The world today is complex and multidimensional from different perspectives. This multi-dimensional space has created new concerns and worries among the citizens of the world. Out of many, we can outline four of them that are raised at the 2015 Davos World Summit: continuing growth and stability in national and regional economies, enhancing cooperation in the shadow of crises, communities’ security enhancement, and ways of innovation in the industry.
In the meantime, in addition to the above four issues, there is another particular concern that a country like Afghanistan is facing with, and that is the “valueless of knowledge”. However, in today’s world, the relationship between science and progress is immutable. Therefore, the scientific community of the country shall design and establish a “knowledge-based economy”, in which the development and progress should become an epistemological matter.
Understanding such a mission and responsibility, Afghanistan University has entered into the field for providing scientific, educational, and research services. Therefore, the most important role of this scientific institution is: implementation of the fundamental slogan of this university, namely “Transformation of knowledge, transformation of Afghanistan”; make the knowledge efficient and problem-solving; Specializing the knowledge; Non-commercializing of education and in a way commercializing the research; educating plus building the scientific personality; Transforming research and scientific work as a source of income; planning to make the University of Afghanistan the scientific hub of the country in the disciplines of international relations, development studies and other fields that have an international aspect.
Keeping in mind this great responsibility, I enumerate the most important values of the University of Afghanistan:
Dr. Faramarz Tamanna
President of Afghanistan University