Faculty of Developmental Studies

Shendi University

Faculty of Developmental Studies

The faculty of community development established in 1995, the study started in the same year of a unique specialization as it enable graduates to be national cadre capable to carry out all research relevant to development to developmental studies supported by scientific theories known in economic and social science as well as intensive field training empowering graduates to devolve these theories on the ground making them appropriate to Sudanese social context.

The faculty focus on interaction with local community, providing its research services continuously particularly to rural community assisted by its distinguished situation in the heart of Al Matma area west Shendi in the River Nile state. Therefore the faculty is considered as a university arm and the main tool to implement the third goals of the university local community services then other goals focus on teaching  scientific research. On the strength of these high human goal, depending on the philosophy that leads and guides the faculty we welcome all those who concerned with local community development, realization its welfare as actors in all activities, carrying out by the faculty particularly in field work to which the faculty dedicates big parts of its resources and time.

The Dean faculty.


The faculty of community development established in 1995 at Taibat Al Khawad Village in Al Matama locality purposely to serve the community, to contribute in solving its developmental problems which required comprehensive study and planned change to reach to results decision makers depend on. The faculty tries to understand social and cultural environment and to contribute positively in local community development by all means.

The faculty vision:

Positive participation to implement community development programs via enhancing student capacities with different skills and tools in community development field economically, socially and culturally then building of partnership with educational and training institutions, community based organizations, public and private sectors and international regional governmental organizations.

The faculty message:

The main message of the faculty is to exert efforts in order to improve and promote local community level contributing in providing developmental solutions for all the River Nile state.

The faculty Goals:

  • The faculty aims at the followings: Developing local communities (urban, Villagers and Bedouins) in services and health enlightenment. Coordinating between popular and official efforts in reforming local community development. Providing serious statistics and researches in order to understand local community problems then recommending effective solutions. Carrying out studies and researches relevant to renewing community resources and how to benefit from them. Discovering community local leaderships. Qualifying competent graduate of theoretical and scientific aspects. Encouraging continuous education.



Honourary list:


  • Osman Mohammed Osman.
  • Mohammed Ali Mohamed Hamed.
  • Afaf Salih Abdul Rahman.
  • Ahmad AlTaib Osman.
  • Mohammed Abdul Salam Abdul Monam.
  • Al Yas Said Saad Ashawal.
  • Al Nair Mohammed Ali Alnair


3 medium study halls to accommodate 63 students.


Electronic library to accommodate 20 students providing.

        Internet services:

  • Rest house for female students.

The faculty Admin:

The faculty Board:

  • Composition of the board
  • The dean faculty (head).
  • The chancellor (head prof. senate).
  • Deputy dean faculty.
  • Head of depts..
  • Head of sharia dept, of sharia and law faculty.
  • Head Arabic language dept, faculty of arts.
  • Head Arabic language dept, faculty of arts.
  • Member of teaching staff as prof.
  • Manager saving bauk in shandi.
  • Dean faculty of economics, commerce and Business admin.
  • Head community Medicine of faculty of Medicine and health sciences.


The faculty Admin:

  • Dean faulty: Dr. Al Nair Mohammed Al Nair.
  • Coordinator high studies: Dr. Al Yas Said Saad Ashwal.
  • Head unit of Quality Admin: Prof. Al Nair Mohammed Al Nair.
  • The faculty Registrar: Prof. Abdul Nasir.
  • Head sociology and anthropology dept. Prof. Abdul Wahab Abdullah Yousif.
  • Head Dept. of Economic Development: Prof. Aisam Ahmad Alzain.
  • Head Dept. of Rural Development and woman studies: Prof. Wijdan Bala Awad Al Said.
  • Head Dept. Training and Field work.

High studies:

The faculty Grant the following high degrees:

Program Field
Doctorate Degree PHD in different community development specializations by research
·        Master Degree.


·        Master Degree.


·        Master degree.

·        Master of economic science by research.

·        Social science by research.

·        Rural development and woman development researches by research.


Statistic of students in the faculty

License Number
Bachelor of community development. 186

Statistics of Graduates:

S. No Position Number



Associate Prof.

Asst. Prof






The faculty is supported by a number of teaching staff from other faculties of the university to bridge the shortage.

Secondly: Employees: 7 Employees.

Third: workers: 8 workers.

Fourth: University guards: 3 guards.

Contact address: Tel: 00249155662123.


Fax:  02497250.

Email: Comdev@ush.sd.

  • Degree grant by the faculty of community development.
  • Master degree of economics, social sciences, rural development and woman development researches.
  • The syllabus Goals:
  • Understanding community problems and participating in solving them, adopting comprehensive concepts of community development committed to proper values and manners of the community.
  • Diagnosing and treating of social and economic problems at individual, family and community levels with high capacities.
  • Managing development institutions of all levels and different positions as well as leading their teams.
  • Training of others in their specializations and experiences.
  • Harmonizing, adapting with the environment and community where they work then the maximum benefit from the available potentials.
  • Carrying out and participating in applicable researches in order to promote the community.
  • Acquainting with self knowledge benefitting from it in comprehensive community development.
  • Committing to religious values, good manners and professional ethics.
  • Good at Arabic language and other prevailing dialects (high level) in order to monitor practical development and participating in them.

Curriculum of the first semester
–       Introduction to sociology.

–       Partial economics.

–       Introduction to political science.

–       Social research means (1).

–       Communication, information, and guidance media.

–       Local community Development.

–       Field work (1).

–       Islamic cultural.

–       Arabic language.

–       English language.


Curriculum of the second semester
–       Introduction to rural sociology science.

–       Introduction to psychology.

–       Introduction to microeconomics.

–       Introduction to management science.

–       Math. And practical statistics.

