The Nutrition Center for Training and Research (NHCTR) was inaugurated in January, 2002 to fill a huge training and research gap in the fields of nutrition and dietetics in the Sudan. It excelled other Sudanese academic institutions for the pioneering efforts in addressing nutrition and dietetics issues in the community. Its activities were soon extended to national and international concerned bodies, involved in nutrition and critical nutritional care, via technical support in training and research. Recently it is called Nutrition and Health Center for Training and Research (NHCTR) to include the growing needs in public health.
Since its inception NHCTR is affiliated to the School of Health Sciences as an arm for training and research of the School major programs that include Nutrition and Dietetics, Physiotherapy and Public Health.