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..


The American University of Afghanistan will rank among the outstanding American international universities, serving as a model for private not-for-profit higher education in the country and the region. The university will be known for academic and professional programs that build on liberal arts studies and provide enlightened instructions in key areas that serve the development of the country and promote the aspirations of its students. AUAF will operate from a spacious, attractive campus that is equipped with excellent, up-to-date facilities and technical capacity. The university will employ a diverse, highly educated international faculty to attract and instruct the finest male and female students in the country in a thriving environment of social and scientific inquiry. Graduates will be able to think critically, meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world, be competitive with graduates of other universities globally, achieve technical and electronic expertise, develop new enterprises and employment opportunities, and assume leadership positions in business, education, social services, government, law, international relations, and other sectors. Together, the university and its constituents will contribute to the progress and prosperity of the country and the region. more..

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