Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan

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Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan
Persian: آکادمی علوم افغانستان
Pashto: د علومو اکاډمي نښه
Government agency overview
Formed1978; 45 years ago (1978)
Government agency executive

The Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan (ASA) (Persian: آکادمی علوم افغانستان, romanizedakademi elom afghanistan, Pashto: د علومو اکاډمي نښه) is the official government agency of Afghanistan that regulates the Pashto and Dari Persian[2] languages spoken in Afghanistan. It also works with Tajikistan and Iran's official government agencies to regulate literature.

The Academy was founded in 1978 by Dr. Gul Mohammed Noorzai, a historian, writer, and linguist as a result of the merging of older academic associations.[3] The Academy has more than 300 research fellows, divided into three main groups: social science, natural sciences, and Islamic studies.

During years of civil war many research institutes in Afghanistan have been destroyed. The ASA building as well lacks adequate infrastructure, laboratories, equipment and libraries.[4]



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  1. ^ "د علومو اکاډمي نوی رئيس شيخ الحديث مولوي فريدالدين محمود معرفي شو | ASA".
  2. ^ "یگانه‌گی روش املای زبان فارسی دری در افغانستان یک نیاز جدّی‌ست" (in Persian). BBC.
  3. ^ "Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan (ASA)". Interacademics. Archived from the original on 26 January 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Afghan academy appeals for help in reviving science". SciDevNet. Retrieved 30 May 2014.

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