President of University

President of University

Dr. Mohammad Wahid Binesh

 

Contact Number: 0778903053

Email Add: chancellor@knu.edu.af

 

Academic position: Associate Professor and faculty member of Political Science faculty

PhD degree from the University of Tehran in political science in 2005 and the PhD thesis was titled “Incompatibility of traditional and modern political thoughts in contemporary Afghanistan”.  Master degree in Political Science from Tehran university in 1997.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Implementing the articles of association and decisions of leadership board including rules, regulations and policies set by the Board of Trustees, Supervisory and Audit Board, the High Council and also regulations and bylaws approved by the Ministry of Higher Education;
  • Supervise the proper implementation of all university affairs with necessary coordination between educational and research officials and students and other related units ;
  • Annually report to the Board of Trustees;
  • Participate in Board of Trustees meetings;
  • Arrangement for codification of new bylaws with necessary verification through Supreme Council and the Board of Trustees;
  • Represent the university versus other institutions;
  • Introduction of qualified individuals for the post of vice chancellors, the dean and the vice chancellors of other branches in accordance with statute of the Supreme Council and approval of the supervisory and auditing board;
  • Approve the recruitment, promotion and dismissal of vice chancellors, heads of branches and faculties, directors, administrators and other university staff in accordance with the provisions of the statute;
  • Do necessary arrangement in the university in order to create a secure and sound working, educational and research environment;
  • Taking necessary measures to improve the teaching, research, administrative, cultural and educational situation;
  • Arrange and present short-term and long-term strategic plans and programs for the development of the university improving the quality of education and research in the university;
  • Continuous efforts and effective action to establish scientific relations with peer institutions inside and outside the country;
  • Report to the Higher Council, the Board of Trustees, and also report to the Ministry of Higher Education about University’s activities and achievements ;
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Articles of Association, legislative documents, the High Council and the Board of Trustees.

 

Activities and work experiences:

  • Acted as adviser to the Social and Legal Committee of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Tehran from 1995 – 2000
  • Acted as adviser to the Educational-Scientific Committee (scholarship committee) of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Tehran from 1997 – 2000;
  • Represented Afghan refugees as an elected representative in the Constitutional Loya Jirga of Islamic republic of Afghanistan, 2003;
  • Head of Afghanistan Center for Strategic Studies and Research, 2004;
  • Member of the Islamic Union of Afghan Academics in Iran

 

Scientific works

  1. A) Books:
  • Afghan Shiites over the past decade, 2013
  • Modern Afghanistan and the Challenge of Political Order; 2009
  • The rapid Taliban movement, 2001
  1. B) Articles:
  • Taliban, views and actions
  • Islam and Democracy
  • Principles of Unity in the Constitution of Afghanistan
  • Political participation
  • The constitutional movement in Afghanistan
  • Elections, political participation and legitimacy