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Gawharshad at a Glance

 

ESTABLISHED

 2010

 THE FOUNDER

 

founder

 

Fervently believing in the efficacy of promoting education as the key to empowering our nation to break the cycle of violence, respect universal values of human rights, foster socio-economic development and sustain civil society in Afghanistan, Dr. Sima Samar founded the non-profit Gawharshad Institute of Higher Education which especially focuses on providing greater opportunity for women, less economically advantaged and marginalized students through tuition subsidies and scholarships.

 

NAMING

The name Gawharshad comes from the queen Gawharshad Begum of Timorid Empire, 15th century, who had a paramount role in the development of art, science, literature, philosophy and architecture in Afghanistan.

 

FACULTY

About 120 faculty members

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 STUDENTS

Total – About 2800

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ALUMNI

Total – 665

 

SCHOOL COLOR

 

MOTTO

Competency and Leadership

 

LIBRARY COLLECTION

The GIHE library includes 15000 volumes, 6000 in Dari, 130 in Pashto, 6000 in English and French and about 3000 magazines and journals.

 

FACULTIES

The following faculties offer courses and award academic degrees.

 

DEPARTMENTS 

 

CENTERS

 

UNDERGRADUATE COST

Students pay an average of 30000, 36000 and 50000 Afghani (720 USD) annually toward the cost of a GIHE education in humanities (Law, Political Science, Economics and Management), Computer Science and Civil Engineering respectively.

 

SCHOLARSHIP AND FINANCIAL AID

All female students from all majors (this year 923, equaling 35% of the total) are granted 20% of discount. Furthermore, since 2010, GIHE has awarded 203 students with full scholarship and covered 50% of the educational cost for a number of 63 students.

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