For over 13 years, Kardan University has been at the forefront of educating and developing Afghanistan’s workforce with talented specialists, managers and leaders. While Afghanistan enters a challenging period of transition, we are redoubling our efforts to equip Afghan men and women with the required skills, knowledge and confidence to lead the country through this historical transformation.
Building on our success, we are strengthening our programs and services, emphasizing innovative approaches towards excellence in education, including the introduction of career development initiatives, competitive master level programs, and international accreditation of our university programs.
More than ever before, Kardan University is focused on improving the quality of teaching, strengthening student services, and upgrading the University’s facilities and infrastructures. We have forged unprecedented levels of collaboration and partnership with the national and international institutions as part of our overall internationalization efforts.
Taken together, these progressive efforts enable us to dream bigger and offer our students and community of professionals the most exceptional learning and teaching experiences.
From an inspiring learning environment and extracurricular activities to our commitment to academic excellence, Kardan University is a thriving learning space where future leaders are made.
I invite you to explore why Kardan University would be your first choice for a memorable university experience.
President, Kardan University
Kardan University, along with five other universities, achieves National Accreditation Award from the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The accreditation is a testament to the excellence in quality of services offered by the university as envisioned by its Vision and Mission Statements.
Also, Kardan University celebrates the success of Mr. Qais Mohammadi, Academic Administrator for Economics Department, as the recipient of the ACBSP 2019 Teaching Excellence Award for South Asia
A Kardan University obtains its academic accreditation from Ministry of Higher Education and by getting the highest scores, becomes the top ranked university in Afghanistan. Kardan University becomes the only university from Afghanistan to be granted full membership at the Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN). Also in this year, the university is accepted as a candidate for accreditation by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
After a rigorous application process, Kardan University becomes the first institution in Afghanistan to be accepted as a member of the prestigious Global Business School Network (GBSN). Kardan University is chartered to issue master’s and bachelor’s degrees in International Relations and Journalism respectively. With two successful entry tests in spring and fall seasons, hundreds of new students are enrolled in all Master’s, Bachelor’s and Diploma programs, including the first batches of Master’s in International Relations (MIR) and Bachelor’s in Journalism (BJ). As part of its strategic vision, Kardan University establishes Faculty Development Center to improve intellectual capacity of the faculty working at Kardan University.
Kardan University introduced a unified platform for helping its students in different aspects of their educational journey and career. The Students Success Center, which is one of its kind among local universities, provides services in Career Development, Academic Writing, Events Management, Scholarships and Financial Aid, Alumni and Gender Relations.
Kardan University becomes the first Afghan University to be accredited by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) for its Business Management program. In the same year Kardan University organizes a major consultation conference hosting academic intellectuals, university leadership, faculty and student representatives, aimed at revising and updating the whole university curriculum and making it even more aligned with international standards.
Kardan University becomes chartered to issue master level programs in business and international relations. Student enrollment stands at over 5,000.
Kardan University is re-elected as the Chair of Private Universities in Afghanistan. It is ranked as one of the top private institutes of higher education and is officially recognized as a “Private University” following a ministerial evaluation.
Kardan University leads the establishment of Afghanistan’s first association of private universities. The University is subsequently elected as the Chair with an initial membership of 40 national private institutions.
Kardan University initiates the accreditation process through the International Association of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) becoming the first candidate for accreditation, representing Afghanistan. Student enrollment reaches a peak of 6,000.
Law and Political Science undergraduate programs are launched. Kardan University celebrates the graduation of the first cohort of BBA students. Kardan University launches Kardan School of Excellence, offering primary and secondary level education.
Kardan makes history by becoming the first private higher education institute officially registered with the Government of Afghanistan. Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program is launched with over 130 students enrolled in the first cohort.
Kardan expands academic programs introducing diploma level programs enrolling more than 600 students with around 20% women participation.
Kardan Institute is founded with 12 students in a rental facility in Macroryan area of Kabul. The main goal was to provide short-term certificate programs.
The purpose of the work-study program is to give the students the academic skills and competences as well as organizational and personal knowledge. It offers part-time employment within Kardan University campuses for students who experience financial difficulty in paying fee.
Eligible students are required to work from 24 hours to a maximum of 36 hours per week in administration as Management Trainee or Academic as Academic Trainee positions.
Internship certainly provides important benefits, including the learning opportunities common to educational studies and career goals. Acquiring valuable work experience prior to graduating is a key element to any organization. Internship ultimately paves the path for students with no prior experience to enter the workplace. This is where students begin with job in making their professional career.
Besides getting a foot in the door with a potential employer and looking good on a resume, internship has other advantages:
How to Apply
Students who maintain a Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher with 60% attendance record on Attendance Sheet can apply for internship. For further details, please Office of Career Services.
The Career Services office helps students and alumni to develop their aspirations, enhance their professional competencies, and learn the basics of how to communicate their expertise and talents to employers. Professional and Trained mentors guide students and alumni along their career path through specific services.
To meet the specific needs of students and alumni, Kardan University Career Services office operates from Saturday – Thursday 08:00 am to 06:00 pm.