Omdurman Ahlia University (OAU) is a community non-profit university in Omdurman, Sudan. It was opened on 1 November 1986 as Omdurman Ahlia College, and was upgraded to University status on 7 May 1995. As of September 2011, the university was a member in good standing of the Association of African Universities. Omdurman Ahlia University (OAU) has been a pioneer in the fields of Medical Laboratories and Computer Science as well as vanguard in B.Sc. programmes of Environmental Studies at country level. As such, these programmes have been subsequently emulated by other higher education institutions. The population of OAU students is about eight thousands pursuing different academic disciplines qualifying them for either B.Sc. or intermediate diploma. OAU offers M.Sc. programmes in Environmental Sciences as well as postgraduate Diplomas in Applied Physics and Statistics.