The strategic goals of SIU are:
- Becoming an International Institution for Higher Education, Training and Research.
- Creating university education opportunities for Sudanese and international students.
- Enhancing the national identity and rooting it through diverse, competitive, and profound educational programs.
- Widening knowledge due to encouragement of scientific research and publication.
- Make advancements in distinguished studies especially those related to technology and creativity.
- Establishing cultural and scientific relations with renowned universities and institutions.