Academic News

AUAF Welcomes Possible Release

The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is encouraged to hear reports of the possible release of our two colleagues, Kevin King and Timothy Weeks. While AUAF is not part of these discussions, we continue to urge the immediate and safe return of our…

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AUAF on Capitol Hill

  AUAF on Capitol Hill On October 22, American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) Alumnae, Gharsanay IbnulAmeen, along with AUAF President David Sedney and Friends of AUAF President Kat Conlon, met with U.S. Congressional representatives to provi…

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International Security & Counterinsurgency Expert Visits AUAF

  International Security &  Counterinsurgency Expert Visits AUAF   On 29th October, Dr. Vanda Felbab-Brown, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and author of…

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17 AUAF Alumni started their Fulbright Journey for the 2019-21 Cohort

We are proud to announce the arrival of AUAF's 17 Alumni as part of Fulbright Scholarship Program's 2019-2021 cohort as they start their academic journey to pursue Masters degrees in the United States. After an orientation at the University of Cal…

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Splendours of Medieval Afghan Art

  On October 3rd, AUAF organized a program for the exhibition of “Splendours of Medieval Afghan Art”. This event inaugurated permanent display of AUAF of the state-of-the-art reproductions of paintings from the kingdoms of Kabul and He…

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AUAF and USIP held a Peace Summit

On September 22nd and 23rd AUAF and the United States Institute for Peace held a Peace Summit at AUAF. The event was organized to facilitate the establishment of a framework for peace by Afghan peace studies students from AUAF, Kandahar University, Shaikh…

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Business Department hosted BBA Open House

On September 12th, AUAF’s Business Department organized a Bachelors of Business Administration Open House for incoming students to share upcoming plans and information on changes to the degree programs. During the session, Department Chair / Associa…

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AUAF Researchers Are Breaking New Ground in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Studies

The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is proud to announce that our E-Learning Research Collaborative-Team, which includes an AUAF Science, Technology and Mathematics (STM) student, Mahdi Najafi, and AUAF faculty members, Dr. Christine M…

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AUAF Welcomes Incoming Students (27 August)

On August 25th & 26th, American University of Afghanistan welcomed 140 new students to AUAF's Undergraduate Orientation Program. They had the opportunity to learn about the University, with a focus on how to be successful for their upcoming academ…

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AUAF marked 3rd Anniversary of the Tragic Attack on August 24th 2016

Today, 24 August, the American University of Afghanistan marks the 3rd Anniversary as we remember our students, faculty and staff who became victims of the heinous attack on the University on 24 August 2016. As we recognize the…

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AUAF Shares Afghanistan's Sorrow

AUAF shares Afghanistan's sorrow following the horrendous loss of life as result of the heinous attack in Kabul on the night of August 17.  On what should have been a day of celebration for Afghanistan’s 100th Anniversary of Independence, w…

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AUAF's Commencement Ceremony for the Graduates of Masters of Arts in Education and Law Enforcement (MAELE).

On August 10, 2019, The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) held the commencement ceremony for the graduates of Masters of Arts in Education and Law Enforcement (MAELE). This major event was attended by His Excellency Minister Mohammad Masood And…

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AUAF officially received the accreditation certificate from Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE)

We are glad to announce that American University of Afghanistan has officially received the accreditation certificate from Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) on July 7th 2019. We were the first institution that was awarded accreditation from MoHE. The…

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AUAF held its 9th commencement ceremony

On May 21st, 2019, The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) held its 9th annual commencement ceremony. This major event was attended by Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of National Unity Government; Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, National Security Adviso…

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AUAF hosted the 2nd Annual Higher Education/University Symposium on Entrepreneurship

AUAF hosted the 2nd Annual Higher Education/University Symposium on Entrepreneurship. It was a collaboration between four key universities in Afghanistan, including Kandahar University, Kabul University, Herat University and AUAF.  This high-powered…

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The UK Department for International Development (DFID) officials from the British Embassy visited AUAF

