Communications technology will undoubtedly be a mainstay of Afghanistan’s economic future. To prepare Afghan youth to meet the country’s needs while nurturing innovative thinking in this highly competitive field, AUAF will launch an undergraduate degree in Mass Communications in fall 2012. Ironically, without the kind of hard-wired infrastructure the developed world is accustomed to, Afghanistan must depend upon cyber-technology for all its communication needs, from cell phones to broadcasting devices. What some may regard as a defect we see as a clear opportunity.
Afghanistan’s Only Master’s Degree Program
There is only one place where a young Afghan can work towards an internationally recognized Master’s degree, and that’s at AUAF. Launched in 2011 and drawing hundreds of applicants, a cohort of 30 was finally selected. And for the undergraduate school, the university’s degrees in business, computer science, political science, computer science and public administration remain the country’s most sought-after bachelor programs. There is simply no alternative for those who intend to pursue professions that will change their country – and add a fresh, new, more humanizing presence within the international community.