Khwaja Muhammad Ahmadzai

Ahmadzai, Khwaja Muhammad

Doctoral student

Topic of Dissertation: Impact of Trade Liberalisation on Economic Growth in Landlocked Low income Countries

I was born in Afghanistan. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Herat University, Afghanistan in 2009 and my Master’s degree in Economics & Management Sciences from Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany in 2013. After the completion of my Master’s in September 2013, I returned to Afghanistan and attended Kandahar University where I started working as an assistant lecturer in the department of International Economics. In September 2014, I applied for the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships offered by the Swiss Government’s State Secretariat for Education Research and Innovation (SERI). However, in the selection process (2015), I was selected as a reserve candidate and did not make it into the main candidates group. In September 2015, I applied again for a Swiss scholarship and in May 2016, I was selected as a scholarship recipient. I am sincerely honoured to become the first Afghan awarded a Swiss Government scholarship in the history of these scholarships, and I am grateful to SERI for their generosity. I am so delighted and pleased to become part of the World Trade Institute (WTI).