At its inception in 1991, the Future University (FU) heralded a new era of technological studies at tertiary level in Sudan. Since then, the FU has established itself as a prime producer of skilled computer scientists and information technologists. These are in great demand nationally and globally owing to the tremendous advances in and applications of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Having been approved by the Ministry of Higher Education, the FU now has noble intentions to use its position as the first Future University in Africa. It aims for excellence in academics and research. This will mean more expert staff, international collaborations and building on its strengths in engineering, informatics and systems integration. The FU itself will model a sustainable, productive unit.
The FU has the right background to assist Sudan to adopt sound policies regarding emerging technologies and to be at the heart of global developments.
The FU believes that a multinational and a multicultural campus enriches students' experiences and broadens their understanding of social and cultural diversity.
A number of foreign students from Africa, the Middle East and Asia have been given the opportunity to study here; the FU is becoming an international center for developing capacity in ICT and other informatics-related fields of study. The FU is pursuing a strategy of building its capacity by strengthening its collaborations with regional and international institutions in designing courses, conducting training programs, executing joint research projects and sharing experiences. The FU has already established notable world wide partners such as UNESCO, EduFrance, Limkokwing, the Cousteau Society, Multimedia University of Malaysia, University of Malaya and Rio Grande University in Brazil.