Center for Afghanistan Studies
America’s primary cultural and scholarly link with the nation of Afghanistan.
Working to empower Afghans to develop their economy and civil society, as well as to study and promote the uniquely beautiful cultures of Afghanistan.
The Center for Afghanistan Studies is UNO’s primary hub for academic research and academic capacity development programs and activities in Afghanistan and the region.
- Kabul University - Balkh University Communication Partnership
- Kabul Polytechnic University Partnership
- Geography and Geology
- Immersion Seminars
- Journalism Partnership
- UNO-Pakistan Universities Academic Linkages Project
- UNO-Pakistan Excellence and Achievement (TEA) English Language Teacher Exchange
- Teacher Training
- Afghanistan Transboundary Water Resources
- UNO-AUAF Partnership Project
- Women in University Administration Program
Four Decades in Afghanistan
Through war and peace, destitution and reconstruction, the University of Nebraska Omaha's (UNO) Center for Afghanistan Studies and its partners have been on the ground in Afghanistan – printing textbooks, training teachers and journalists, and advising U.S. government officials.
The center’s team members have deep roots in Afghanistan. Many were born and raised there, later working and raising families amid history-making events.
Others have spent nearly their entire professional lives studying the country’s culture and geography, visiting its cities and villages, and working with Afghans.
All are deeply committed to preserving Afghanistan’s heritage and developing its economy and civil society.
Facts About Afghanistan
- Population: 35,526,562
- Capital: Kabul; 2,956,000
- Area: 652,090 square kilometers (251,773 square miles)
- Language: Pashtu, Afghan Persian (Dari), Uzbek, Turkmen, 30 minor languages
- Religion: Sunni and Shia Muslim
- Currency: Afghani
- Life Expectancy: 59/62 men/women (WHO) 62 (WB)
- GDP per Capita: U.S. $717
- Literacy Percent: 36%