Welcome to homepage of the Institute of Environmental Studies (IES) at the University of Khartoum, which was founded in the year 1977 as collaborative effort between University of Khartoum (UofK) and United Nation University (UNU), with an objective of raising awareness of people toward environmental issues. This is achieved through conducting research and training activities. From that time, the IES offers post-graduate degrees in Environmental Sciences (M.Sc. & Ph.D) in addition to workshops and training courses.
Today, the need for environmental studies is crucial. Urban and rural areas of the country were witnessed huge changes in lifestyle that in consequence lead to an emergence of new environmental hazards which in turn needs thorough and in depth investigations. Climate change, as a global issue, is highly affected the natural resources of the country in addition to desertification that threatens the livelihood of urban and rural areas. Chemical, physical and microbial pollutions in air, water and soil are expected as result of expansion of residential areas and adoption of new trends in food production and processing, building, sanitation and transport. All these environmental concerns necessitate creative cooperation and collaboration of all private and governmental sectors for well being of our country. Thus, we are willing to integrate our efforts with non-governmental, governmental national and international institution to share our capabilities and challenges for sustainable better environment and life in our country and globe.