About Ahfad

The Ahfad University for Women (AUW) was established in1966 with the aim to train and equip women to become active change agents in the development of Sudan. AUW is a pioneer higher education institution in Sudan whose philosophy is women’s education, development and empowerment. It’s history goes back to 1907 when the first school for girls was established in Sudan. Currently AUW has 6533 students from all parts of Sudan, neighboring countries and around the all the world.


AUW’s vision is to be a nationally prominent university and a leading institution recognized worldwide for its academic excellence, research, women empowerment, civic engagement and social responsibility


AUW’s mission is to provide quality education for women to strengthen their roles in national and rural development, and to seek equity for themselves and fellow women in all facets of Sudanese society using a combination of well-articulated academic programs, professional trainings, research, and community outreach activities.

Core Values

To achieve AUW’s vision and carry out its mission, we adhere to the core values of Social Responsibility, Academic Freedom, Leadership, Innovation, Excellence, Respect, Integrity, Ownership, Commitment, Diversity, Inclusiveness, Partnership, and Autonomy. 





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