Herāt University (Persian: پوهنتون هرات / Dānešgāhe Herāt; officially پوهنتون هرات / Pohantūne Herāt) is located in Herat, the capital of Herat Province, in western Afghanistan covering Herat, Badghis, Ghor and Farah Provinces. Herat University is a public institute of higher education, and was inaugurated in 1988, beginning with a faculty of Literature and Humanities. The first President was Abubakr Rashed. It is the second largest university in Afghanistan after Kabul University. The university has 14 faculties and 45 departments. The most popular field of study is Education/Pedagogy and around one-third of the university's 10,500 students are women.
Herat University hasgraduated about 6039 specialists.
Herat University has 14 faculties and 45 departments, the students are studying in different faculties and different fields. Right now Herat University has 334 faculty members and 10429 students.
Herat University 14th faculties are Agriculture, Applied Science, Computer Science, Economics, Education (Pedagogy), Engineering, Fine & Arts, Journalism, Law & political Science, Literature & Humanities, Medicine, Public Administration, Theology & Islamic Studies and Veterinary Science. The university offers degree programs on four campuses within the Herat and three sub Higher Education institutes in Farah, Ghor and Badqis.
Herat University offers a range of academic programs for credit, at the baccalaureate levels (
over 100 majors) and 1 master program in Dari Literature.
Students Statistics at Herat University in 2012
Afghan students standing in front of the main campus of Herat University No.
2 Applied Science
3 Badqis Agriculture
4 Badqis Education
5 Computer Science
7 Education (Pedagogy)
9 Fine & Arts
10 Islamic Studies (Theology)
12 Law & Political Science
13 Literature & Humanities
15 Public Administration