MSc Programme

MSc Programme

Msc Afghanistan

Since 2008 the cooperation between the IEE and the RUB on the one hand and the Faculties of Management and Economics at Afghan Universities on the other hand has been extended to cover training of Afghan lecturers at the Masters level.

In September 2013, the IEE celebrated the graduation of the second intake of the MSc Programme in Management and Economics at the RUB. The first Master programme for Afghan lecturers of Economics at RUB was sponsored by the World Bank through the "Strengthening Higher Education Program (SHEP)" framework and formed part of a partnership agreement between the RUB and the Afghan Ministry of Higher Education. Since the second intake, the MSc programme has been co-financiated by the Ministry of Higher Education of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Like the Bachelor Training in Management and Economics for Afghan Lecturers, the MSc programme for Afghan lecturers is coordinated by the IEE and implemented in close cooperation with the RUB Faculty of Management and Economics.

On August 2014, another 19 lecturers from eight of the RUB's Afghan partner faculties will  commence their Master-level studies in Management and Economics in Bochum. As an entry condition, all the candidates had successfully completed the Bachelor upgrading programme at RUB before joining the MSc programme.

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Afghan Student (left), NRW Science Minister Prof. Pinkwart (right)

Partner Faculties in Afghanistan

  • Balkh
  • Herat
  • Kabul
  • Nangarhar
  • Kandahar
  • Khost
  • Faryab
  • Jawzjan
  • Paktia


  • Upgrading teaching standards at Afghan partner faculties through the training of lecturers at the Masters level, in an internationally accredited MSc programme
  • Improving research capacities: Guided and coordinated Master theses
  • Fostering disciplinary specialization at the partner faculties


  • Two intakes of the MSc Programme in Management and Economics for Afghan lecturers graduated since 2010 (46 participants).
  • A third intake with 19 Afghan lecturers from the Universities of Balkh, Faryab, Kandahar, Khost, Kabul, Paktia, Jawzjan and Nangarhar will start the course work in Bochum in August 2014.

Future Perspectives

  • Selection of research topics for guided Master theses in line with the development needs of Afghanistan and the needs of the partner faculties.
  • Field research for the Master theses in Afghanistan scheduled for December 2015-March 2016.
  • Graduation planned for August 2016
  • Development of rules for promotion of lecturers at the partner faculties.
  • Admission of MSc graduates to PhD-program from 2015.

Afghanistan Programme: Contact

NoorDr. A. Sami Noor
Coordinator Cooperation with Afghan Universities

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Phone:  +49 (0)234 / 32-25147
Fax: +49 (0)234 / 32-14294