29 Mar 2018

MOSTAFA NASIRI

mostafa nasiri

I got admission at Kateb University – the then Institute of Higher Education – as a fresh high school graduate in 2009 with limited English language and computer skills. I decided to study economics out of no prior decision and judgement, and hence, no knowledge of the subject and its broader sub-sections and branches. As I secured full time job at a developmental project financed by the World Bank, I was in the first semester and struggling in understanding principles of economics, basic statistics, management, etc. Neither did I have easy time in understanding the project operations, development and structure of the World Bank as an international financial institution itself. However, as I progressed into the second and third semesters, and likewise into the fourth and fifth, and as I attended more economic courses, such as banking, development, financial management, project management, etc., I got more acquainted with project operations, the World Bank and IMF structures, and other socio-economic aspects and missions of the developmental projects. As I moved on to the final year, I was then able to adopt many theoretical learnings into practical work environment. My enhanced knowledge of marketing, project management, statistics, procurement, and finance, among other useful courses-attended at Kateb-, greatly helped me get promotion and secure higher positions. In fact, Kateb opened new horizons, and broadened my vision. At Kateb, I learned how “rational people take rational decisions”. As I graduated from Kateb university in the year 2013 and successfully accomplished my bachelor thesis, Kateb was promoted to ‘university’ from ‘institute of higher education’. As a proud Kateb graduate, and after passing a series of examinations and interviews, I received two prestigious scholarships at the same time in the year 2014. To pursue my master’s degree abroad I was awarded the Fulbright scholarship of the USA. and PEACE/JICA scholarship of Japan. However, I decided to get my master’s degree from Tsukuba University, the second most internationalized, a flagship research oriented university of Japan and symbol of Tsukuba Science City. These two great achievements came at a time when the eligibility of the documents of private universities, including Kateb, was under serious questions. Nonetheless, my acceptance as Fulbright finalist and PEACE/JICA scholar rectified all the doubts. Indeed, Kateb introduced me to a new world and paved the way towards achieving a new milestone at an international academic environment. Since then, I kept shining at different academic forums. I was introduced as one of the most active students under PEACE/JICA scholarship program, starred at a documentary movie produced by NHK World aimed at picturing the life and study of Afghan students in Japan, attended at least a dozen of international summits, studentship forums, and academic annual meetings. The updated course materials of Kateb university, was quite helpful in understanding lectures in master’s course. After three years of research works and studies, publishing three scientific research papers at profound Japanese journals, and successfully defending my master thesis, I with honor, received the Outstanding Thesis Award from the Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences of the University of Tsukuba and a master’s degree in Agricultural Sciences – majoring in Agricultural Development Economics. As a proud Kateb and Tsukuba Alumni, I am looking forward to achieving further accomplishments in my life. As an Academician, I would love to join Kateb university as a faculty member, thereby return back to an institute that opened new horizons to me.

Kateb, the Gateway of New Horizons!

I got admission at Kateb University – the then Institute of Higher Education – as a fresh high school graduate in 2009 with limited English language and computer skills. I decided to study economics out of no prior decision and judgement, and hence, no knowledge of the subject and its broader sub-sections and branches. As I secured full time job at a developmental project financed by the World Bank, I was in the first semester and struggling in understanding principles of economics, basic statistics, management, etc. Neither did I have easy time in understanding the project operations, development and structure of the World Bank as an international financial institution itself. However, as I progressed into the second and third semesters, and likewise into the fourth and fifth, and as I attended more economic courses, such as banking, development, financial management, project management, etc., I got more acquainted with project operations, the World Bank and IMF structures, and other socio-economic aspects and missions of the developmental projects. As I moved on to the final year, I was then able to adopt many theoretical learnings into practical work environment. My enhanced knowledge of marketing, project management, statistics, procurement, and finance, among other useful courses-attended at Kateb-, greatly helped me get promotion and secure higher positions. In fact, Kateb opened new horizons, and broadened my vision. At Kateb, I learned how “rational people take rational decisions”. As I graduated from Kateb university in the year 2013 and successfully accomplished my bachelor thesis, Kateb was promoted to ‘university’ from ‘institute of higher education’. As a proud Kateb graduate, and after passing a series of examinations and interviews, I received two prestigious scholarships at the same time in the year 2014. To pursue my master’s degree abroad I was awarded the Fulbright scholarship of the USA. and PEACE/JICA scholarship of Japan. However, I decided to get my master’s degree from Tsukuba University, the second most internationalized, a flagship research oriented university of Japan and symbol of Tsukuba Science City. These two great achievements came at a time when the eligibility of the documents of private universities, including Kateb, was under serious questions. Nonetheless, my acceptance as Fulbright finalist and PEACE/JICA scholar rectified all the doubts. Indeed, Kateb introduced me to a new world and paved the way towards achieving a new milestone at an international academic environment. Since then, I kept shining at different academic forums. I was introduced as one of the most active students under PEACE/JICA scholarship program, starred at a documentary movie produced by NHK World aimed at picturing the life and study of Afghan students in Japan, attended at least a dozen of international summits, studentship forums, and academic annual meetings. The updated course materials of Kateb university, was quite helpful in understanding lectures in master’s course. After three years of research works and studies, publishing three scientific research papers at profound Japanese journals, and successfully defending my master thesis, I with honor, received the Outstanding Thesis Award from the Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences of the University of Tsukuba and a master’s degree in Agricultural Sciences – majoring in Agricultural Development Economics. As a proud Kateb and Tsukuba Alumni, I am looking forward to achieving further accomplishments in my life. As an Academician, I would love to join Kateb university as a faculty member, thereby return back to an institute that opened new horizons to me.

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