American University of Afghanistan (AUAF)
The American University of Afghanistan is Afghanistan’s only private, not-for-profit, non-partisan and co-educational university. It opened it’s 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.
AUAF is located on a five-acre campus in the Darulaman area (District 6) in Kabul. The current campus is made up of nine buildings, six of which contain faculty offices and classrooms.
AUAF offers the following degree programs:
Math and Science
Political Science and Public Administration
Master of Business Administration
International Center for Afghan Women’s Economic Development
AUAF is constructing the International Center for Afghan Women’s Economic Development, thanks to a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense Task Force for Business and Stability Operations.
This new center is a wonderful development for AUAF and Afghanistan. The 5,000-square-meter center will be the first facility of its kind in Afghanistan to lead and coordinate both international and Afghan public and private sector efforts to advance the role of women in the economic stabilization of Afghanistan. AUAF is the ideal institution to operate the center because of its recognized commitment to rebuilding Afghanistan and enhancing its stability by training the country’s next generation of leaders.
In particular, the center will support women’s training and development in two critical areas:
information and communication technology; a field that internationally attracts many women
indigenous industries in Afghanistan and the supply chain development and logistics needed to bring these industries to scale and to market, both within the country and internationally.