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  Kabul - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kabul (34°32′ N 69°10′ E, Kâb'l, in Persian کابل) is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan with a population variously estimated at 2 to 4 million.
Kabul's population is multicultural and multi-ethnic, reflecting the diversity of Afghanistan, with Pashtuns, Tajiks, and Hazaras all comprising the bulk of the city's population.
Kabul was captured by the Taliban in September, 1996, publicly lynching ex-president Najibullah, repressing the city's dangerously literate populace and effectively moving the capital to Kandahar.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kabul   (1419 words)

 Kabul: Capital of Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Kabul is on the Kabul River, situated at an elevation of about 1800 m (about 5900 ft) making it one of the highest capital cities in the World.
Kabul University (founded in 1932) had been the country's most important institute of higher education prior to its closure due to war in 1992.
Kabul was occupied by troops of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in 1979; the USSR withdrew from Afghanistan on Feb. 15, 1989.
www.afghan-network.net /Culture/kabul.html   (432 words)

 Encyclopedia: Kabul
The first records of Kabul are a mention of the Kubha River around 1200BC and reference to a settlement named Kabura by the Persian Achaemenids around 300BC.
Kabul then fell under the sway of the Kushans, though they placed their summer capital at Bagram, north of Kabul.
The Kabul Museum is a museum in Kabul, Afghanistan.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Kabul   (3977 words)

 ipedia.com: Kabul Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Kabul is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan with a population variously estimated at 2 to 4 million.
Kabul (Käbool, Kbool) is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan with a population variously estimated at 2 to 4 million.
In 1932 Kabul University opened, and the 1950s saw the streets of the city paved with Russian assistance.
www.ipedia.com /kabul.html   (1291 words)

 Asia Times
University students attempted another demonstration Tuesday to express anger at the deaths of their colleagues, but police broke up the protest with water cannons and by firing shots into the air.
He said the university should not be a place for politics or ideology and that the student actions will jeopardize international support for the university, thereby achieving the goal, he said, of the extremist groups.
Later, a group of university students said, on condition of anonymity, that they do not trust Mahmood and don't believe he is speaking in their best interests.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Central_Asia/DK15Ag01.html   (1172 words)

 Kabul University -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Kabul University is located in (The capital and largest city of Afghanistan; located in eastern Afghanistan) Kabul, (A mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south) Afghanistan and was founded 1931, opened 1932 and formally established in 1947.
In the mid- (The decade from 1990 to 1999) 1990s, the university was a battle ground between the
In the (The decade from 1960 to 1969) 1960s foreign-educated scholars populated the campus, exposing the new Afghan generation to topics such as (A political theory favoring collectivism in a classless society) communism, (A doctrine that advocates equal rights for women) feminism and (An economic system based on private ownership of capital) capitalism.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/k/ka/kabul_university.htm   (443 words)

 Rising from the Ashes
The tree-lined lane that led to Kabul University was still there, but the bustling campus that McNamara remembered was now a gutted ruin of laboratories and classrooms instead.
Kabul University was once a premier institution of higher education in central Asia.
During the 1990s, the Kabul campus was on the front line of a long-and-bloody Afghan civil war.
www.agriculture.purdue.edu /agricultures/past/summer2002/features/feature_02.html   (390 words)

 Kabul University On-Air: UNESCO-CI
Kabul University’s new campus FM radio station, media library and computer training and Internet centre for journalism students have been inaugurated as the highlight of UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Day activities in Afghanistan.
The inauguration ceremony, held on the 4th May, 2004 was officiated by the Minister of Higher Education, Sharif Fayez, the Rector of Kabul University, Mohammed Akbar Popal, the Dean of the Faculty of Journalism, Kazem Ahang, and UNESCO Country Director, Martin Hadlow.
The Rector of Kabul University, Professor Popal, and the Dean of the Faculty, Professor Ahang, recalled the situation two years ago when the Faculty premises were almost devoid of equipment and materials.
portal.unesco.org /ci/ev.php?URL_ID=15687&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201   (676 words)

Tensions at Kabul University have eased after three days of student protests over poor living conditions that resulted in the deaths of at least two students.
Kabul, 13 November 2002 (RFE/RL) -- Mohammad Wakil is a 27-year-old medical student at Kabul University.
University students attempted another demonstration yesterday to express anger at the deaths of their colleagues, but police broke up the protest with water cannons and by firing shots into the air.
www.rferl.org /features/2002/11/13112002154242.asp   (1281 words)

 Inside Purdue: Rebuilding Kabul University in Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Other U.S. universities are expected to follow, but Purdue recently became the first to commit formally to help rebuild Kabul University in Afghanistan.
Kabul University has no professors with doctoral degrees and only one with a master's degree.
Despite the enormous rebuilding task ahead, signs of progress already are evident at Kabul University, such as the participation of 4,000 prospective students in its recent entrance exam.
www.purdue.edu /periodicals/insidepurdue/ip2002/020226.tyner_afghanistan.html   (324 words)

