The Ahfad University for Women AUW) is a private, non-sectarian university for women located in Omdurman, Sudan. It was founded in 1966 by Professor Yusuf Bedri with 23 students in one department (Family Sciences). AUW seeks to prepare women to assume informed leadership roles in their families, communities and the nation.
The University consists of various Schools, these are:
the School of Family Sciences
the School of Psychology and Pre-School Education
the School of Management Studies
the School of Rural Extension Education and Development (REED)
the School of Medicine
the School of Pharmacy
In addition, AUW offers two graduate programs:
Master's Program in Human Nutrition
Master's and Doctoral Programs in Gender and Development Studies (IWGDS)
AUW is also the main partner in the South for the new Master's Degree in International Education being offered jointly by AUW, Oslo University College, University of Cape Town, and the University of Zambia.
AUW’s special units include:
the Babiker Badri Scientific Association for Women’s Studies (BBSAWS)
the Ahfad Family Health Center
the Centre for Science and Technology (ACST)
the Computer Sciences Unit (CSU)
the Early Childhood Development Centre
The website provides more information about the University international activities, community outreach, research programs and units, in addition to the Ahfad Journal: Women and Change and the library.