About Us

About Us

Celebrating 20 years of excellence and service!

Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED) offers a variety of graduate and professional development programmes for teachers and other education professionals.
Graduate programmes include a PhD programme and an MEd programme.
Professional development programmes include:
  • Advanced Diploma in Education: Educational Leadership and Management
  • Advanced Diploma in Education: Curriculum Areas
  • Certificate in Education: Educational Leadership and Management
  • Certificate in Education: Curriculum Areas
  • Continuing Professional Education courses
A Research and Policy Studies (RAPS) Unit strengthens the Institute's role as a significant international research institution. RAPS promotes high quality research and policy analysis and to create opportunities for dialogue and deliberation regarding educational issues.

AKU-IED has been extensively engaged in building the capacity of the government sector in Pakistan. Its federal and provincial governments have been particularly encouraging of AKU-IED's various initiatives to improve teaching practices at a grass-roots level, organise policy discussions and conduct research.

Faculty development is crucial to ensuring a strong future for the Institute. Faculty members are encouraged to participate in academic and planning committees, joint programmes and research with other institutions, and national and international conferences to disseminate knowledge.

A significant initiative of the institute is the establishment of Professional Development Centres in Karachi, Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan, and a Professional Teacher Association Network.​ 

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Nurturing future educational leaders!

  • AKU-IED is a centre of excellence for in-service teacher education.
  • High-caliber internationally qualified faculty.
  • Opportunities to interact with national/international scholars through seminars & conferences.
  • Emphasis on developing research and classroom inquiry skills.
  • Study and learn from students of diverse backgrounds.
  • Updated library collection on education & teacher education. ​