History Faculty of Languages and Literature
Sheikh Zayed University was formed in 1999 in Pakistan to educate Afghan students. The university was moved to Khost Province, Afghanistan, in 2002 to a campus that had been a private institution. Because the United Arab Emirates funded a new building on the campus, it was officially named after the King of UAE.
Initially Language and Literature was a department but later became a faculty (American version of a college) in 2011. There are 550 students in literature. The faculty is comprised of five departments (Department of English, Pashto Department, Dari Department, Department of Arabic, and Urdu Department) and 27 permanent faculty members.
The Faculty of Languages and Literature is highly committed to cultivating students with solid foundation, broad range and rich diversity. It gives full play to the advantages and strengths of well-established programs and disciplines, to contribute to the development of the country. The School has built a comprehensive talent training system characterized by first-class teaching and research facilities, quality learning environment and high-degree internationalization. The Faculty is seeking to sign MOUs with national and international universities so as to facilitate quality international exchanges. It also provides opportunities for undergraduate students to join internship programs.
The Faculty of Languages and Literature has a plan to launch a master degree in program in Pashto language in near future. It has an intention to establish writing and translation centers.