Women Universities: Empowering women to change the world

Women Universities : Empowering women to change the world

About Ahfad University for Women

The Ahfad University for Women (AUW) was established in 1966 with the aim to train and equip women to become active change agents in the development of Sudan. AUW is a pioneer higher education institution in Sudan whose philosophy is women’s education, development and empowerment. It’s history goes back to 1907 when the first school for girls was established in Sudan. Currently AUW has 6533 students from all parts of Sudan, neighboring countries and around the all the world.

The University is situated in Omdurman, Sudan. Spreading over around 80,000 square meters, the campus has 21 buildings, including faculty and administrative buildings, one library, and the Medical Center.

About Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University

The education of women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has received a great deal of attention and this has allowed Saudi women to make definite strides towards achieving their ambitions and unveiling their uniqueness in different fields
The Saudi woman has emerged, not only at the local level, but at the international level as well. We see examples of Saudi women in the fields of culture and specialized research, examples who are respected and acknowledged in international arenas and in the various fields of science, proving their success and their worthiness that rivals that of their peers in other advanced countries.
     PNU is one of the outcomes of the attention given to the higher education of women. This attention started early, when the General Presidency for the Education of Girls established the first college for women in 1390 AH, corresponding to 1970 CE. The inauguration of more colleges followed, reaching 102, ranging from university colleges to intermediary colleges and community colleges. These were distributed over 72 Saudi cities and included 600,000 students.
     In Riyadh alone there are six colleges; namely the College of Education for Liberal Arts Disciplines, the College of Education for Scientific Disciplines, the College of Education for the Development of Teachers, the College of Social Services, the College of Home Economics and the College of Fine Arts.

About China Women’s University

China Women’s University is the first and the only state-owned women’s university, affiliated with All-China Women’s Federation. With more than 65 years of development, it has become one of the major centers to mentor Chinese women talents. 60 thousand graduates are working in various fields, and make tremendous contributions to the economic and social development in China. As part of Chinese and global women’s education network, China Women’s University has attached great importance to research and social services, playing a leading role in research fields such as gender studies, gender equality, women’s rights and interests protection, women’s leadership etc.

It started as a vocational training school and was established in 1949 as a school of specialty in educating women and women leaders. It actively participated in the 4th World Women’s Conference in 1995 and its following events in Beijing. After that, it enjoyed a fast development and has become the only independent state university specialized in women’s higher education, providing professional intellectual and academic supports to Chinese government on women issues. As the premier women’s university in China, It functions as a window displaying Chinese governments’ achievements in women’s issue and women’s higher education.

About Showa Women’s University
Situated in Tokyo, Japan’s capital as well as its political, economic and cultural center, Showa Women’s University is one of its top academic institutions for women. We are committed to empowering women to succeed in an increasingly diverse and complex world. The Common General Education Curriculum provides every student with the foundation for a strong liberal arts education. Deep disciplinary knowledge and skills are learned under the specialized curriculum of each department. We have earned high accolades for our globally oriented educational programs, which include those at our campus in Boston, U.S.A. We also take enormous pride in our very successful career development programs, which help our students launch their careers upon graduation.