The history of the Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST) goes back to 1950 when Khartoum Technical Institute (KTI) was founded to graduate qualified technicians in the fields of buildings and commercial studies. In 1975 all technical institutes in Sudan were merged with KTI to form what was known as Khartoum Ploy-technique (KP). In 1990 the KP was upgraded to a university named Sudan University of Science and Technology, with all the Institutes changed to Collages. The growth of the University was very rapid during the second decade of its establishment.
By 2009, the University is comprising 19 colleges distributed a among 9 campuses in Khartoum, with total student population of 24000 at the B.Sc. level, 31000 at the Diploma level, and 5000 postgraduate students. In addition 5000 students are enrolled in distance education programs. The diversified colleges of the University reflect the constant endeavor to seek knowledge in all fields to produce successful graduates and a successful nation.
With a such legacy and vision, SUST is the perfect place to have a TEDx event, where exchanging ideas is the main goal, where no one is afraid to say or to think, it's all about civilization and humanity, that's why TEDx SUST was ment to happen.
The first meeting was held at 24/3/2013, started 16:15 in a class room in the southern campus of Sudan University of science and technology, only 14 people attended the meeting including Yahia Mohammed Alamin, the license holder.
Without any clue how to make this happen, the first meeting had to be an introduction by the license holder about TED & TEDx events, most of the attendees had the basic informations about TEDx events, also Eng.Mohamed Ahmed Abdulkareem was very informative about the general rules, teams and the role of each team, attendees were given a chance to think about the team they want to work in.
Attendees of the first meeting:
- Azza Ahmed
- Elaf Algadi
- Rafa Alnour
- Rawan Aldaw
- Ruaa Siddiq
- Ruaa Majzoub
- Tasneem Siddiq
- Heba Salih
- Alaa Sabir
- Amro Alsadig
- Mohamed Ahmed
- Wadah Omer
- Waleed Wadessa
- Yahia Mohamed
all of them introduced them selves, new faces became familiar ones. If I could describe the first 16 volunteers in the first meeting, I'd say lost, worried, alittle bit afraid but hoping for the best!
The corner stone of TEDx sust was laid firmly to form a foundation upon which we will build..