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Knowing DAUST

An American-style education with an international reputation for excellence: A five-year engineering degree, small, discussion-based classes; a collaborative relationship between students and faculty; a special emphasis on critical thinking, clear communication, and entrepreneurship.

Meet the President

Dr. Sidy Ndao is the serving President and Founder of the Dakar American University of Science of Technology. Prior to taking over the Presidency at DAUST, Dr. Ndao was an Associate Professor in the department of mechanical and materials engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Dr. Ndao earned his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and completed his Postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
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Dr. Ndao's research expertise is broadly at the interface of Thermal Sciences and Nanotechnology. He has publised over 50 scientific journal and conference articles and brought-in nearly Two Million dollars in research funding over his tenure at Nebraska. Dr. Ndao's research group has led the development of the world's first Thermal Computer, paving path to a new research field: Heat Information. Dr. Ndao has been named 10 of the young scientists shaping the future by the World Economic Forum. He is one of the leading expert promoting STEM education in Africa through his organization called SenEcole, which notably hosts the Pan-African Robotics Competition.

DAUST at Glance

Founded in 2017, The Dakar American University of Science & Technology provides instruction and research opportunities for undergraduates and graduates in fields of engineering and technology that are useful in developing technological solutions to address Africa’s societal needs and challenges.

An American-style education with an international reputation for excellence: A five-year engineering degree, small, discussion-based classes; a collaborative relationship between students and faculty; a special emphasis on critical thinking, clear communication, and entrepreneurship.

Vision and Mission

Resources are important for the growth of any nation. Out of all resources that exist, the human resource is undoubtedly the most important one. The best way to exploit human resources is through education, with Science and Engineering higher education being at the forefront in importance. According to UNESCO statistics, the current tertiary enrolment rate across Africa stands at just over 12% (2019). And among them, less than 25% are in STEM fields. Added to all of these, most Engineering learning in African Universities is theoretical due to the often high cost of laboratory equipment.

At this junction, DAUST comes in to provide an alternative and a solution with a goal to educate Africa's future world-class Engineers, Scientists and Innovators. While doing so, DAUST aims to also have a positive impact in its immediate environment and the African community at large though applied research and extension programs.

DAUST Leadership Team

Dr. Ibrahima Ka
Dr. Ibrahima KaVP of Academic Affairs
Ndeye Awa Dieng
Ndeye Awa DiengVP of Administration
Dr. Mamadou Diobet Diop
Dr. Mamadou Diobet DiopVP of Research and Extension
Ndeye Marème BA
Ndeye Marème BAVP of Student Affairs
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