The history of the department under the name (philosophy and history of education) dates back to the year 1974, the year when the higher teacher training institute (HTTI) was annexed to the university of Khartoum.
From that time on, the department developed remarkably and momentously. The objectives of the department have always been to provide student will adequate and sufficient knowledge in its philosophical and historical settings.
In the year 2007 the department came to be known as (the foundation of education) the name was seen to be more appropriate as it allows the inclusion of all other disciplines of the education of the foundation nature. For the sake adequate and comprehensive understanding of all current and persisting educational issues.