​​A Message from President Sulaiman Shahabuddin

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 s​hortage 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. 


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Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees consists of distinguished professionals from a range of industries who oversee AKU's operations and plans for expansion.

Executive Committee ​​

Dr Carl Amrhein​​

Provost and Vice​ President

Ms Wasan ​Miglioran​​za

Vice President
Hu​man Resources​​​​​​​

Dr Shawn Bolouki​​​​

Vice President
Health Services

Mr Al-Karim Haji

​​Vice President, Finance ​& ​​Chief Financial Officer​​


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AKU Leaders
The day-to-day activities, both academic and administrative, of Aga Khan University are overseen by the President and a number of key university officers.

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Contact Us​

Office of the President

Aga Khan University, Stadium Road

P. O. Box 3500, Karachi 74800, Pakistan

T: +92 21 3486 3900 / 3902 | E: president@aku.edu​​​