Balkh University

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Balkh University
دانشگاه بلخDānishgāh-e Balkh
د بلخ پوهنتونDa Balkh Pōhantūn
LAK Engineering Faculty at Balkh University.jpg
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ColoursBlack, red, and green     English

Balkh University (Persian: دانشگاه 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]

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