Welcome Message from the President
In so many ways, the Aga Khan University is a powerful force for good.
Here, talented young women and men receive a life-changing education that prepares them to succeed in the global knowledge economy, to lead change at home and abroad and to collaborate with others in a diverse world.
AKU’s cutting-edge research, innovation and practice are helping to address crucial problems facing Africa and Asia, including maternal and child mortality, pandemic diseases, gender inequality and the shortage of high-quality primary and secondary education.
Every year, approximately 2 million people rely on our hospitals and health centres for everything from primary care to neurosurgery.
In all of the regions in which we work, AKU strives to meet international standards of excellence in higher education and health care delivery – and to inspire other organizations to do likewise. At the same time, we provide millions of dollars in patient welfare and financial assistance to ensure that cost does not prevent access to our hospitals and academic programmes.
In an era of division, AKU works to increase understanding and collaboration across borders and boundaries of all kinds. We have a long record of successfully partnering with world-renowned universities, leading global institutions and local and national governments.
For all these reasons, and for many others, I am proud to serve as President of the Aga Khan University.
Dr Sulaiman Shahabuddin
President and Vice-Chancellor