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IACBE president travels to Afghanistan to conduct accreditation site visit and meets with the Ministry of Higher Education.

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IACBE President Visits Kardan University and Meets with Afghan Ministry of
Higher Education in Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghanistan FlagLenexa, Kansas, USA (November 2014) – On October 8-10, 2014, Mr. Dennis Gash, President of the IACBE, accompanied a site-visit team to Kardan University and met with officials from the Afghan Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) in Kabul, Afghanistan.

On his visit to Kabul, Mr. Gash was part of a site-visit team that conducted a visit for first-time accreditation to Kardan University – the first institution of higher education in Afghanistan to pursue international accreditation for its business and management programs. In addition to Mr. Gash, the site-visit team consisted of Dr. Archish Maharaja from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and Dr. V.J. Byra Reddy from the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies in Dehradun, India.

Mr. Gash also had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Obaidullah Obaid, Minister of Higher Education for Afghanistan. The high-level discussions with the minister focused on the ways in which the IACBE could partner with the ministry’s newly-formed quality cell. The IACBE will work with the quality cell and other ministry officials to develop a comprehensive national quality assurance framework for all public and private institutions of higher education in Afghanistan that are authorized and recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education.

MOHE LogoBy partnering with the ministry and institutions of higher education in Afghanistan, the IACBE will help to build a bridge to understanding and reconciliation within the country, thereby creating the potential for long-term peace and stability. The IACBE-MOHE relationship recognizes the importance and potential of higher education in creating hope for a better future in Afghanistan, and represents a significant step in rebuilding the higher education system in the country. The IACBE is honored and privileged to have the opportunity to contribute to the process of creating a lasting peace in Afghanistan.


Photos from Mr. Gash’s visit to Kabul have been posted and are now available for viewing:

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The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) was founded in 1997 in response to the expressed needs of presidents, chief academic officers, and business deans and chairs who wanted an accreditation process that was mission-driven and outcomes-based. The IACBE is nationally-recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and is the leader in mission-driven and outcomes-based programmatic accreditation in business and management education for student-centered colleges, universities, and other higher education institutions throughout the world.

The IACBE’s mission is to promote and recognize excellence in business education in institutions of higher education worldwide, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, through specialized accreditation of business programs. The IACBE has hundreds of member institutions and campuses worldwide, and has accredited over 1,100 business and business-related programs in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Central America, and South America.

The IACBE’s World Headquarters are located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, 66215, USA. For more information about the IACBE, please contact us here.

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