Avicenna University in Kabul, Afghanistan, as the first internal non-organization private university, has started its activities in 2010 based on the Article 46 of the Constitutional Law of Afghanistan. This University has basically begun its activities first as the “Institute of Higher Education” registered on 13 May 2010 in the Private Higher Education Directorate of the Ministry of Higher Education of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Meeting the academic and administrative standards of getting promotion, the Ministry of Higher Education of Afghanistan promoted Avicenna Institute of Higher Education into “University of Avicenna” in 16 April 2014.
Avicenna University has started its activities first with four faculties of Political Science, Economics and Management, Law and Social Sciences. In these four faculties, following fields of studies have been taught in bachelor level including Business Economics, Banking and Financial Management, Political Thought, Sociology, Journalism and Philosophy.
After establishment of University, Engineering Faculty has started its activities with four departments of Civil Engineering, Geology and Mining, Architect and Environmental Engineering. Computer Science Faculty has been also added to academic units of University with two departments of Software Engineering and Information Technology.
The first provincial branch of University has started its activities in Mazar e Sharif Province in 1391. In this branch, different fields of studies including Political Sciences, Law, Economics, Social Sciences, and Computer Science are being taught. Mazar e Sharif is also equipped with library, computer lab and independent Faculty Members. With an exception to Engineering fields of studies, other fields which are being taught in Kabul branch are taught in Mazar e Sharif Branch faculties as well with the same curriculum and quality.
Avicenna University provided Master Degree Program in the field of International Relationship in 1392 and MA in Law in 1393. Attempts have been taken to get license for MA programs in other field of studies which are at their final stages of implementation.
Rich library, modern laboratory, and equipped Computer Lab along with experienced faculty members and professional management, have changed Avicenna University to a credible, stable and flourishing academic center.
From its advent, Avicenna University, as a non-profit organization, has followed “cheap but qualified higher education” policy and now due to a positive financial balance, it applies “supporting students and reducing fees program”.
In 1394, Avicenna University dramatically reduced educational fees (13000 Afg in Social Sciences, 20000 Afg in Computer Science, and 23000 Afg in Engineering) and took another solid step in relation to development and generalization of qualified higher education in the country.