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First Graduates from Business Accounting at Balkh University

Twenty students including two women graduated from the first Business Accounting Associate Degree program at Balkh University in Afghanistan. Almost immediately, 15 of the 20 found employmnet.

 

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CIE begins new Health Education project in Afghanistan

CIE will implement an accelerated literacy and numeracy program for young women preparing to work in health sector, using materials and methods developed under CIE's previous Learning for Life project.

 

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Afghan BMET Graduates Construct a Ventilator to Fight Covid-19

Two graduates of Biomedical Equipment Technology Associate Degree program at Kabul University Medical School designed and constructed a low-cost ventilator using locally available materials.

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First Cohort Graduates from a New Associate Degree in Afghanistan

In February 2020, the first cohort of students from the new Associate Degree in Business Administration graduated from Nangarhar University in Jalalabad. The group of 26 graduates included seven women.

 

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CIE Completes 5 Years of Work with ECCN (2014-2019)

For the past five years, under the leadership of Ash Hartwell (left with Gwen Heaner), CIE as a sub-contractor to EDC has had primary responsibility for developing research and evaluation activities with the Education in Crisis and Conflict Network.

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Afghanistan University Support & Workforce Development Program (2014-2019)

The Center for International Education (CIE) at UMass Amherst is completing five years of work with the higher education system in Afghanistan as the lead technical partner under FHI 360 as part of USAID’s third largest higher education project in the world - University Support and Workforce Development program (USWDP).

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Master’s Degree in Education – A Decade of Success

The 8th cohort of the Master’s in Education (M.Ed.) program graduated on September 13, 2018 from Shaheed Rabbani Education University (SREU) in Kabul. This cohort of 24 students consisted of four women and 20 men, all of whom are faculty members at Afghan public universities.

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First Cohort Graduates from BMET Associate Degree Program in Kabul

The graduation ceremony for the first cohort of Biomedical Equipment Technology (BMET) associate degree program was held at Kabul University of Medical Sciences (KUMS) on September 11, 2018.

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New Business Associate Degrees Make Dreams Come True

In fall of 2017, three new Associate Degree programs were initiated. The new associate degrees in Business Administration and Business Accounting are located at the universities in Balkh, Herat, and Nangarhar provinces.  A total of 93 students (23 females) are now enrolled in these three programs. A total of 21 instructors have been identified and prepared to teach in these programs. 

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Career Centers in Afghanistan Help Students Prepare for Employment

CIE is working with the USWDP project in Afghanistan to create Career Centers in 11 public universities to build linkages between university education and employment opportunities in local firms.

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