University of Elimam Elmahdi is a university based in the town of Kosti, Sudan. The university was established in 1994 as a public university funded by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. It is named in honor of Muhammad Ahmad, the leader of the Mahdia revolution in Sudan (1885-1898). As of September 2011, the university was a member in good standing of the Association of African Universities. University of El-imam El-Mahdi was given the name of El-imam El-Mahdi to dignify and commemorate El-imam El-Mahdi, the leader of mahdadian revolution which fixed the principles of the Islamic state in sudan. In accordance with the university law of 1995, the university is a house for science, it works for collecting, teaching, and developing its curricular. And to issue it in the frame of the general objectives of the state and the policies of the ministry of the higher education and scientific research. Through science the university exerts efforts to serve the country and develop its resources. It is also work to rise the country intellectually, scientifically, economically, socially and culturally.