After the defeat of the Taliban regime and the establishment of the new government in Afghanistan, the oldest academic cooperation of the IEE – that with the University of Kabul – saw its revival in 2002. Read more about the achievements, the components and the fascinating story behind a partnership that goes back to the very roots of the Institute and which spreads nowadays beyond Kabul to the Universities of Balkh (Mazar-i'-Sharif), Herat, Nangarhar (Jalalabad), Khost, Kandahar, Bamyan, Faryab, Jawzjan and Paktia.
Faculty Day at Balkh University, 2005
Congratulations to our forth intake of Afghan lecturers who completed their Master studies in Economics and Management at RUB. On 27 February 2017 they received their certificates. The festive graduation ceremony took place at the IEE and was joint by Prof. Farooqi, Chancellor of Kabul University and Advisor Minister to the President of Afghanistan, as well as Mr. Balakarzai, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education. Furthermore, Mr. Ariyaee from the Afghan Embassy in Berlin took part in the ceremony. All of the 15 lecturers from different Afghan universities are now back in Afghanistan and teach at their home universities. The programme was funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).
On Monday, 20 April 2015, our students had the chance to meet the former president of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai. He was invited to Bochum for the discussion forum ‘Challenges in Afghanistan, Situation at the Hindu Kush, Global Terrorism and the Role of Germany in the World’.
Congratulations to 24 Afghan lecturers – the largest group yet – from the Universities of Nangarhar, Herat, Faryab, Samangan, Bamyan, Khost, Kunduz, Paktia, Kandahar and Kabul who completed the Bachelor Upgrading Programme in Management and Economics at RUB. On 6 March 2015 they received the certificates.