Kardan University

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Kardan University
پوهنتون کاردان
Type Private
Established 2002
Chancellor Dr. Roeen Rahmani
Vice-Chancellor Meena Rahmani
Undergraduates 5,000+
Postgraduates 1,200+
Location Kabul, Afghanistan
34°32′57.804″N 69°9′9.45″E / 34.54939000°N 69.1526250°E / 34.54939000; 69.1526250Coordinates: 34°32′57.804″N 69°9′9.45″E / 34.54939000°N 69.1526250°E / 34.54939000; 69.1526250
Campus Urban
Nickname Kardan
Affiliations IACBE,
Website www.kardan.edu.af

Kardan University (Pashto: کاردان پوهنتون‎ / Persian: پوهنتون کاردان‎) founded in 2002 in Kabul, Afghanistan is the first privately owned university in Afghanistan.[1][2][3] It began its operations in a small classroom with 15 students in a country that was experiencing privatization in higher education for the first time.

The institute quickly became one of the largest private higher education institutions in the country and was elevated to university status by the Ministry of Education. Today, with over 5,000 students pursuing diploma, undergraduate and graduate programs at its three campuses in Kabul city, the 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 has produced more than 20,000 graduates across multiple disciplines.[citation needed]

In 2012, Kardan University helped lay the foundation of the Association of Private Universities and Institutes of Higher Education in Afghanistan and served as its elected Chair for two consecutive terms.


  1. ^ Kardan University website
  2. ^ I. Williams (19 August 2011). Comprehensive Directory of Universities in the World Volume 1- Country index from A-H. SOI. pp. 7–. ISBN 978-1-4662-5068-0. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  3. ^ Patricia B. Arinto; Shahid Akhtar (3 June 2009). Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2009-2010. IDRC. pp. 133–. ISBN 978-81-321-0084-3. Retrieved 3 December 2017.