Kabul Polytechnic University was established on October 13, 1963, by the government of Afghanistan. Following the completion of classroom and laboratory construction in 1967, the university commenced its educational services, and the first cohort of students graduated from the institution in 1972. From its establishment until 2002, the university was known as Kabul Polytechnic Institute, but it was later renamed as Kabul Polytechnic University.
During the period leading up to 1980, students could pursue bachelor's degrees, and until 1992, master's degrees were also offered in the field of engineering. Additionally, individuals had the opportunity to pursue education up to the Ph.D. level during this period.
From its inception, Kabul Polytechnic University has been recognized as a significant institution for education and training. The university has produced notable and tangible graduates in various engineering disciplines. Moreover, it has consistently endeavored to create a conducive and supportive environment for both qualitative and quantitative development and modernization.
The continuous establishment of standards and modernization across all fields of work at the university, the growth of engineering sciences based on the latest advancements in global scientific and technological achievements, the creation of new disciplines and programs, and the education of competent and experienced scientific and engineering personnel in accordance with the country's needs and loyalty to human, Islamic, and national values, all considering the demands and standards of the contemporary era.
Our mission is to provide high-quality services to all fellow citizens who are eligible to academic qualifications and pursuing education. We aim to offer teaching, research, and leadership in national projects for the growth, development, and advancement of the country, with graduates who meet the demands of society and professional expertise at the national level.
Our vision is to establish a highly specialized engineering education system that not only meets the quantitative and qualitative demands of Afghanistan's development and progress in line with contemporary requirements but also competes with other universities in the region and around the world.
Kabul Polytechnic University, as a prominent public institution in the field of engineering, is committed to adhering to all rules and regulations set forth by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE). Taking into consideration its facilities and resources, the university will align its mission, vision, available opportunities, and goals with the provisions outlined in this bylaw. The execution of these activities will be carried out within the framework of the existing funds, budget, autonomy, human resources, and capabilities of the university.
Important points on its goals:
- Educating of young personnel with quality and standard knowledge in engineering.
- Equipping the laboratory of the university with modern technology and maintain them.
- Persistent expansion of new teaching method.
- Provision of a suitable social and ethical environment, as well as the prevention of any form of discrimination within the university setting, is paramount.
- Continuous review and modernization of university curriculum.
- Comprehensive review of university course materials.
- Strengthening existing master's programs and establishing new master's programs, as well as creating doctoral programs in eligible departments and providing facilities to support them.
- Implementation of research project and engineering.
- Expanding of the university faculties and departments according to the country’s needs.
- Elevating Kabul Polytechnic University as a center for scientific research at the national level.
- Establishing relationships, synergies, and academic collaborations with domestic and international universities.
- Recruitment, training, and incentivization of technicians for departments.
- Growth and development of the Foreign Languages Department.
- Equipping the university's printing and publishing center.
- Construction of new buildings and classrooms for the university.
- Review and revision of the credit system implementation.
- Continuous implementation of self-assessment processes in academic, administrative, and teaching departments by experienced faculty members and competent students.
- Establishment of a sound and effective management system at University.
- Signing memorandums, notes, and cooperation protocols with ministries and national and international sectoral institutions.
- Establishment of literary, scientific, and cultural associations for students to foster the growth of young talents.
Address: Kabul Polytechnic University, Bagh-e-Bala, Fifth Districts, Kabul Afghanistan.