SEDI | Workshop on Teaching and Learning Different Methods


Date: Sunday 23/09 – Tuesday 25/09/2018

Venue: SEDI, Orange Building Six Floor

Prof. Hassan Mohamed Ahmed (president)

Dr. Siham Suliman (Dean, Prep. College)

Prof. Ahmed Gasim (Director, post graduate)

Dr. Amin Alagib, Director, SEDI

The workshop is mainly to the Teaching staff of university, to show them the different methods of assessment and student evaluation. Different Topics were discussed including role of the teacher, Criteria of a good test, small group and large group teaching, how to construct an MCQ (one-best answer).
Also how to conduct Objective Structured Clinical Examination and practical examination- Other exams e. g Structured Short Essay questions (SSEQ) and Outlines of Blue Print were also discussed and group discussion.

Safeguarding and Neuro developmental Pediatrics Workshop


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.

Workshop on Global University Rankings and the Opportunities for Sudan Universities!


In their sustained efforts to keep abreast with technological developments and academic issues and concerns, Abeer Mohammed Kheir Osman, Web Administrator /Head of Computer Labs Unit, UMST and Eng.Ahmed Abobaker, Web Administrator at the Computer Center, attended on Tuesday the 26th of June at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, a Lecture on Global University Rankings and the Opportunities for Sudanese Universities.

The lecture was presented by Dr. Nimir Elbashir, Professor of Chemical Engineering & Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University and Director of Gas & Fuels Research Center in Qatar. In his lecture Professor Elbashir lecture demonstrated that the quality in university education is measured by the academic institution commitment to excellence in teaching, knowledge transfer, research, and global outlook. He emphasized that he teaching excellence depends primarily on the ability of the universities to facilitate ideal learning environment and to develop effective tools to measure their professors’ role in promoting excellent teaching methods and styles.

Professor Elbashir promised to present two further presentations that will highlight the path to achieving excellence in teaching research and service in academic institutions that will hopefully result in enhancing the ranking of the Sudanese universities.

Lecture Abstract

Quality in university education is measured by the academic institution commitment to excellence in teaching, knowledge transfer, research, and global outlook. The teaching excellence depends primarily on the ability of the university to facilitate ideal learning environment and to develop effective tools to measure their professors’ role in promoting excellent teaching methods/styles, provide the needed mentorship for their students, and measure their preparedness and performance in real life jobs. On the other hand, research excellence is measured by the reputation of the academic institution regarding scientific papers, patents, research income in dollars as well as the number of graduate students (Ph.D. and master) and their impact. Creating globally recognized university require building robust research structure and developing strategy of research dissemination (journal papers and books publications, participation in global conferences, etc.) This presentation will highlight the experience of regional universities in this path. A series of two presentations will highlight the path to achieving excellence in teaching research and service in academic institutions that will result in enhancing the ranking of the Sudanese universities.

Dr. Nimir O. Elbashir

Professor of Chemical Engineering & Petroleum Engineering

Director of Texas A&M University Gas & Fuels Research Center, the Largest University Research Energy Research Center

Dr. Elbashir is a Professor of Chemical Engineering & Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University at Qatar and he is the Director of Texas A&M’s Gas and Fuels Research Center; a major research center that involves 31 faculty members from both the College Station and Qatar campuses. Dr. Elbashir is also the Director of the ORYX GTL Gas-to-Liquid Technology Excellence Program. He has extensive research and teaching experience from four different countries around the world. The focus of his research activities is the design of advanced reactors, catalysts and conversion processes for natural gas, coal and CO2 to ultra-clean fuels and value added chemicals. He has established several unique global research collaboration models between academia and industry with research funds exceeding $13m dollars. He holds several US and European patents and a large number of scientific publications in form of books, peer reviewed journals, conference papers, technical industry reports as well as invited and conference presentations. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards including but not limited to: 2017th Texas A&M University Faculty Excellence Award; 2016th Texas TEES Genesis Engineering Research Award; 2012th Qatar Foundation Best Energy & Environment Research Team; 2015th Texas A&M Qatar Dean Leadership Award; 2016th ORYX GTL Recognition Excellence Program: 2013th Shell Recognition of Excellence in GTL Aviation Fuels; 2007th BASF Corp. Excellence Research in Environmental Catalysis, the Gordon Research Conferences.

Will provide a video of the lecture soon..

Workshop on Students Transfer between Universities and Diplomas Bridging to Degrees


On Sunday the 24th of June 2018 a workshop was conducted by the SEDI (Sudan Education and Development Institute) in collaboration with The Ministry of Higher Education, represented by the General Admissions Administration and the Post- graduate Department.
The workshop that took place at the Lecture Theatre (Room 3) SEDI, the Orange Building was attended by all Faculty Registrars, the officer of the Admissions Office and the Post- graduate College Registrar.
The admissions officers of the MOHE (Undergraduate & Postgraduate) delivered talks about the regulations and procedures of admissions to Universities. They stressed the important steps and procedures to avoid mistakes to ensure smooth bridging from Diplomas to Degrees, and successful transfer between universities.