Al-Taqwa Institute of Higher Education (ATIHE) is dedicated to providing a world-class higher education that prepares students from Afghanistan and the region to be tomorrow’s leaders and professionals.
ATIHE students are taught by outstanding faculty who hold master and doctoral degrees from foreign universities. Students study laboratories and video-conferencing facilities that rival those in the United States and Europe. They have access to a comprehensive research facility, which provides access to electronic databases in addition to its thorough book collection. They participate in a variety of student activities that provide not just recreation, but also leadership opportunities through such groups as the Student Government Association. At ATIHE, students learn more than just the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful; they also develop the character, integrity, mutual respect, critical insight, and state of mind needed to be successful stewards of their families and their country’s future. They graduate with the pride and recognition that comes from having successfully completed the most rigorous and fulfilling university education available in the region.
As the only private, not-for-profit, independent university chartered in Afghanistan, ATIHE accepts students without regard to gender, politics, religious beliefs, family wealth, or connections. The university promotes an atmosphere of tolerance, hard work, intellectual rigor, and freedom of expression.
As president, I welcome you to this extraordinary community of learners, and to a remarkable opportunity to make a difference in your life and the lives of others.