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SUST Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Egide - French Centre for International Exchanges

2012-04-15
SUST Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Egide - French Centre for International Exchanges

Sudan University of Science and Technology signed a Cooperation Agreement with Egide-French Center for International Exchanges on scholarships to be offered by the Republic of France to SUST’s graduate students in various disciplines. The primary objective of the scholarships is to enable SUST’s students who wish to pursue their post graduate education to spend half the length of their learning period in France to obtain their doctorate degree from the French universities, provided that SUST shall defray some of the studying costs and the remaining study costs to be borne by the French Government. Prof Hashim Ali Salem, the Vice-Chancellor signed the agreement on behalf of Sudan University of Science & Technology, and Mr. Jean Némo, the Director General of the Center signed on behalf of the French side.
In this context, Prof. Hashim has underscored the significance of this agreement, and highly commended the close relations between the French Government represented by its esteemed Embassy in Khartoum and SUST, saying that such relations can best flourish through unique collaboration in the best long-term interests of both parties. “The University always exerts great efforts to qualify its students through the world’s most prestigious universities, in particular the French Universities,” he said.
He also acknowledged the close collaboration between SUST and Egide Center, wishing to expand areas of cooperation to include more learners in various disciplines. During the meeting HE the Vice-Chancellor discussed with the French Delegation the possibility of joining SUST with the Association of Francophone Universities (AUF) to serve the interest of the university students, and allow it to conclude cooperation agreements with other international universities, disseminate scientific research and provide its students with adequate qualification and training opportunities to develop their professional expertise and acquire a variety of useful skills in different disciplines.
The meeting was attended by Prof. Gadalla Elhassan, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the Head of Foreign Relations, Dr. Mus’ab Abdallah al-Hassan and Dr. Ahmed Hamid, Head of the French Language Department in SUST.
It is worth mentioning that the university had a number of previous cooperation agreements with the French Government that have benefited SUST’s students in various specialties of their respective studies, especially in the areas of graduate studies in French language.