 SASNET: Kabul University
Kabul University is located in a big and beautiful campus area east of the city centre.
Four German universities are involved in these programmes, and the goal is to establish working PhD sandwich programmes between these German institutions and the University of Kabul.
The Balkh University, the second largest of Afghanistan with faculties in medicine, engineering, economics, journalism, literature, law and science, was mostly unaffected by the long war, and only came into trouble after the Taliban take-over of north Afghanistan.
www.sasnet.lu.se /kabul3.html   (1992 words)

 The Chronicle: Daily news: 09/21/2001 -- 05
At one time, the university was a haven for intellectuals, scholars, and students from around Afghanistan and Central Asia, but the Soviet invasion in 1979 and the crippling civil wars since the Soviets left, in 1989, have plunged this country and its chief university back into the intellectual darkness of medieval times.
Kabul University was for a time a killing zone, says its chancellor, Hajj Maulvi Pir Muhammad Rohani, a rugged-looking Afghan who wears a faded saffron turban and, like many traditional Afghan men, a thick layer of cerulean eyeliner.
The dormitories at Kabul University are still damaged from the civil war.
chronicle.com /free/2001/09/2001092105n.htm   (1361 words)

 Kabul University Gets a Computer Center
KABUL, Afghanistan - Students studying in the well-worn classrooms of Kabul University used to get their class materials by straining to hear professors dictate pages of notes and scribbling feverishly to keep up.
Kabul University, like the city that surrounds it, is trying to bring back a semblance of normalcy, even when that means something as basic as making a photocopy.
No one knows when the university last had a photocopier, but many believe it was looted during the warfare of the 1990s —; a time when furniture, lab equipment, and even electrical wires from the walls were pilfered.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/820963/posts   (1105 words)

 NATO Security through Science: Afghanistan links to the Virtual Silk Highway - 10 October 2004
Kabul University is the leading academic research establishment in the country, and is home to 50% of the university students in Kabul.
Further equipment and radio infrastructure are being installed in Kabul, to provide the technical capabilities for a total of eight institutes in the Kabul area to be connected to the Silk Highway network in the coming months.
Akbar Popal, is the coordinator in Afghanistan, in cooperation with Dr. Robert Janz of Groningen University, the Netherlands.
www.nato.int /science/news/2004/n041010a.htm   (295 words)

 The Purdue Exponent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The two reasons that Purdue is helping Kabul University are members of the committee believe that it is the right thing to do and they know that they have the skills and commitment needed for the project.
They average day for a student at Kabul University doesn't offer electricity, running water or telephone services for them to use in their classrooms, but the university has continued to hold classes during the war.
"Kabul is now considered a safe place but some of the surrounding areas are still unsure, but later on as things get more secure we'll consider sending them to other areas," he said.
www.purdueexponent.org /2002/02/14/campus   (548 words)

 BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | Kabul studies uncertain future
The huge scale of this task is illustrated by the state of Afghanistan's main educational institution, Kabul University.
Kabul University was once one of the finest places of learning in Asia.
But as Kabul was engulfed in fighting during the early nineties, the campus became a battlefield.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/world/south_asia/newsid_1681000/1681896.stm   (569 words)

 BBC News | FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT | Studying history at Kabul University
An old Kabul University professor I know, a tall, thin man with a greying beard, loves to talk of the years when he was a student on the campus.
The university had barely begun to recover from the impact of the fighting when the Taleban took control of Kabul - and the campus along with it - five years ago.
The whole university is on its knees, haunted by memories of a happier past.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/south_asia/1712607.stm   (918 words)

 DefendAmerica News - Article
Kabul University has seen some of the most turbulent times, although it’s been a hub of culture, growth and power since its establishment.
Kabul University is the largest educational institution in Afghanistan.
The university had barely begun to recover from the impact of factional fighting when the Taliban took control of Kabul, along with the campus, in 1995.
www.defendamerica.gov /articles/may2003/a051303b.html   (1063 words)

 Afgha.com - Kabul University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
KABUL — The medical reference text behind a glass cabinet in Kabul University's library lies open to page 272, but a bullet hole punctuates the illustration of different types of gallstones.
Kabul University hopes the two decades of war that destroyed this once important centre of learning in Central Asia are consigned to history as the institution slowly rehabilitates.
In the mid-1990s, it was the frontline of a battle between the fundamentalist Shia Muslim group Hezb-i-Wahdat and supporters of the country's former president, Burhanuddin Rabbani, an alumni.
www.afgha.com /?af=article&sid=36372   (583 words)

