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Dr. Shafiullah Naimi
Co-Founder of Rana University Kabul, Afghanistan.
And
President of Apuihea (Association of Private Universities and Institutes of Higher Education in Afghanistan)

Since becoming President of APUIHEA (Association of Private Universities and Institutes of Higher Education in Afghanistan) and Co-Founder and Chancellor of the Rana University Kabul, Afghanistan on May 1, 2011, Dr. Shafiullah Naimi has taken a leading role in establishing the strategic direction of APUIHEA & Rana University.

Dr.Shafiullah Naimi has done so in large part through the development and implementation of the association by his most recent strategic plans. Association of Private Universities and Institutes of Higher Education in Afghanistan, thereafter “APUIHEA” is a national, not-for-profit and non-governmental organization representing, supporting, and taking forward rightful interests and concerns of the private higher education sector in Afghanistan.

As a collective voice of its member institutions, APUIHEA provides a platform for advocacy, coordination, information exchange, networking, and sharing of best practices among members, ministry of higher education, beneficiaries, actors and rest of the stakeholders crucial for the promotion and development of higher education sector within the country.

At present, the APUIHEA represents and supports more than 131 private universities and institutes of higher education across the country and providing them a platform for cooperation and exchange of information on higher education and the associated developmental activities and plans.

Establishment of Association was done through a consultative process whose major objective behind is to provide constructive support to our work, our peoples, our communities, gave new life to the institution's three-fold academic mission of teaching, research.

Apuihea is also providing service to community through its focus on key areas such as students and employees engagement, teaching and research excellence, and the education of Afghan students. It will play such an important role for the development of Higher Education in Afghanistan.

Under Dr. Shafiullah Naimi leadership, the APUIHEA has made a great deal of progress. After several years of declining enrolment, student numbers have increased considerably. Afghanistan Higher Education is proud to have high-level Private Higher Education besides state based Higher Education Institutions over the last ten years that provide services to more than 186,000 students from a total of 300,000 Afghan students. Fortunately, now in 2019, there are more than 100 members, and one of the major goals of the Association is to coordinate and act as a bridge between Private Higher Education in Afghanistan and the region.

It shows that over the past decade, Private Higher Education Sector has been able to gain significant credibility and confidence among youth and their parents. Faculty members and students are receiving national and international recognition for their work.

As President of APUIHEA and Chancellor of Rana University Dr. Shafiullah Naimi maintains a wide-ranging research program, with particular emphasis on the development of Private Higher Education System.

Dr.Shafiullah Naimi is active in the academic community regionally, nationally and internationally. Currently Dr.Shafiullah Naimi is serving as President of APUIHEA, Chancellor of Rana University Kabul, Afghanistan, Chairman of AHESO (Alliance of Higher Education Support Organization), Board Member of Leadership Academic Council, Registered member of Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce (ACCI) Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Member of International Union of Universities (IUU) Istanbul Turkey, Member of Open Government Partnership of Afghanistan (OGPA), Member of Counter Part International in Afghan Civic Engagement Program (ACEP) within Afghanistan, Member of Civil Society Joint Working Group (CSJWG) in Afghanistan.

Dr. Shafiullah Naimi received his (M.D) Doctor degree from Kabul Medical University in year 2007. Being an Association President Dr.Shafiullah Naimi given his active participation as guest leader and as guest speaker in various national and International conferences. Which was organized by different National & International organizations in different countries like Afghanistan, Turkey, Russia, India, Pakistan. Being a guest speaker and renowned academician Dr.Shafiullah Naimi got numbers of appreciation awards at national and International level.

Awards & Recognitions:

Dr. Shafiullah Naimi has been recognized with numerous awards throughout his career. Some of his major awards & recognitions are mentioned as below:

  • Global Academic Excellence Award from Amity University Noida in INBUSH ERA WORLD SUMMIT 2019.
  • Selected as Official Member of IDA Higher Education Leaders Community by India Didactics Association
  • Outstanding services and Academic Excellence Award given by Lower House of Afghanistan
  • Excellency Service Award received from Counterpart International- USAID Afghanistan given in Afghan Civic Engagement Program (ACEP).
  • Appreciation Received from Upper House of Parliament of Afghanistan to provide free Scholarship Services to Afghanistan Students.
  • Excellency Service Award received from (MCIT) Ministry of Communication and Information Technology Kabul, Afghanistan.

