Balkh University

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Balkh University
(Dari) پوهنتون بلخ Pohanton-e Balkh
LAK Engineering Faculty at Balkh University.jpg
The Liaquat Ali Khan Faculty of Engineering premise at Balkh University, gift from people of Pakistan
Established 1986
Academic staff
Students 5,957[1]
Location Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh, Afghanistan
Colours Black, red, and green             
Nickname پوهنتون بلخ

Balkh University (Persian: پوهنتون بلخ‎‎) is a university located in Mazari 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 is expanding the university by adding the Liaquat Ali Khan engineering faculty, 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