Kardan University Ranked Among the World's Leading Universities for Sustainable Development

A new Global Ranking has ranked Kardan University as the first Afghan academic institution for its commitment to achieving sustainable development goals.

Today, April 22, 2020, The Times Higher Education (THE) published the Impact Rankings 2020, recognizing global universities for their efforts towards achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With universities from 89 countries submitting data across the 17 UN SDGs, THE’s University Impact Rankings represents the most accurate and biggest-ever picture of the impact of research universities around the world.

As Afghanistan's first academic institution being ranked in this most prestigious global university rankings, Kardan University is listed in the 601+ out of the world’s leading universities with demonstrated impact around three specific areas: research, outreach, and stewardship.

Kardan University is ranked 201 under the SDG8’ Decent Work and Economic Growth', while the University is ranked 301 under SDG 5 ‘Gender Equality’. It is also ranked 401 under the SDG4' Quality Education' and SDG 17' Partnership for the Goals', respectively.

«THE Impact Ranking is among the world’s most rigorous and competitive university rankings. Kardan University’s ranking among the world’s best universities is a testament to our global academic standards and collective commitment to tackling some of the most pressing development challenges in Afghanistan,» said Roeen Rahmani, Kardan Universit’s Chancellor.

Kardan University has made sustainability one of its most fundamental priorities driven by research, practice, teaching, and strategic partnerships. In 2019, Kardan University published its first impact report highlighting the institution’s socio-economic, cultural, and environmental contributions in Afghanistan. Kardan University remains committed to achieving the SDGs and advancing these developmental goals across the higher education system in Afghanistan through collaborative and consultative approaches.

About Kardan University

Founded in 2002, Kardan University is the first and leading private University in Afghanistan. Over 4,000 students, 25 percent of whom are women, currently pursue diploma, undergraduate and graduate programs at Kardan University’s three campuses in Kabul. With an alumni network of 30,000, Kardan University is a household name in Afghanistan renowned for its academic excellence. Kardan University has received business program accreditation through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) and is a candidate for accreditation with ACBSP and AACSB. We are also a member of CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG), Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) and Global Business School Network (GBSN). For more details, please visit: https://www.kardan.edu.af

About Times Higher Education Impact Ranking

The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. THE uses carefully calibrated indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons across three broad areas: research, outreach, and stewardship. For more details, please visit: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/