–       General law principles.

–       Islamic culture.

–       Arabic language.

–       English language.

–       Field work (2).

Curriculum of the third semester
–       Agricultural studies and Animal husbandry.

–       Development Economies.

–       Social researches means (2).

–       Primary health care.

–       Education and Adult education.

–       English language.

–       Field Work (3).


Curriculum of the fourth semester
–       Developmental Planning.

–       Environment sanitation and Hygiene education.

–       Population studies.

–       Cooperative systems.

–       Studies of woman development (1).

–       English language.

–       Field work (4).

Curriculum of the fifth semester
–       Social psychology.

–       Indigenous Administration.

–       Sudan Economy.

–       Urban sociology.

–       Field work (5).

–       Studies in woman development (2).

Curriculum of the sixth semester
–       Federal Governance.

–       Comprehensive social development.

–       Investment.

–       Studies in woman development (3).

–       Individual service.

–       Research Syllabus.

–       Field work (6).

Curriculum of the seventh semester
–       Community development Experiments comparative study.

–       Group service.

–       Regional planning.

–       Management of development projects.

–       Introduction to computer.

–       Anthropology.

–       Field work (7).

Curriculum of the eighth semester
–       Leadership and group psychology.

–       Organization and admin. Sociology.

–       Comprehensive economy planning.

–       Manpower planning.

–       Field work (8).

–       Graduation research.

Scientific societies:

Association of the River Nile state descendants.

 About the association:


Restoration of the Area heritage and reflecting the good face within the faculty.


Cultural – social – services.

Association of kord for descendants.

About the association:


Reflecting culture, heritage of the area and good face within the faculty.

Association of Northern state descendants

About the Association:

Goal: Reflecting traditions and customs of the North state.

Vision: Cultural, social endeavoring to build social bridge between the state descendants within the faculty.

Association of Middle states descendants:

About the Association:

Goals: conducting symposiums and cultural forums, supporting student, receiving new state descendants.

Integration Association.

About Association:

Goal: Aiming at establishing Association of unity and away from separation.

Vision: Cultural, social, sports away from religious and political extremism.






Scientific departments

The faculty dept

Sociology and anthropology


Sociology and anthropology dept, is one of the depts., of the faculty of community development of shendi university.

This dept, is looking forward to continuous development on teaching, training and scientific research in social science and anthropological studies.

The dept is concerned with study and treating of contemporary social problems in local community, emphasizing on going alone with scientific developments assuming scientific promotion theoretically and practically.

The Dept Teaching the following curriculum:

  • Local community Development and Sudanese studies.
  • Social research means (1).
  • Introduction to sociology.
  • Introduction to rural sociology.
  • Introduction to Psychology.
  • Social research means (2).
  • Urban sociology.
  • Social psychology.
  • Individual service.
  • Comprehensive social development.
  • Community Development experiments (comparative study).
  • Group service.
  • Leadership and group psychology.
  • Organization sociology.
  • Social planning.


The Dept, Goals:

The dept, endeavor to realize the following several Goals:

  • Providing students with knowledge and skills to practice social work.
  • Considering teaching and training of students on dealing with social problem and proposing solutions.
  • Carrying out scientific researches, studies of social pattern, studying contemporary social phenomena’s issues and problems in the community.

Dept, Admin.

Head Dept.

Prof. Abdul Wahab Abdullah Yousif Ibrahim.

Economic Development Dept:


  • The dept, concerned with studying economic science subjects, economic development and its goals.
  • Carrying out the required studies to know community needs and resources in order to lay down reformatory plans.
  • Disseminating economic and social awareness among citizens in order to become conscious of the desire to joint work for solving their problems, the popular participation increase and improve its level in development programs.
  • Assisting in planning and implementation of projects to upgrade economic aspects of communities.

The dept, teaches the following curriculum:

  • Introduction to partial economic science.
  • Political science.
  • Introduction to micro economic science.
  • Practical statistic.
  • Developmental Economies.
  • Introduction to management science.
  • Developmental planning.
  • Population studies.
  • Sudan economy.
  • Indigenous Admin.
  • Federal Governance.
  • Development projects management.
  • Comprehensive economic planning.
  • Manpower planning.


Dept Admin:

Head dept:

Prof. Aisam Ahmad Al zain.

Dept, of rural development and woman studies:


The dept concerned with study of rural development subjects, woman studies and its goal:

  • Understanding community problems and participating in solving them, adopting comprehensive concept of community development, committed
  • To community values and manners.
  • Diagnosing and treating of economic and social Problems at individual, family and community levels with high capacities.
  • Carrying out and participating in applicable research for community development.
  • Acquainting with self knowledge benefitting from it in rural development
  • Empowering women status in community.
  • Encouraging education and continuous education.

The Dept. teaches the following curriculum:

  • Agricultural studies and animal husbandry.
  • Women Development studies (1).
  • Women Development studies (2).
  • Women Development studies (3).

Dept. Admin.

Head  Dept.

Prof. Al Nair Mohammad Ali Al Nair.

Training and field work Dept:


The dept concerned with linking theoretical aspect of the study with the practical aspect, the goals are as follows:-

  • Teaching training of students on development field preparing them to work in comply with the community circumstances and needs.
  • Linking students with the faculty and the community.
  • Carrying out scientific and applicable researches associate development.

Discovering local leadership in communities and training them.

The dept. teaches the following curriculum:

Field work

Dept. admin

Head Dept.

Prof. Al Nair Mohammad Ali Al Nair.

Departments of the Faculty:

  1. Department of Economic Development.

  2. Department of Woman & Rural Development.

  3. Department of Sociology & Anthropology

  4. Department of Fieldwork.

Faculty of Developmental Studies
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