Introduction of Avicenna University
Avicenna University has established and started its operations in 2010 based on the article number 46th of the Afghan Constitution and Establishment of Private Higher Education Institutions’ by-law of the Ministry of Higher Education and considering other regulations and guidelines of the Ministry as the first national, non-profit university after formal registration.
Avicenna University began its functions with four faculties of Political Sciences, Economic and Management and Law and Social Sciences. There were nine departments including business economics, banking and financial management, private and public law, criminal law and criminology, international relations, political ideology, sociology, journalism and philosophy which were being thought in bachelor degrees in these four faculties. After the establishment, the University has expanded and Engineering Faculty has been emerged with four departments including civil engineering, mines and geology, architects and environmental engineering and then computer science faculty with its two departments including software and IT has also been established.
The first provincial campus of the university has been launched in 2012 in Mazar-e Sharif with political sciences, law, economics, social sicences and computer sciences departments. Mazar-e Sharif campus is also equipped with library, computer lab and having its own academic cadres. Same curriculum and quality is applied for the provincial campus except engineering courses.
Avicenna University has launched its Master degree in international relation in 2013 and Master degree in criminal law in 2014 and Master degree in private law in 2016 respectively. Continuing efforts are being made to launch other master degrees in near future as well.
Avicenna University has many other facilities to support higher education including rich library, modern testing center, equipped computer labs, permanent and academic cadres and professional management systems which transformed the university as a trusted, stable and futuristic academic center. The University as a non-profit institution is pursuing “affordable and quality higher education” policy since its establishment. Currently, the University is implementing education cost reduction and students support programs. The University has stepped out to a higher level of quality higher education development and considerably reduced the cost of education (13000 for social sciences, 20000 for computer sciences and 23000 for engineering).
Avicenna University is in the third step of quality assurance and is prepared to gain academic accreditation from the Ministry of Higher Education.