitality extended to them by everybody at the university. He also praised the cultural programs that allowed them to visit prominent landmarks in Khartoum.
Representatives of the graduate students also spoke at the ceremony, expressing their pride and joy for their success and graduation. They expressed their gratitude to their professors and to the External Examiners. Everyone was totally immersed in a deservedly joyous time. During the course of the event, awards were presented by the professors, with the participation of the External Examiners, to the outstanding students. Special awards and certificates of appreciation were also presented to the student who distinguished themselves in a number of different disciplines.