The Ahfad University for Women offers two graduate programs. These
are in the areas of:
Master's Program in Human Nutrition
The School of Health Sciences offers a program
for the Master's degree in Human Nutrition. It is the first of
its kind in Sudan and the whole region. The program is concerned
with the details of nutritional problems in Sudan and developing
countries in general. However, the program qualifies candidates
who work in the fields of Agriculture, Health Education, and Nutrition
and Nutritional policy, Agricultural Policy and Planning and Community
Development Organizations. The program is based on both courses
and research. The Program is covered in three semesters:
— Malnutrition in Developing Countries
CN 6022 — Mother and Child Nutrition
FNFH 6033 — Nutrition and Food Hygiene
NAM 6043 — Human Nutrition and Abnormal
FMFF 6052 — Economics and Management
of Family Food
FAHN 6066 — Advanced Human Nutrition
— Food Nutrition Policy and Planning
FNHE 6132 — Food Nutrition and Health
FFNR 6142 — Methods in Food and Nutrition
FDEC 6153 — Dietetics Experience in Community
FTFF 6163 — Traditional and Fermented
Foods in Sudan
FNHI 6113 — Nutrition Care in Health
semester is dedicated for the dissertation work. The work should be
related to the solution of any human nutritional problem in Sudan
or any other Developing Country.
Osama Awad Salih, M.Sc, & PhD
in Agricultural Biochemistry, Associate professor of Biochemistry
and Nutritional Sciences, NCTR Director, Ex. Dean, School of Family
A.H. Khattab, Professor of Nutrition, NCTR Food
and Nutrition Consultant.
Kamal Ahmed Mohamed, Professor of Clinical and
Applied Nutrition. NCTR Consultant.
Abdel Moneim Osman ElKhalifa, Assistant professor
of Food Science and Technology. M.S.c & PhD Food Science and
Technology. NCTR Research Coordinator.
Rudab Mamoun Sher, Administrative Assistant. BSc
Organizational Management, AUW.
Master's and Doctoral Programs in
Gender and Development Studies (IWGDS)
In 1986, the Ahfad University for Women, introduced
a compulsory course on women's studies. In 1989 a unit of Women's
Studies and Population Education was established with a financial
support from UNFPA. The Academic Council formally established the
Women’s Studies Unit as an independent unit in the university
in June 1997.
In 2002 the Academic Council promoted the Unit to
the Institute of Women, Gender and Development Studies (IWGDS)
The IWGDS runs the M.Sc Gender and Development (GAD)
program, the PhD Program in Gender and Development Studies, the
Women and Gender Studies, undergraduate university required course,
the GAD training programmes and civic education. The Institute has
a total number of seven staff members, three with a Ph.D. degree,
four with a master degree; of whom two are currently on scholarship
to prepare for their Ph.D. the institute has a computer pool, audio-visual
equipments, reading space, lecture room and three offices
Objectives of the Institute
To enhance research on gender
and engendered development studies at the University and other
universities at national and state levels.
To promote the integration
of gender studies as University courses at both Ahfad University
and other universities.
To advocate for gender mainstreaming
in development and influence policies.
To disseminate information on gender and development issues
and women’s empowerment at different levels.
To integrate civic and peace
education programmes and to prepare students to become future
change agents in their societies.
Functions of the Institute
Planning and administration: The
Institute is responsible for the policy-advice on gender related
issues, planning, administration, management and promotion of
all activities assigned to it by the university. These activities
Teaching: The Institute is responsible
for teaching the university required course of Women and Gender
Studies This is a 90- hour course spread over two semesters. In
addition, to its responsibility for leading the M.Sc Gender and
Development (GAD) courses (with some collaboration from other
university faculty members) and the teaching of the Advanced Research
Methodology course for the Ph.D. candidates.
Training: The Institute is responsible
of all GAD short training courses offered by the university to
the different target groups of the society as well as the civic
education training which includes issues of human rights, good
governance and conflict resolution and peace issues.
Coordination: Coordination Of all
GAD activities at the university level particularly research activities
relevant to GAD.
Education materials production and promotion:
The Institute together with the AUW Library is responsible
for acquiring books, journals, etc for the students at both the
undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is also responsible
for developing textbooks, readers and training manuals for the
students and other target groups from government and non state
Networking: The IWGDS has links
with other universities (both at home and abroad) that offer similar
or relevant programmes that may help in training of students,
staff, and for promoting research.