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 Foundation and several other high ranking government officials. The event started with welcome remarks by Dr. Kenneth Holland, President of AUAF, followed by a keynote speech by Dr. Ehsanullah Bayat, the founder of Bayat Foundation. Dr. Feroz Qayumi, senior advisor to H.E President Ghani and Faizullah Zaki, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs were also amongst the speakers of the event. Lastly, the event ended with remarks by H.E Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the CEO of NUG, about the significant impact of AUAF in educating Afghanistan’s future leaders and the role of the newly inaugurated building at AUAF. “We are always committed to provide all types of support to AUAF and help them in any aspect of their operations”, H.E Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer, NUG.
The Bayat Institute of Technology’s advanced facilities are contained within the newest and most architecturally distinguished academic building within the region. With its gleaming alabaster colored exterior and its interiors bathed in natural light cascading through the buildings numerous windows, The Bayat Institute of Technology was developed using a portfolio of forward-leaning methods of sustainable design and construction. The building’s centralized Atrium enables the natural circulation of air, and the building’s illumination is provided with a combination of LED lighting and natural light. Re-purposed marble, together with gypsum, aluminum and porcelain were incorporated within the building’s earthquake resistant structure.
In addition to these state of the art teaching and research facilities, The Bayat Institute of Technology will provide AUAF Faculty and Students with additional services and amenities, including:
• • Two Prayer Halls
• • 22 New Faculty Offices
• • Lecture Hall
• • Library
• • A Rooftop Leisure Center
• • Atrium Social Center