The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs) that was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 is the strategic plan of all member states to build a better world with no one to be left behind. Ambitions for global education are essentially captured in Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) of the 2030 Agenda which aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” by urging the international community to achieve this goal through partnerships, policy guidance, capacity development, monitoring and advocacy. While governments hold the key responsibility for ensuring the right to quality education, the 17 SDGs are a set of a universal and collective commitment. As such, the implementation of SDG 4 requires higher education institutions around the world to support efforts to internationalize the curriculum, foster diversity, encourage collaboration, and strengthen links with higher education institutions around the world.
In response to this global mandate, and being a comprehensive private university devoted to educating students to live, adapt and lead in an interconnected world, NUSU is committed to tackle education as a global challenge and build systems that are inclusive, equitable and relevant to all learners. Building on nearly two decades of experience, NUSU is now resolved to widen its international outreach by building global networks and gain knowledge to succeed on an international level. Going forward, the University will work with academic and professional associations throughout the world to develop an agenda that addresses the global education needs, ensuring that this endeavor is relevant to its members’ expectations.
Furthermore, as NUSU seeks to increase the number and diversity of its international students, more than 80 percent of the parents of its currently enrolled Sudanese students live and work abroad. As such, our students expect the University to represent a global campus, and they are already enthusiastically prepared to play a vital role in globalizing the educational experience for their classmates. NUSUS is also committed to continuously increase the quality and scope of its services for the international students as a comprehensive approach to enhancing a global learning environment for all students.