Nick Lea delivered remarks on Afghanistan's economic trajectory to AUAF's staff and student: The UK Department for International Development (DFID) office at the British Embassy in Kabul is hosting Nick Lea to speak to groups about economic dev…

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Bayat Foundation with the collaboration of Admissions Office started the examination for the Bayat Scholarship

The Admissions Department of the American University of Afghanistan organized the English Placement Test for 164 (male/female) applicants for the Bayat Scholarship. The Bayat Foundation offers full scholarship for students with financial difficulties t…

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The 2nd Biannual AUAF Research Forum on Humanities and Education

The 2nd biannual AUAF Research Forum on the subject of the Humanities and Education was organized by the AUAF's Humanities Division. The organizing panel undertook to explore ways in which the Humanities might be critiqued and reconfigured to effectiv…

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Several well-known organizations being part of the Career Fair of Spring 2019

On Tuesday, 23rd April, the AUAF Annual Career Fair 2019 took place with the participation of the national and international organizations. This was a professional gathering where students and alumni did meet with potential employers. In addition, it was…

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Memorial Ceremony for Dr. Sharif Fayez

Memorial Ceremony for Dr. Sharif Fayez On February 14, 2019, The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) commemorated a memorial ceremony for Dr. Sharif Fayez, Founder of AUAF and former Minister of Higher Education of Afghanistan, at AUAF Internatio…

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AUAF’s Law Students at The International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition (ICCMCC)

AUAF’s Law students at the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition (ICCMCC), led by Law Professor, Mohammad Haroon Mutasem and coached by Mohammad Murtaza Haqeeqat. It’s the third year of AUAF’s representation of Afghanistan at one the most pr…

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Minister of Economy's Visit to AUAF

On May 3, 2018 AUAF students launched Entrepreneurship Club and had the privilege of listening to the following guests; his Excellency Dr. Mustafa Mastoor Afghanistan’s Minister of Economy and Mr. Saed Ismail Amiri CEO of the Assist Consultants Incorporat…

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Press Release

11th, May, 2018Press ReleaseKabul, Afghanistan On May 11th, 2018 the American University of Afghanistan held its eighth annual commencement ceremony with AUAF community, Board of Trustees, government representatives and families of students in attendance…

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U.S Embassy Officials' Visit to AUAF

On Tuesday April 24, Mr. Richard Riley, Assistant Chief of Mission, US Embassy Kabul, Mr Al Matano, INL Program Director in Washington D.C., and Mr Mario Fernandez, INL Director in Kabul visited AUAF. They were welcomed by Mr. Ershad Ahmadi, AUAF’s Vice P…

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Ghazanfar Group Establishes the Ghazanfar Scholarship Fund at AUAF

Education Will Prevail: Ghazanfar Group Establishes the Ghazanfar Scholarship Fund at AUAFAmerican University of Afghanistan is pleased to announce the establishment of the Ghazanfar Scholarship Fund at AUAF. The agreement was signed by Haji Mohamad Ismai…

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AUAF's Business Department and Arete Business Students Club held a guest speaker event for Ms. Shireen Rahmani, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Roshan

On Tuesday 17th April 2018 AUAF Business Department and Arete Business Students Club held a guest speaker event for Ms. Shireen Rahmani, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications company. Ms. Rahmani talked about Le…

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AUAF hosted a presentation on Darul Aman Road by Dr. Mohammad Qayoumi, Chief Advisor on Infrastructure and Technology to the President of Afghanistan

On Wednesday 11th, April, AUAF hosted a very important presentation on the Darul Aman administrative complex by Dr. Mohammad Qayoumi, Chief Advisor on Infrastructure and Technology to the President of Afghanistan. Members of AUAF’s Board of Trustees, Davi…

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AUAF Hosted a Multi-University Workshop

AUAF hosted a multi-university workshop attend by more than 100 participants from universities, government, NGO's, and the private sector.The theme of the workshop was “What can Universities do to support economic growth in the private sector in Afghanist…

