Oldest Universities in Afghanistan

Introduction

What are the oldest Universities in Afghanistan? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of 97 Afghan Universities ordered by year of establishment and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Afghan higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
Our aim is to highlight which Afghan Universities have the longest history and tradition and how this correlates to their uniRank University Ranking.

Oldest Universities in Afghanistan

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11 Kabul University of Medical Sciences Kabul
3 Kabul University Kabul
16 Nangarhar University Jalalabad
8 Kabul Polytechnic University Kabul
9 Khatam Al Nabieen University Kabul
52 Mili Institute of Higher Education Kabul
48 Faryab University Maymana
42 Badakhshan University Faizabad
5 Herat University Herat
12 Balkh University Mazar-i-Sharif
14 Kandahar University Kandahar
51 Baghlan University Pul-e Khomri
67 Kunduz University Kunduz
27 Takhar University Taloqan
38 Bamiyan University Bamyan
24 Al Beroni University Kesektan
22 Parwan University Charikar
29 Shaikh Zayed University, Khost Khost
41 Jawzjan University Sheberghan
2 Kardan University Kabul
26 Shaheed Rabani Education University Kabul
68 Ariana Institute of Higher Education Kabul
13 Paktia University Gardez
15 Bakhtar University Kabul
82 Helmand University Lashkargah
1 The American University of Afghanistan Kabul
34 Khurasan University Jalalabad
28 Karwan University Kabul
39 Cheragh Medical Institute Kabul
54 Maryam University Kabul
70 Maiwand institute of Higher Education Kabul
6 Kateb University Kabul
47 Aria University Mazar-i-Sharif
18 Tolo-e-Aftab Institute of Higher Education Kabul
45 Eshrag Institute of Higher Education Herat
20 Dunya University of Afghanistan Kabul
25 Salam University Kabul ...
31 Ghazni University Ghazni
19 Rana University Kabul
40 Dawat University Kabul ...
65 Rah-e-Saadat University Mazar-i-Sharif
37 Khana-e-Noor University Kabul
49 Ghalib University Herat ...
10 Avicenna University Kabul ...
35 Gharjistan University Kabul
85 Syed Jamaluddin Afghan Institute of Higher Education Asadabad
7 Gawharshad Institute of Higher Education Kabul
58 Taj Institute of Higher Education Mazar-i-Sharif
57 Pamir Institute of Higher Education Khost
Un Hakim Sanayee Institute of Higher Education Pul-e Khomri
71 Zawul Institute of Higher Education Kabul
72 Sharq Institute of Higher Education Kabul
46 Al-taqwa Institute of Higher Education Jalalabad
44 Bost University Lashkargah
4 Jahan University Kabul
21 Benawa Institute of Higher Education Kandahar
43 Ahlobait Institute of Higher Education Kabul
77 Qalam Institute of Higher Education Kabul
84 Noman Sadat Institute of Higher Education Kabul
73 Allameh Institute of Higher Education Kabul
68 Abourihan Higher Education Institute Kabul
60 Shifa Institute of Higher Education Kabul
75 Kawun Institute of Higher Education Mazar-i-Sharif
36 Turkestan Institute of Higher Education Mazar-i-Sharif
61 Khurshid Institute of Higher Education Kabul
Un Nayestan Institute of Higher Education Kabul
Un Noorin Institute of Higher Education Kabul
23 Esteghlal Institute of Higher Education Kabul
56 Moraa Female University Kabul
78 Jahan E Noor Institute of Higher Education Kabul
Un Royan Institute of Higher Education Pul-e Khomri
Un Quds Higher Education Institute Pul-e Khomri
Un Ghazi Amanullah Khan Institute of Higher Education Kabul
79 Ashna Institute of Higher Education Kabul
81 Fanoos Institute of Higher Education Kabul
62 Edrak Institute of Higher Education Kabul
30 Saber Institute of Higher Education Kabul
Un Alborz Institute of Higher Education Mazar-i-Sharif
Un Laghman University Laghman
33 Tabesh University Kabul
50 Mashal University Kabul ...
66 Azhar Higher Education Institute Kabul
74 Oruj Institute of Higher Education Kabul
17 Kahkashan-e-Sharq Higher Education Institute Herat
59 Islamic Azad University Afghanistan Kabul
64 Afghan Swiss Medical Institute of Higher Education Kabul
63 Rahnaward Institute of Higher Education Mazar-i-Sharif
Un Estiqamat Higher Education Institute Kabul
Un Peshgam Institute of Higher Education Kabul
54 Kaboora Institute of Higher Education Kabul ...
76 Maihan Institute of Higher Education Kabul
Un Rabia Balkhi Institute of Higher Education Kabul
Un Sadat Institute of Higher Education Mazar-i-Sharif
79 Afghan Pamir Higher Education Institute Kabul
53 Danish Institute of Higher Education Charikar
Un Payam Institute of Higher Education Kabul
32 Mawlana University Mazar-i-Sharif
Legend: Un Unranked

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