The Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS) is the oldest academic organization in the United States devoted to the study of Nepal and the surrounding Himalayas in the United States. ANHS was founded in 1971 as the Nepal Studies Association with support from the Ford Foundation. In 1999, the Association changed its name to reflect its members’ interests in the greater Himalayan area. Since 2013, ANHS has maintained the Kathmandu Research Center (KRC), an American Overseas Research Center whose mission is to further education and mutual understanding of the region.
ANHS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by its Constitution and registered with the State of Oregon. We follow the State of Oregon by-laws for non-profit organizations (https://www.oregonlegislature. gov/bills_laws/ors/ors065.html ) and our ANHS Constitution.
ANHS institutional and individual members include universities, colleges, faculty, scholars, development organizations, and students of Nepal and the Himalayas.