Dunya Partnership & Affiliation
DIHE Experience

Dunya Institute for Higher Education has for the first time introduced the ECTS - European Credit Transfer System to Afghanistan. One of the key objectives of the Bologna Treaty signed in 1999 was that study programs in the signatory nations should be simplified and comparable for all students, thereby allowing universities to organize and revise their study programs accordingly. Since this system has been implemented in DIHE, credits can be used across a variety of programs and modes of delivery.

DIHE is able to call upon the experience of the University of Management, Economics and Finance (UMEF),which was established in 1984 in Geneva, Switzerland. This institution is one of the top universities in Switzerland with students enrolled in courses which include graduate, post-graduate and PhD programs. The international nature of the University offers a unique educational experience for students from all over the world.

UMEF University has an Academic Wing composed notably of professors from Europe and the USA who are experts in their respective fields. This leads to a learning process that is based on the latest theory and research combined with a practitioner’s insight and experience designed to support the student’s career aspirations.

All of our professors are academic and professional practitioners; experts who are always abreast of the latest developments in their respective fields and firmly rooted in both the academic and the outside worlds.  DIHE and UMEF are very fortunate to benefit from the leadership and management skills of Djawed Sangdel, President of DIHE, the Dunya Institute for Higher Education Afghanistan and Dunya Europe University in Geneva, Switzerland.

Djawed Sangdel is an Afghan national, a pioneer who has dedicated his life to the development and education of the younger generation of Afghans by providing them with the highest level of education and a maximum of prestigious resources. In his words: “No society can attain greatness unless the people identify their national interest with a unified ideology. Today’s great nations are those that choose their own future and fortune, and the success of a nation lies in the knowledge and vision of its intellectual leaders.”

Djawed Sangdel is a role model for Afghan youth, and those who work with him agree that he has exceptional intellectual ability and leadership skills. His motivation and vision have played a vital role in the establishment and progress of Dunya Institute for Higher Education in Afghanistan.

He has devoted more than 17 years of his life to serving his country and its people and he has been one of the few talented Afghans to have achieved major success and renown in a short period of time. He has represented Afghanistan in more than 35 countries with his motivational speeches and intellectual capabilities, his aim being to promote goodwill and to seek out new opportunities for his people in the sector of education and learning.

DIHE’s mission is to work with the Afghan Government in introducing a new system of Bachelors’ programs in different fields of knowledge such as, Business Administration, Economics, International Trade, Business, Finance, Information Technology and Computer Science through its professional and devoted Academic Wing. The DIHE Academic Wing consists of a pool of experts and top-quality lecturers devoted to the notion of a decent education for all by recruiting experts in their respective fields of study who are familiar with effective methods of teaching, both theoretical and practical.

The progress that Djawed Sangdel has made in a short space of time can be seen in the quality of his team which consists of international and Afghan professionals and is due in no small measure to his leadership; he is always there whenever the team faces a new challenge. He has a unique, creative and motivational leadership style coupled with a passion to serve his country and people to the best of his ability and the resources at his command.

DIHE is looking forward to becoming an international seat of higher learning, research instruction and training in various branches with special emphasis on modern sciences and humanities.  These disciplines will be taught, studied, developed and reconstructed with the aim of producing balanced students able to take their place in the modern world, infused with rational and diplomatic idealism and with a leadership vision and full awareness of their human intellectual and scholastic heritage.



On May 2009

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On 4 August 2009

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On 11 August 2009

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Dunya Europe University

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Azizi Bank

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