Aga Khan University (AKU), chartered in 1983 as Pakistan’s first private international university, is committed to providing academic programmes, research and service of high quality for the development of human resources that respond to the problems/needs that are relevant to the developing world.
Established in 1980, AKU-SON is the first academic component of the University. Since its inception, AKU-SON has played a pivotal role in changing public perceptions towards the nursing profession and has established in Pakistan an internationally acceptable model for nursing education and practice. At present, AKUSON conducts four academic programmes: General Nursing (R.N.) Diploma (3 years), B.Sc.N. (4 years), Post,R.N. B.Sc.N. (2 years) and M.Sc.N (2 years). The School currently has an enrollment of about 470 students. AKUSON graduates are working in leadership positions nationally as well as internationally in UK, USA, Africa etc.
AKU is part of Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of developmental agencies working in the area of education, health, culture, rural and economic development; primarily in Asia, Africa and Central Asia aimed at improving the living conditions and opportunities for the poor, irrespective of caste, colour or creed.
While each agency pursues its own mandate, all of them work together within the overarching framework of AKDN hence the Aga Khan University (AKU) is also committed to support the agencies of AKDN in whichever way possible.
In Syria, programmes of the AKDN span six provinces (Aleppo, Damascus, Hama, Lattakia, Sweida and Tartous), serving both rural and urban populations. Al-Baath University, based in Hama, Syria, was established in 1979. It aims to provide excellent learning environment for the preparation of qualified human cadres of artists, intellectuals and scientists. AKU and Al-Baath University are working towards strengthening nursing services and creating appropriate clinical training sites for nurses in Hama, Syria.
Aga Khan University invites applications for the position of Technical Advisor, BScN programme (based in Hama, Syria).