The mission of the University is to provide world-class higher education that prepares leaders to meet the needs of Afghanistan and the region. Academic programs, except language arts and select practice-oriented courses in the law major, will be generally taught in the English language and shall be designed to meet or exceed accreditation standards set by regional accreditation organization in the United States. more..


The core values of the University are freedom and responsibility, promotion of democratic values, free expression and inquiry, equal opportunity, individual rights, tolerance, and honourable personal and professional behaviour. These values apply equally to all members of the University community, including students, faculty and staff members, administrators, persons invited to participate at the University, and members of the Board of Trustees and advisory bodies. The University is, by design, an institution that is non-governmental, non-partisan, nonsectarian, independent, not-for-profit, ethical, and secure. The University is committed to integrity and the rule of law in all of its dealing with public officials and private interests. Academic freedom is a principle guaranteed in teaching, learning, and research in a manner similar to that found at regionally accredited colleges and universities in the United States, with consideration of local laws and mores. The University does not discriminate on the basis of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, occupation, politics, economic standing, national origin, or any other common human demographic factor in its admissions of students or administration of the University or its policies. more..

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