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Press Release

April, 12, 2018The American University of Afghanistan is a liberal arts institution of higher education that promotes critical thinking and academic freedom among its students and faculty. We are committed to fostering a safe, inclusive and rational envir…

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A Mughal Art Exhibition Opens in Kabul

On March 31st 2018 an exhibition on treasures of Mughal art opened in Babur Garden. “King Babur’s Kabul: Cradle of the Mughal Empire” displays a selection of high quality reproductions of some of the masterpieces of the Timurid and Mughal periods from the…

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BIT Inauguration

On Saturday, March 31, the Bayat Institute of Technology at American University of Afghanistan was officially inaugurated by H.E Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, CEO of NUG, Dr. Kenneth Holland, President of AUAF, Dr. Ehsanullah Bayat, The founder of Bayat Foundati…

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AUAF Accreditation

Press Release14th, February, 2018 The American University of Afghanistan is proud to announce its accreditation through the Ministry of Higher Education of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The American University of Afghanistan is the first private unive…

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News Release: Seminar on AUAF’s Integrated Approaches for Advancement of Women in Afghanistan

The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) hosted a Seminar on AUAF’s Integrated Approaches for Advancement of Women in Afghanistan at the Government Media and Information Center (GMIC) on February 13th 2018. The Women’s Center of the American Univers…

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AUAF and University of Nebraska initiate partnership

Following AUAF’s accreditation from the Ministry of Higher education, Dr. Holland, President of AUAF and faculty members from business department of AUAF visited the University of Nebraska in Omaha to partner with them on our curriculum development and in…

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AUAF at CHEA Conference and CIQG Annual Meeting - Washington DC

President Holland and Gina Cinali (Institutional Research) attended the annual conference of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) annual meeting in Washington DC.President Holland and Gina Cinal…

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Training on ACBSP Accreditation

The AUAF Business Department welcomed Dr. Yar Ebadi, Professor and Dean Emeritus of Business Administration at Kansas State University to the AUAF campus. Dr. Ebadi led a training and planning session to advance the ACBSP accreditation process that the Bu…

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AUAF has been admitted to CHEA's International Quality Group ( CIQG).

CHEA - the Council for Higher Education Accreditation - A nationaladvocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academicquality through accreditation, is an association of 3,000degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60instituti…

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PDI inaugurated the Custom’s Program Unit

On Monday, December 11, 2017, the Professional Development Institute (PDI) of the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) inaugurated its Customs Program Unit. Under this unit, the PDI will be offering customized courses in Energy, Agriculture and Irrig…

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The American University of Afghanistan Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Salam Afghanistan Media Organization

On December 10th, 2017 The American University of Afghanistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Salam Afghanistan Media Organization. Based on this MoU, SAMO will be promoting AUAF’s general branding, providing internship opportunities for AUAF st…

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Schwarzman Scholars Announces Class of 2019; American University of Afghanistan among Institutions Represented

New York & Beijing, December 4, 2017 – Schwarzman Scholars, the Master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, today announced its third class. 142 Schwarzman Scholars were selected from over 4,000 applicants. The Class of 2019 is comprise…

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AUAF law students became the national round champions of VIS Moot Court Competition

AUAF Law students became the national round champions of VIS Moot Court Competition and won majority of the existing awards including, the best claimant award and the best Oralist award. In the national rounds, teams from most of the universities around t…

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AUAF signed an MoU with Afghan private schools

Press ReleaseNovember 27, 2017 The American University of Afghanistan signed a memorandum of understanding with 15 private high schools in Kabul. This MoU aims to build a stronger relationship with the secondary school community in Kabul. AUAF is committ…

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Business Department Alumni Networking Event

On November 24th- Friday, AUAF Business Department and Alumni Relations Department held a networking event for BBA/MBA alumni and BBA/MBA senior students.Guests from private sector, Afghanistan Central Bank, International Monetary Fund, Afghan Holding Gro…

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