Aga Khan Univer​sity is a unique hybrid: an institution of academic excellence that is also an agent for social development. A leading source of me​dical, nursing and teacher education​, research and public service in the developing world, the University prepares men and women to le​​ad ​change in their societies and to thrive in the global economy. ​

Guided by the principles of impact, quality, relevance and access, the University has campuses and programmes in Pakistan​, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Afghanistan and the United Kingd​o​m. It operates teaching hospitals in Karachi and Nairobi, Schools of Nursing and Midwifery, Medical Colleges, Institutes for Educational Development, the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations , the Graduate School of Media and Communications, the East Africa Institute and the Institute for​ Human Development. 

AKU also runs an Examination Board ​and manages the French Medical Institute for Children in Kabul, Afghanistan.

At AKU, students flourish in a welcoming, supportive environment that embraces pluralism, demands excellence and encourages leadership, teamwork, intellectual curiosity, debate and direct engagement with real-world problems. Admission to the University is based on merit, without regard to financial need.​​​​​​​​​​


Aga Khan Universi​ty operates on the values of quality, relevance, impact and access to build an environment that fosters intellectual freedom, distinction in scholarship, pluralism, compassion and humanity's collective responsibility for a sustainable physical, social and cultural environme​nt. ​​Read more...​​​


Since 1983, AKU has been ma​king a difference in the developing world by enabling promising young men and women to realize their potential and by creating innovative so​lutions to pressing problems.​ ​Read more...​​​​​​​​​


  • ​2,21​3​ students
  • 14,245​ alu​​mni
  • Over two-third​s of our graduates are women
  • 13,300+ faculty and s​taff
  • Programmes in six countries: Pakistan, Afghan​is​tan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and the United Kingdom​​​​​​​​​​


AKU aims to create a dynamic teaching and learning environment with state-of-the-art facilities across all its campuses


From research achievements to quality in academics and healthcare, AKU has earned recognition both nationally and internationally.

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