 U.S. Newswire : Releases : "The Asia Foundation to Support the New American University of Afghanistan..."   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
KABUL, Afghanistan, March 28 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Asia Foundation signed a grant agreement on March 24, 2005 with the U.S. Agency for International Development to serve as a fiduciary agent for the newly established American University of Afghanistan (AUAf) in Kabul.
The library at the Afghan Education University was renovated and furnished by The Asia Foundation.
The Foundation also supported English language training for university faculty, and a night school degree program at KU for professional Afghan men and women who were unable to complete their university education because they are now holding full-time jobs.
releases.usnewswire.com /GetRelease.asp?id=44949   (760 words)

 International Programs: International Programs Newsletter
Over a year ago, Professor Zarjon Baha, the last dean of the School of Engineering at Kabul University before the Soviet invasion over 20 years ago, now a faculty member in Purdue's School of Technology, was informally contacted by his former colleagues from the University in Kabul who were seeking help for their struggling university.
In some cases holding on to the belief that the university should not be isolated from the rest of the country caused the panelists to face difficult dilemmas.
Sponsored by the Americans, Kabul University's School of Engineering was the best in the country and successfully competed with the Polytechnic Institute, which was funded by the Russians.
www.ippu.purdue.edu /news/preview.cfm?article_id=32   (1965 words)

 Kabul University Children's Center
Later, she taught sociology at Kabul University until the Russian occupation in 1979 forced her to flee.
Now, 23 years later, Zulfacar is determined to rebuild schools and universities in her war-torn land, where more than 70 percent of people are illiterate.
A colleague, Susan Currier, associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Cal Poly, is raising funds to build a child-care center at Kabul University.
kabulucc.calpoly.edu /csm.html   (808 words)

 CSU Newsline - Cal Poly College of Liberal Arts Launches Drive To Aid Kabul University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Zulfacar is a native Afghan who taught at Kabul University before fleeing the country and becoming a U.S. citizen.
The Cal Poly College of Liberal Arts goal in mounting the fund-raising drive is to enable women to study, teach and work as staff at Kabul University, and to provide good care for the children of the university's students and employees.
For details on the Kabul University children's center fund-raising drive, visit the College of Liberal Arts project Web site at http://kabulucc.calpoly.edu or contact Terry San Filippo, public affairs coordinator for the college, (805) 756-1216, Currier at (805) 756-2706, scurrier@calpoly.edu.
www.calstate.edu /newsline/Archive/02-03/021125-SLO.shtml   (551 words)

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Membership and active participation in the emergency Loya Jirga of Jawza 1381, membership of the constitution drafting commission through a decree by the president, participation in the constitutional Loya Jirga, from the beginning of this year after Daikundi was announced to be a province he was appointed as the first governor of the named province.
He has served as a lecturer in Cadet University, Assistant of Protocol of Defense Ministry and during the years of migration as the military assistant of Muhaz-e-Milli, he was the military assistant of the tri-lateral unity, a member of Itehad-e-Mujahiddin, and commander of the Jihadi fronts of Muhaz-e-Milli.
Noor Mohammad Qarqeen s/o Haji Mohammad Qul was born in 1332 in Tepa of Qarqeen district of Jozjan.
www.e-ariana.com /ariana/eariana.nsf/0/6CDBAAEC547AE09C87256F7500609A5F?OpenDocument   (3612 words)

 Afghanistan: University of Kabul Library
Walking through the front door of University of Kabul Library the visitor arrives at three display cases containing books which were partially destroyed during the various wars that occurred between 1979 and 2001.
Some donations of books in foreign languages (especially in English) have been heartwarming, but in interviews with the University’s Fine Arts and Archaeology Faculties it is clear that the real need is for copies of research papers or specialised books in Dari and Pashtu or books in Farsi from Iran.
The English Department of Kabul University was teaching literature without texts, a rather daunting task.
www.culturalprofiles.org.uk /Afghanistan/Directories/Afghanistan_Cultural_Profile/-655.html   (556 words)

 Afghan faculty learn at Purdue, receive donated computers, texts
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Four members of the faculty of Kabul University will share the latest in teaching techniques with their colleagues in Afghanistan after spending a few weeks on the Purdue University campus learning current trends in academics and computer-use in the classroom.
The labs will be created at the Education University, the agriculture and engineering departments at Kabul University and at the Polytechnic Institute in Kabul.
Most of Kabul University's academic resources were ravaged during 10 years of Taliban rule and later war.
news.uns.purdue.edu /UNS/html4ever/030505.McNamara.afghan.html   (652 words)

 SWABI: Kabul varsity seeks GIK Institute’s help -DAWN - Local; May 14, 2003
An academic institution, she said like Kabul University was one of the finest institutions but it has stagnated since war destroyed much of the country but now the UNJLC want to rebuild the engineering faculty with the help of various universities and Pakistani universities should also come forward.
She said that she has written to many universities in Europe to help the faculty and the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, is very keen to help the Kabul University.
The universities she said in Europe would be working with donor agencies from Europe and also produce some of their own funds.
www.dawn.com /2003/05/14/local30.htm   (481 words)

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