About Us / Historical Perspective

With a rapidly growing economy and ever expanding frontiers of knowledge and technology, Afghanistan stands at the point of economic take-off. Consequently, there is a very high demand for skilled and motivated human resource. Jahan University with its progressive and innovative outlook and a multi-disciplinary character is emerging as a center of excellence for training and development. In 2013 a higher education institute was established, which then brought an evolution in the higher education of Afghanistan, and changed the lives of thousands of individuals and families.

JU gets its name from a Dari word, which means world, and the logo portrays the name in Dari. The name clearly and simply explains the vision, to graduate professionals. All the staff members at JU clearly understand this vision and they all put exceptional efforts in making professionals from every single student.

The students have also realized the fact that JU is the place where they can become professionals; therefore, it makes it the dream of every Afghan citizen to be a part of JU. Today, JU offers high quality and yet accessible higher education in the disciplines of management sciences, information technology.

JU strives to remain as the leading Institute in Afghanistan, and emerge among the top leading universities of the world. JU’s objectives are high and the approach is positive. With a carefully worked out road-map, a mission oriented approach and an excellent blend of high quality faculty and available resources, this Institute is well poised to play a significant role in the development of human resource capital in Afghanistan. JU’s doors will be always open to talented national and international students, and will welcome enterprising and research oriented scholars to join our faculty. The University now offers a broad five faculties that are named as Management Sciences, Sharia’ah, Computer Science, and Political Science.

Jahan University aspires to play a major role in the development of Afghanistan and achieve academic excellence through unparalleled teaching, holistic education and civic engagement in line with the cultural heritage, Islam, and latest trends and technologies, aimed at bringing drastic change in the behavior, attitude and skills of the Afghans. To achieve this, we:

  • Offer diverse undergraduate and diploma programs based on curriculum that are in line with the varying management trends.

  • Provide exceptional faculty that aim to advance management theory and practice by analyzing knowledge through learning, research, classroom application, and service in public and private sectors.

  • Attract students with outstanding intellectual abilities who are dedicated to personal as well as social and economic development of Afghanistan.

Jahan Philosophy


    Merit Based Approach:

  • JU adheres to merit as the sole criteria in its decision-making. This applies to all aspects of its operations, from selection of faculty and staff, to admission and evaluation of students.

  • Hard Work
  • We believe that sustained hard work provides the underpinnings for the socio-economic development of a nation. JU academic programs help develop the stamina and diligence essential for success in the increasingly competitive international environment. Value Addition Our programs are structured so that every activity enhances student learning and individual development. All activities are thus designed with definite learning objectives.

  • Intellectual Rigor
  • The programs offered at JU not only require the capacity to work hard, but also the ability to think analytically and to solve problems. The mental strength that comes from a rigorous academic program prepares the participants to perform demanding intellectual tasks.

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