Introduction and history of the faculty:

Herat University as a dynamic and animated academic center by realizing the necessity of the Afghanistan community to specialist forces in terms of policy-making, governing and management by presenting the inquiry letter (No 1987) dated 01/12/1390 equal to 20/02/2012 and establishment plan of faculty of administration  and public policy to respective ministry of higher education, could get the pleasure to establish the first faculty of administration  and public policy in level of Afghanistan higher education. And based on the order (No 2310/2945) of respective minister of ministry of higher educations, this university officially inaugurated as an independent faculty named administration and Public Policy on 1391 equal to 2012 during a ceremony with presence of former minister of higher education ministry with along board, Herat governor, board of directors, teachers and students of Herat university, heads of governmental administration s and influential persons. And Pohanmal Sayed Farhad “Shahidzada” introduced as the first head of this faculty.

Vision of administration and public policy faculty:

Changing of administration and public policy faculty to one of the best national and regional faculty till 1415 equal to 2036 considering the national and international academic principles in such a way that faculty being responsive of governmental institutions over educational-investigational affairs and also this faculty should be presenter of solutions for government and policy-maker foundations in the country and region.

Slogan of administration and public policy faculty:

Considering the existential philosophy of this academic field the slogan is as follow: Good governing, good administration and sustainable development.

Mission of the administration and public policy faculty:

Improving of academic level through recovery of learning process of students, increasing of educational and investigational activities and publishing of researches results for public section practitioners through national and regional and international academic-investigational journals; also this faculty by attracting the powerful student is looking for education and training of young and specialist cadres and manpower based on the necessities of community and regional and international competes over controlling of public affairs.

Values:

Values are a collection from beliefs and united, coherent and purposed general principles which try for structural, behavioral, semantic, environmental and cultural dimensions to empower the social capital of the people. And finally these values push the community to excellence. The values lead to attitudes of the people and behaviors will be formed based on the attitudes and beliefs have direct relationship with values. In this faculty the culture and current values are based on the following items:

 

  1. Keeping of Islamic and national values
  2.  
  3.  
  4. Being responsible

This faculty encourages the teachers, students, employees, educated persons and all stratums of community to accept these values to make the better and nicer environment.

Goals of administration and public policy faculty:

Goals of this faculty divided in two categories:

Great Goals

  • Research and production of science
  • Education through science transformation
  • Make the science practical
  • Improving of faculty management

 

Small Goals

  • Responding to educational necessities of young generation and their demands through improving of academic and professional abilities.
  • Training the professional cadres over governing, policy making and management based on the necessities of Afghan community and international standards.
  • Education and creating the new science of administration and management.
  • Attainment to meritocracy and solving the problems which resulted by financial corruption.
  • Discovering the challenges and problems of good administration in Afghanistan and delivering the solutions and academic consultations to governmental and public institutions and politicians through field and regional researches.
  • Attainment of good governing Goals in Afghanistan especially strengthening of law enforcement.
  • Recovery of lessoning quality based on the international standards through correction and renewal of curriculum.
  • Development and improvement of administrating and governing knowledge through delivering the academic-investigational seminars and delivering the academic- investigational articles.
  • Guaranteeing the quality and attainment of international academic standards.
  • Training the cadres with academic culture (Rationality, Specialization, Meritocracy, Growing of characters, Communications, and adhere to the national and Islamic values).

The current condition of administration and public policy faculty

Structures and manpower:

The formation of this faculty includes directorate of the faculty, deputation of the faculty, department such as public administration, public policy and public management, also general teaching management and executive management, specialized library, internship center, quality guaranteeing committee, discipline committee, scholarships committee, academic researches committee, cultural affairs and investigational committee, students services committee, sport committee, strategic committee, curriculum development committee, gender affairs committee, and examination committee; all the time these committees are working for development of faculty based on the duties bill. It is mentionable that among the mentioned departments, the public administration and public management departments officially began their activities based on the orders of Ministry of Higher Educations and Herat University and public policy department is informally doing its activities based on the necessity which felt. 

Generally this faculty has 12 teachers as follow:

No

Name

Scientific ranking 

Scientific degree

Status in organization

Remarks

1

Sayed Farhad “Shahidzada”

Pohandoy

 

Lecturer

 

2

Firooz “Jahani”

Pohialai

MA (America)

Lecturer

 

3

Hadi “Kharadwarz Joya”

Pohialai

Bachelor

Lecturer

 

4

Wadi “Rahimi”

Pohialai

Bachelor

Lecturer

 

5

Mina “Hashemi”

Pohialai

Bachelor

Lecturer

 

6

Nilofar “Waqfi”

Pohialai

Bachelor

Lecturer

 

7

Mohammad Ghaws “Farhan”

Pohialai

Bachelor

Lecturer

 

8

Mohammad Omid “Jami”

Pohialai

Bachelor

Lecturer

 

9

Mohammad Asef “Atayee”

Pohialai

Bachelor

Lecturer

 

10

Mohammad Shoaib “Barekzai”

Pohialai

MA

Lecturer

 

11

Abdul Wali “Jamshidi”

Pohialai

Bachelor

Lecturer

 

12

Khanom Khadija “Mokhtarzada”

Pohanmal 

PHD

Lecturer

 

Also this faculty has a teaching general manager in 4th administrative category, executive manager in 5th category and three service employees which work in different sections.

Number of students of administration and public policy faculty

Number of students in this faculty is as follow:

The number of active students

No

Class

Males

Females

Total

Remarks

1

First

70

90

160

 

2

Second

84

67

151

 

3

Third

51

24

75

 

4

Fourth

110

58

168

 

Total

554