GBSN Membership

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We are pleased to announce that Kardan University has been accepted into the Global Business School Network, a leading network of over 70 top business schools working to strengthen management education for the developing world.

Through this exciting collaboration, Kardan University will seek to increase opportunities for innovation, collaboration, partnership and research for our students, alumni and faculty members.

“On behalf of GBSN and our Academic Advisory Board, it is my pleasure to welcome Kardan University as a member of the Global Business School Network. Your acceptance to our international network of leading business schools demonstrates your ongoing commitment to delivering high quality education, sharing best practices and strengthening business education for emerging markets,” said Guy Pfeffermann, GBSN’s Founder & CEO in an official letter of acceptance.

Kardan University’s membership in this global network will create new possibilities for Afghanistan’s leading business school. “I am thrilled to hear about Kardan University’s admittance into the GBSN. Through this partnership, I look forward to further enhancing our campus internationalization process and increasing academic opportunities for our students, alumni and faculty members,” said Murtaza Masood Niazi, Dean, Kardan University.

In 2015, Kardan University was also awarded international accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) – the first such recognition for any public or private university in Afghanistan.


About Global Business School Network (GBSN)


The Global Business School Network is a non-profit organization that partners with business schools, industry, foundations and aid agencies to improve access to quality, locally relevant management education for the developing world. With a growing network of over 70 leading business schools on 6 continents, we foster cross-border networking, knowledge sharing and collaboration both within our network membership and with the broader business education and development communities. For more information, please visit: www.gbsn.org.


About Kardan University


Kardan University is a leading private university in Afghanistan, dedicated to academic excellence. Over 16,000 students have graduated from our academic programs since we first opened our doors in 2002. Kardan University offers bachelor’s and master-level programs to thousands of male and female students across three campuses in Kabul. For more information, please visit www.kardan.edu.af.