POTENTIAL ACADEMIC CENTERS FOR NANOTECHNOLOGY ACTIVITY
In this section, some information about the four top institutes or universities which have the highest potential for future collaboration in the field of nanotechnology is introduced.
Kabul University is located in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. It was founded in 1931 but officially opened for classes in 1932. Currently, Kabul University is attended by 25,000 students, of which around 38% are women.
RELEVANT DEPARTMENTS AND RESEARCH CENTERS
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF AFGHANISTAN
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 29 Fulbright Scholars and maintains partnerships with the world’s most prestigious universities, including Stanford University, Georgetown University, and the University of California network.
Kardan University founded in 2003 in Kabul, Afghanistan is the first privately owned university in Afghanistan. It began its operation in a small classroom with 15 students in a country that was experiencing privatization in higher education for the first time. It has over 15,000 alumni as of 2014. The university quickly became one of the largest private higher education institutions in the country and later elevated to university status by the Ministry of Education.
Kardan University offers courses in the disciplines of Management Sciences, Information Technology, Engineering, and Social Sciences at the graduate level, and Business Administration and International Relations at the masters level. Kardan University has two campuses in Kabul city.
POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF KABUL (PUK)
The Polytechnical University of Kabul is the second largest university in Kabul, Afghanistan. Its staff is dedicated to educate the best young professionals in Afghanistan in the area of engineering.