Congo has a public university, the Marien NGOUABI University, located in Brazzaville, the capital of the country. This University inherited structures dating from the colonial era and belonging to other institutions or organizations (Ministries of Health, Mines, Civil Aviation, Primary and Secondary Education, etc.). The establishments are scattered throughout the city without any possibility of extension. The Marien NGOUABI University, designed for 600 students, now has 35,000, or 2% of the population of Brazzaville. Its low intake capacity and the lack of educational and scientific equipment motivated the Head of State to include the construction of a modern university in his social project "The Way of the Future".
This is how the project for the construction of the University Campus in Kintele was conceived. Its goal is not limited to alleviating the shortcomings of the present University. Fifty years after independence, Congo needs a modern university, a new tool at the service of knowledge in order to address issues of Culture and Economy amongst others. The DENIS SASSOU NGUESSO University must be innovative and revolutionary. It is a University of the 21st century that must contribute to the emergence, industrialization and modernization of the country. It is the "Citadel of Knowledge".
The UDSN is an international scientific and technological research and development institution. Its vision is to meet the demands of Congolese society through the training of high-level officials and technicians capable of contributing to social, cultural and economic development but also to the international influence of the country.
The main mission of the UDSN is centered on: education and services to society through initial and continuing education, training through scientific and technological research.
The UDSN's ambition is to be a university institution of reference, research and development through the promotion of scientific research, innovation and technology. UDSN intends to be a scientific, technological, intellectual, cultural, artistic focus, because emergence implies the development of reflection, thought, and modern knowledge with technological applications. It must accompany the modernization and industrialization of Congo.