Kabul University

university in Afghanistan

Kabul University (KU) (Dari: دانشگاه کابل, romanized: Danishgah-e-Kābul, Pashto: د کابل پوهنتون, romanized: Da Kābul Pohantūn)[1][2] is one of the major and oldest colleges in Afghanistan. It is located in the 3rd District of the capital Kabul, near the Ministry of Higher Education.

It was founded in 1931 during the government of Mohammed Nadir Shah and then Prime Minister Mohammad Hashim Khan.

It was attacked in 2019 and 2020.


  1. Wiegand, Wayne A.; Davis, Donald G., Jr., eds. (1994). Encyclopedia of Library History. Garland Publishing, Inc. p. 18. ISBN 978-1135787578. The major academic libraries were established at the Kabul University, Pohantoon-e- Kabul (1932), and the (...){{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: editors list (link)
  2. International Handbook of Universities. Macmillan Publishers Limited. 1993. p. 1. ISBN 9781561591008. Pohantoon-e-Kabul. Aliabad, Kabul Telephone: 40341-3 President: (...)