The Aga Khan University with time has evolved as an internationally recognised university. Our unique model links campuses and faculty across three continents viz. Africa, Asia, Europe.
The Aga Khan University strives for relevance and quality in developing its programmes of service, education and research. In order to provide a framework of reference to guide the nature of research undertaken by faculty towards meaningful discovery, assessment and application of knowledge for society, the University has adopted for the Faculty of Health Sciences, the overarching theme of Social and Economic Determinants of Health. Inevitably the thematic consideration will require multiple disciplines to be engaged in the understanding and solution of questions that are worthy of the effort, time and resources for research. Taking into consideration the capacity and interests of the University for growth and application of knowledge, the following sub-themes have been identified:
- Maternal and newborn child health
- Non-communicable diseases, including cancer
- Infection, immunity and inflammation
- Human development, including early child development
- Stem cell biology
Over the coming years, AKU will continue to devote much of its energy to the development and fostering of internationally competitive quality research, focusing on local challenges which has global relevance.