Established as a registered NGO in August 2005. The Academy is an independent non-profit making and Non-governmental Organization (NGO) consisting of outstanding Sudanese scientists in the country and abroad. Some eminent foreign scientists are invited members. SNAS is ranking as the highest academic institution in the country.
SNAS has contacts with other academies in Africa and internationally and can reach out to link with funding agencies and manage to overpass some of the restrictions through personal contacts.