A delegation of SUST headed by Prof. Awad Saad Hassan, vice-chancellor of the university, paid a visit to the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Khartoum. The delegation included Prof. Caroline Edward Ayad, Secretary of Academic Affairs and Dr. Maryam Abbas, Director of External Relations Office. The delegation was received by Prof. Ali bin Hassan Jafar, the current Saudi ambassador to Sudan in addition to the cultural attaché of the embassy Mr. Abdullah Al-Hashemi, the economic attaché, Mr. Sultan Al-Qahtani, and a number of his advisors.
His Excellency the Ambassador welcomed the delegation and expressed his happiness at the visit. The two sides discussed ways to enhance joint cooperation between Sudan University of Science and Technology and Saudi universities in the academic, research and cultural fields, in accordance with protocols of cooperation in this field.
Prof. Hassan expressed his overwhelming happiness at visiting the embassy, and presented a background of the university being established in 1902 and its inclusion of more than 75000 students in undergraduate and postgraduate studies and 25 colleges distributed in ten campus sites in the state of Khartoum, in addition to its uniqueness for having the college of Fine and Applied Arts, the college of Music and Drama and the college of Physical Education and Sports.
Prof. Hassan also focused on reflecting the role of the university in community service and its distinction in research fields, especially in the fields of agriculture, veterinary and engineering, and informed them of the university's belief and interest in spreading the culture of the concept of entrepreneurship and smart study, in addition to the university’s interest in the agricultural and investment aspect, so that Sudan becomes a basket Food of the world.