University of Khartoum was founded over one hundred years ago with initial aim of providing Sudan Colonial service with clerks, accountants, teachers and judiciary workers. During the 20th century, U of K expanded so much to form 21 faculties, 11 research Institutes, 6 research centers, one graduate collage, three teaching hospitals, three rural hospitals, two medical units and two primary and secondary schools. As the 21st century advances, the pace of changes accelerates, the missions of universities are modified and the number of students as well as the quality of education has changed. Education quality management; accreditation, society requirements, technology modification and application, conflict between economy and environmental sustainability, conflict among cultures, religions and sociological issues are all evident interests of universities. The global competition inspired a strong will to excel, a collective human society. Universities have now to be innovative, internationally connected and trans-disciplinary in executing their functions. Knowledge not only free human beings and provide them with scientific strength and mental fortitude, but-also provides a profound source of enlightenment that encourages people interaction and zealous pursuit for solving societal problems and improving quality of life for their communities.
Higher education in Sudan had big strides in increasing the numbers of students' enrollment from less than five thousands in 1989 to about 200,000 in 2007. Such a magnitude of number not only affects the materialistic resources but also infringe a serious impact of human resources. University of Khartoum is proud that it actively participated, manipulated, and successfully, provided young new established Sudanese Universities with administrators and staff members. In the 21st century University education is no longer for the intellectual; it is a commodity available for every talented highly motivated person. However, University of Khartoum increased its student intake yet strived hard to maintain and develop the gold standard of its graduates. In compliance with international university education, it provides its teaching facilities with computers, IT, electronic Libraries and central research laboratories.