ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY
Aga Khan University is a unique hybrid: an institution of academic excellence that is also an agent for social development. A leading source of medical, nursing and teacher education, research and public service in the developing world, the University prepares men and women to lead change in their societies and to thrive in the global economy. AKU’s faculty, students and graduates go where the need is greatest, working in informal urban settlements, remote villages and regions where conflict or neglect has decimated basic services. Indeed, in many cases, such communities are their homes.
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 Kingdom. It operates teaching hospitals in Karachi and Nairobi,
Schools of Nursing and Midwifery,
Institutes for Educational Development, the
Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations , the
Graduate School of Media and Communications, the
East African Institute and the
Institute for the Study of 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 University 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 environment. Read more...
Since 1983, AKU has been making a difference in the developing world by enabling promising young men and women to realize their potential and by creating innovative solutions to pressing problems. Read more...