Top university in talks to relocate to Rwanda
Publish date: 27 November 2023
Issue Number: 1055
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
The University of Medical Sciences and Technology (UMST) in Khartoum plans to relocate to Rwanda to give its students a chance to complete their studies, The New Times reports. In terms of the arrangement, UMST management said more than 7 000 students who were stranded due to the security crisis in Sudan would be gradually transferred to Rwanda to complete their studies. UMST deputy chairperson Suzan Homeida said negotiations are ongoing between the university's senior management, Rwanda's Higher Education Council (HEC), as well as other stakeholders. The council is in charge of all higher learning institutions in the country. ‘The plan is to relocate our campus. With the help of government officials, we are now negotiating with HEC to see that our campus is relocated,’ she added. With over 14 faculties, UMST is a co-educational, mainly medical-oriented college in Sudan. It was first opened in 1995, and by 2017, it was among the top high-ranking medical universities in Africa.