That attitude, which Alsarah clearly shares with Oddisee and others in their mutual network, has started to bring unexiled artists like Khartoum-based producer Sufyvn into their orbit of creative exiles. “Yeah, that’s the homie!” she enthuses, when asked if she’s encountered his work. “He's doing a remix on my album that I have coming out. I'm a huge fan, and I have been for a couple years now. I'm in a bunch of Sudanese Facebook groups, WhatsApp groups, and his music popped up in my News Feed when he dropped [his beat tape] Pseudarhythm . Then when Pseudarhythm II came out it was just like, Ta-dow! Wait, that first one was not an accident? So I literally called a friend of a friend and I was like, Someone get me his number [ laughs ].”
The Faculty of Engineering covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, which are currently being reformed to respond to the demands of regional, National and global industry priorities in engineering education. Through a range of multi-disciplinary research institutes and centres , the Faculty aims to integrate its education and research programmes into a cohesive system, providing students with modern technology platforms for relevant and industry-responsive education, with a high degree of work-integrated learning. These platforms include the Product Life Cycle Management Competency Centre, providing state-of-the-art education in product design through to simulation and life-cycle management, the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Laboratory, and the Centre for Substation Automation and Energy Management Systems, to mention a few. Through this approach, the Faculty aims to emerge as a major driver of socio-economic change in the region.