The American University of Afghanistan is Afghanistan’s only private, not-for-profit, non-partisan and co-educational university. It opened its doors in 2006 with an initial enrollment of 50 students, and today enrolls more than 1,700 full and part-time students. It has produced 11 Fulbright Scholars and maintains partnerships with the world’s most prestigious university, including Stanford University, Georgetown University, and the University of California network.
The American University of Afghanistan is dedicated to providing world-class higher education that prepares leaders to meet the needs of Afghanistan and the region.
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 studies and provide enlightened instruction 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.
The American University of Afghanistan is committed to rigorous transparency in all areas as it advances academic freedom and the unfettered pursuit of knowledge. It respects the principles of equality and fairness without regard to gender, ethnicity, religion, or kinship, and will conduct itself accordingly. It esteems original scholarship, academic honesty, meritorious instruction, and public service to its faculty, staff, and students. AUAF embraces diversity and community, understanding that personal responsibility and ethical behavior enhance the collective achievements of students and other constituents of the university. It believes that the university’s responsibility reaches beyond the campus and the timely graduation of students to embrace the future employment and educational success of the university’s alumni. The university is committed to playing an active role in the extension of educational services to the people, agencies, businesses, and organizations of Afghanistan.