America’s primary cultural and scholarly link with the nation of Afghanistan.
Empowering Afghans to develop their economy and civil society, as well as to study and promote the uniquely beautiful cultures of Afghanistan.
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.
In the News
Afghanistan's Progress Aided by US Academic Center - Voice of America
Fun 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 percent