University of Khartoum

University of Khartoum

Institutional Biography

The Department of Planning and Urban Design is a relatively new one. It was founded in 2007 when the Department of Architecture that was established in 1957 was upgraded to a fully-fledged faculty with four academic departments.

However, the teaching of planning has been an integral part of the curriculum since 1957. In 1978, a master's degree in physical planning was started in the Department of Architecture and continues to prepare graduates with a breadth of knowledge on the various aspects of planning.

The Faculty and the Department have good working relationships with Reading University and Cairo University. Its key personnel are members of ISOCARP and are in the process of forming an independent Sudanese planners' association. They also play a key role in professional planning activities and projects at the local, regional and national levels in Sudan, as well as in Africa.

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