Balkh University

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'''Balkh University''' ({{lang-fa|'''دانشگاه بلخ'''}}) is located in [[Mazari Sharif]], capital of [[Balkh province]], in northern [[Afghanistan]]. Established in 1986, the university in 2008 had about 5500 students and is the third largest in Afghanistan after [[Kabul University]] and [[Nangarhar University]]. Faculties include medicine, engineering, economics, journalism, literature, law and science. The United States and Germany, which leads ISAF in Balkh, announced in January 2009 an expansion of Balkh University at a cost of more than 300 million dollars. ==External links== *[http://news.siu.edu/news/June05/062305kj5076.jsp Professors assist university's rebuilding effort] *[http://www.pajhwok.com/viewstory.asp?lng=eng&id=28303 Pakistan grants $10m for Balkh University] {{Afghan universities}} {{coord missing|Afghanistan}}