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Milestone Achieved in the Academic Reconstruction of Afghanistan

2010-02 PinkwartOn 26 February 2010, the RUB celebrated the graduation of 17 Afghan Masters of Science in Management and Economics in the presence of the Science Minister of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Prof. Andreas Pinkwart. After the graduation ceremony, the exhibition "Türme des Wissens" on Afghan national identity and history (1747-1973) was opened at the University Library of the RUB.

The MSc in Management and Economics is a joint program of the IEE and the RUB's Faculty of Management and Economics. From 2007-2010, the master program was funded by the World Bank. The graduation ceremony marks an important milestone of the academic cooperation between the RUB and its Afghan partner faculties.

Supported extensively by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), the IEE has been coordinating the training of Afghan lecturers at the Bachelor level since 2002, the production of teaching/learning materials in English and Dari and curriculum development for a new, uniform Bachelor program in Management and Economics at Afghan universities. Since 2009, the RUB's activities for the academic reconstruction of Afghanistan focus particularly on Pashtou-speaking universities, with support of the Ministry of Innovation, Research, Science and Technology (MIWFT) of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
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Press Coverage:

Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung
Ruhr-Nachrichten
Deutschlandradio
IDW

See the press release of the RUB for further information (in German).

More information about the Afghanistan exhibition at the RUB's University Library (in German)

Read more about IEE's cooperation with Afghanistan.