Ahfad University for Women (AUW) was founded in 1966 with 23 students in one department. AUW now has over 7,000 students and offers a five-year Bachelor’s Degree in seven undergraduate schools and over 14 postgraduate programs. The goal of Ahfad University for Women is to prepare women to assume responsible roles in their families, communities, and in the nation. In keeping with this objective “the Ahfad experience” embraces a combination of well-articulated academic courses, on-the-job training, individual research, and community extension activities. This combination of activities is designed to prepare women from all parts of Sudan to become change agents in their families and communities and to assume leadership positions in society.