The Department of Applied Statistics and Demography was established in 1992, as a result of the cooperation between the Center of Population Studies and the United Nations Population Activities, and affiliated to the Faculty of Economics and Rural Development. It was the first Department in the Sudanese universities to grant Bachelor's degree (General/Honor) in Applied Statistics and Demography. The admission of the first Batch was in 1992 (Batch eleven), so far, 17 Batches have been graduated from the Department most of them work at
statistical and demographic institutions and about more than thirty-five graduates as teacher assistant, lecturers and professors in different universities inside and outside Sudan. Three heads successively work in the Department: Dr. Abdel Halim Al Bashir al-Faroq, then Dr. Mohammed Saleh Mahfouz, and Mr. Essam Omar Fadul.
Many programmed have been passed: the Bachelor's degree, postgraduate studies and intermediary diplomas, and a number of offices have been prepared for the teaching staff.