Afghanistan: On the Razor's Edge

Fred Hayward


This piece focuses on the current state of higher education in Afghanistan, plans for badly needed quality improvement, measured increased access and impediments to change. On the one hand are strong demands to improve quality and on the other pressures to increase access regardless of its impact. While there is broad university support for quality improvement, lack of government and donor support for higher education poses major obstacles to change.


Access and Equity; Gender; Reform and Change; Strategic Planning; Academic Quality, Assessment and Accreditation; Middle East; Afghanistan; transforming higher education in a war environment; Afghan higher education strategic plan; access to higher education; quality improvement; consequences of education for all; women in higher education

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