Herat University - Purdue University Partnership​

The Purdue University College of Agriculture has a U.S. Department of State partnership with the Herat University Faculty of Agriculture in Herat, Afghanistan. The partnership is designed to strengthen the teaching and research capacity of faculty at Herat University, and to expose faculty, staff, and students to new ideas in agriculture, education, and development.

The HPP will incorporate applied, collaborative research training into the program to strengthen HUFA staff’s ability to understand and use research procedures and practices that meet generally accepted professional standards. The Purdue faculty engaged in the HPP are senior rank faculty and staff and have strong professional records—including teaching, extension, and research. Purdue faculty will direct collaborative research activities and applied research activities that meet generally recognized, international standards for research.

There are three annual components to the Herat-Purdue Partnership:


  • The Visiting Faculty Fellowship is a program for mid-career, experienced faculty members who have completed an MS degree and have at least two years post degree teaching experience.  This program is conducted for 16 weeks from August – December. 
  • The Intensive Training Fellowship is for junior faculty members how have not completed a MS or have less than two years post MS teaching experience.  This program is conducted for 9 weeks in January – March. 
  • The Student Exchange program is for students between the third and fourth year in the BS program.  This is a two week program conducted late July. ​ ​​​​

Programatic Reports

1012017 Final Report Sobat.pdf1012017 Final Report Sobat.pdf

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