AUW engages in a number of international activities.
Foremost among these are close relationships with leading universities
throughout the world. Programs with these universities feature
the exchange of staff and students, joint research, and other
cooperative activities. Relationships are maintained with the
American University of Beirut; The American University of Cairo;
Reading University, Manchester University, and Liverpool University
in the UK; Bayero University, Nigeria; Iowa State University in
the United States of America; Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany;
University of Maastricht and Institute of Social Studies in the
Netherlands. In addition, AUW also organizes international conferences
on issues affecting women.
International communication of scholarly research
at AUW is carried out through a semi-annual publication The
Ahfad Journal: Women and Change. Since its establishment
in 1984, the journal has focused on issues of concern to women
in Sudan and in other developing countries.
Finally, AUW is an active member of the Association
of African Universities as well as the Association of Arab Universities
and the International Association of Universities.