Balkh University

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Balkh University
پوهنتون بلخ Dānishgāh-e Balkh
د بلخ پوهنتون Da Balkh Pōhantūn
LAK Engineering Faculty at Balkh University.jpg
The Liaquat Ali Khan Faculty of Engineering at Balkh University
ChancellorAlhaj Mokamel Alkozai
Academic staff
Location, ,
ColoursBlack, red, and green     English

Balkh University (Persian: پوهنتون بلخ‎; Pashto: د بلخ پوهنتون‎) is a public university located in Mazar-i-Sharif, capital of Balkh Province in northern Afghanistan. Established in 1986, the university has about 5,500 students and is the third-largest in Afghanistan after Kabul University and Nangarhar University. Faculties include medicine, engineering, economics, journalism, literature, law and science.[2][3]

Printing and publishing scientific journal entitled “Balkh Scientific Journal” and “Marafat” which in both of them publish the works and research of lecturers. Balkh University has monthly outlook (News paper, of cultural and analysis of Balkh University) and Balkh Journalistic monthly newspaper (Department of Journalism outlook.

As part of its contributions to the rebuilding of Afghanistan, the government of Pakistan expanded the university by adding the Liaquat Ali Khan Faculty of Engineering, a 10 million dollar separate block, completed in 2012.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Afghanistan ministry of higher education". Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Harsh Lessons at Balkh University". Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  3. ^ Refugees, United Nations High Commissioner for. "UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency" (PDF). Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Pakistan grants $10m for Balkh University". Pajhwok Afghan News. December 3, 2006. Retrieved 2006-07-11.[permanent dead link]

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Coordinates: 35°42′14″N 51°23′42″E / 35.7038°N 51.3950°E / 35.7038; 51.3950