Khost University

Khost University (nickname: Shaikh Zayed University) is located in the border town of Khost in eastern Afghanistan. It was established in the year 2000. It was shifted from its previous temporary location in Peshawar, Pakistan, where it was named "Afghan University Peshawar" by special order of President Hamid Karzai.

Khost University has nine faculties and more than 3000 students. It has a private radio station for journalism faculty. It is the only university in Afghanistan with a faculty in computer science. It has a hostel for students, and medical students are trained at the government-run hospital, Khost Hospital. This university was officially opened by the United Arab Emirates officials and Khost governor in March 2008.

This university was established out side of Afghanistan during immigration and war. After the establishing of interim government, this university also become as secondary unites of the ministry of higher education on 30/6/2003. Currently this University has seven faculties, Medical, Engineering, Shariya, Agriculture, Law, business and management and Education, with 2545 students and 118 professors. (2008)

Established          2000
Students              3,000
Location              Khost, Afghanistan
Nickname           Shaikh Zayed University

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