Conference Participation:

Being Association President and Chancellor of Rana University Dr.Shafiullah Naimi given his active participation in various Higher Education Conferences as well also invited by various organization to participated in Higher Education conferences as policy maker which was organized by different organizations in different countries on timely basis.

Some of his major conference participation as official delegate is mentioned as below:

  • In January 2020, Dr.Shafiullah Naimi given his active participation as an official delegate in International conference of IEEE on Computation, Automation and Knowledge Management which was organized by Amity University Dubai on January 09, 2020, in UAE.
  • In December 2019, Dr.Shafiullah Naimi given his active participation as an official delegate to participate in AACSB Accreditation Middle East Conference 2019 in Dubai, UAE which was organized by AACSB International on Dec 09, 2019, in UAE.
  • In November 2019, Dr.Shafiullah Naimi given his participation as an official delegate in FICCI Higher Education Conference 2019 in New Delhi India which was organized by FICCI on Nov 21, 2019, in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi India.
  • In Sep 2019, Dr.Shafiullah Naimi official given his active participation as an official delegate to participate in ASES (Asia Skills Education Summit) 2019 in Bangalore India Russia which was organized by India Didactics Association on Sep 23, 2019, in Bangalore, Karnataka India.
  • In May 2019, Dr.Shafiullah Naimi given his active participation as an official delegate to participate in IUNC Eurasian Higher Education Summit in Moscow, Russia which was organized by EEUA (Eastern European University Association) Russia on May 13, 2019, in Moscow, Russia.
  • In April 2019, Dr.Shafiullah Naimi has given his active participation as an official delegate in the Education Week Higher education event which was organized by the Ministry of Higher Education of the Russian Federation on April 10, 2019.
  • In April 2019, Dr.Shafiullah Naimi was invited as an official delegate by Amity University London, UK to participate in the International Conference of IEEE (UK & Ireland) sponsored International Conference on Automation, Computational and Technology Management ICACTM 2019.
  • In March 2019, Dr.Shafiullah Naimi given his active participation as an official delegate in GESEF (Global Education & Skills Forum) 2019 which was organized by Varkey Foundation on March 23, 2019, in UAE.
  • In March 2019, Dr.Shafiullah Naimi Invited as an official delegate to participate in Nepal Investment Summit 2019 which was organized by the Government of Nepal in Kathmandu, NEPAL on March 28, 2019.
  • In February 2019, Dr.Shafiullah Naimi given his active participation as an official delegate in INBUSH Era World Summit 2019 which was organized by Amity University, Noida Uttar Pradesh, India on Feb 20, 2019.
  • In February 2019, Dr.Shafiullah Naimi given his active participation as an official delegate in Eurasia Higher Education Summit 2019 which was organized by Eurasian University Union on Feb 27, 2019.
  • In October 2018, Dr.Shafiullah Naimi given his active participation as an official delegate in ASES (Asian Summit on Education & Skills) 2018 which was organized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and NITI Aayog India on October 02, 2018.

In June 2017, Dr. Shafiullah Naimi participated as an official delegate in Summer School Higher Education Program which was organized by TUBA Istanbul Turkey.

Major Memberships

  • Co-Founder Rana University, Kabul, Afghanistan
  • President of APUIHEA (Association of Private Universities and Institutes of Higher Education in Afghanistan).
  • Chairman of AHESO (Alliance of Higher Education Support Organization) Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • Board Member of Leadership Academic Council.
  • Registered member of Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce (ACCI) Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
  • Member of International Union of Universities (IUU) Istanbul Turkey.
  • Member of IDA Higher Education Community Leadership of India Didactics Association India.
  • Member of Open Government Partnership of Afghanistan (OGPA).
  • Member of Counter Part International in Afghan Civic Engagement Program (ACEP) within Afghanistan.
  • Member of Civil Society Joint Working Group (CSJWG) in Afghanistan

MoUs Signed by Dr. Shafiullah Naimi

Conferences Participation

Awards & Recognitions

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