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John Garang Memorial University

John Garang University of Science and Technology.
Motto Knowledge is Strength
Established 2006
Type Public
Chancellor Salva Kiir Mayardit
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Aggrey Ayuen Majok PhD
Admin. staff 120
Students 1,000
Location Bor, South Sudan
Campus Urban
Website Homepage

John Garang University of Science and Technology is a public university in the Republic of South Sudan.


The university's main campus is located in the town of Bor, Jonglei State, on the banks of the White Nile River. This location lies approximately 185 kilometres (115 mi), by road, north of Juba, the capital and largest city in that country.[1] The approximate coordinates of the main university campus are: 6° 13' 12.00"N, 31° 33' 0.00"E (Latitude: 6.220000; Longitude: 31.550000). The coordinates are approximate because the university campus does not yet show on most publicly available maps.


John Garang Memorial University is one of the seven (7) public universities in South Sudan. The list includes the following institutions:[2]

  1. Juba National University, in Juba
  2. Rumbek University in Rumbek
  3. University of Bahr El-Ghazal in Wau
  4. Upper Nile University in Malakal and
  5. University of Northern Bahr El-Ghazal in Aweil.


The university was founded in February 2007, as tJohn Garang Institute of Science and Technology. The institute was elevated to university status in 2010.[3][4]


As of January 2014, the university maintained five faculties, with plans for new ones to open in the future. The following colleges are currently in operation:[5]

  • College of Agriculture
  • College of Environmental Sciences
  • College of Sciences and Technology
  • College of Management Sciences
  • College of Education

See also


  1. ^ Map Showing Juba And Bor With Distance Marker
  2. ^ Partial List of Public Universities In South Sudan
  3. ^ History of John Garang Memorial University
  4. ^ John Garang Institute Elevated To University Status
  5. ^ Academic Faculties of JGMU

External links

  • Location of John Garang Memorial University At Google Maps
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