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Omdurman Islamic University

Omdurman Islamic University is Established in 1901 and it is public university. The President of the Omdurman Islamic University is Professor Hassan Abbas Omdurman Islamic University (OIU) is built on an area of size about 800 feddans (3,360,000 square meters) in Omdurman, Sudan. The school is basically oriented toward Islamic studies; it serves other fields of studies as well, such as engineering, agriculture and medicine. Omdurman Islamic University is a member of the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World. The university has been representing the conscience of the nation, maintain its heritage and protect its values. It considered all sciences applied contrary to the known division according to the teaching of Islam because it is based on wide and comprehensive overview of life aspects. This effort will help introducing the university as a whole and to strengthen ties with institutes inside and outside the Sudan.


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