Investing in Excellence with Your Support

Thank you.

You responded with extraordinary enthusiasm and generosity when we shared our plans to serve more people, provide scholarships for deserving students, enhance quality, boost research capacity, expand our campuses and grow into a comprehensive university. We celebrate your support and all that it is making possible.

The University received donation pledges totalling US$ 57.9 million in 2013–2014, including its largest private donation (US$ 20 million, the Hashoo Foundation), largest individual alu​mni donation (US$ 2.5 million, Dr Amyna Sultan and Mohamed Sultan) and largest alumni class donation (US$ 500,000, Medical College Class of 1988). Recently, it received a C$ 1 million gift from entrepreneur Ross Beaty of Canada to support environmental journalism in East Africa. In addition, a donor who wishes to remain anonymous has pledged US$ 10 million for development of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences campus in Arusha, Tanzania.

The University’s Stadium Road Campus Capital Campaign exceeded its target, attracting pledges of US$ 27.6 million from 114 donors. Their investment is increasing the availability of high-quality health care and underwriting research aimed at solving pressing public health problems facing the developing world.

The campaign is making possible the expansion of neonatal and paediatric intensive care services, purchase of advanced diagnostic equipment, completion of cutting-edge operating rooms and the construction of the Matiari Research and Training Centre in Sindh province to allow researchers to identify ways to improve the health of vulnerable mothers and children. It also raised funds for the Centre of Excellence for Cardiac Sciences to expand access to cardiac care and provide space for research.

 ​In addition, the University secured US$ 123.8 million in grants and loans. Loans for Stadium Road capital projects were received from the US government’s Overseas Private Investment Corporation (US$ 30 million) and from Agence Française de Développement (US$ 16 million). Future additions to the campus include the New Private Wing and the Centre of Excellence for Maternal and Child Health, which will integrate clinical services, research and education.

The University continues to benefit from the support of the Government of Canada – AKU’s largest source of funding after its Chancellor. Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), through KfW, the German development bank, is providing a €14 million grant for the Graduate School of Media and Communications and a €17.2 million grant for the School of Nursing and Midwifery, East Africa. In Afghanistan, the Government of France joined AKDN and La Chaîne de l’Espoir to build the Women’s Wing at the AKU-managed French Medical Institute for Children. 

AKU is enormously grateful to all of its supporters. It is especially indebted to its Chancellor, His Highness the Aga Khan, whose unwavering vision and generosity launched the University more than 30 years ago and have sustained it ever since.

​Stadium Road Capital Campaign Gifts of US$ 100,000 or more

  • Abdullah Foundation – Sapphire Group

  • Adamjee Foundation

  • Akbar Ali Hashwani & Family

  • Altaf M. Saleem

  • Arif Hashwani

  • Artistic Milliners

  • Bashir Dawood

  • Bashir Nathoo

  • Bibojee Group of Companies

  • Candy Land – Ismail Industries Ltd.

  • Dr Amyna Sultan OBE and Mohamed Sultan OBE

  • English Biscuit Manufacturers (Pvt.) Ltd.

  • Exide Pakistan Ltd.

  • Fatima Fertilizer Company

  • Faysal Bank Ltd.

  • Ghouse Akbar

  • Gul Ahmed Textile Mills Ltd.

  • Habib Bank Ltd.

  • Haji Kassam Teli Family

  • Hasanali and Gulbanoo Lakhani Foundation

  • Hascol Petroleum Ltd.

  • Hashoo Foundation

  • Iqbal Alimohamed

  • Kashif Merchant – GEMCO

  • Khalid Nawaz Awan

  • Liberty Textile Mills Ltd.

  • Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation

  • Mian S. Mohammad Din & Family

  • Mariam and Ehsan Malik

  • Midas Safety

  • Nashir Boghani & Family

  • Mumtaz Muslim

  • National Bank of Pakistan

  • National Foods Ltd.

  • Naveena Exports Ltd.

  • Orient Electronics (Pvt.) Ltd.

  • Pakistan State Oil

  • Parveen Kanji Irshad-ud-din

  • Pepsi Cola International (Pvt.) Ltd.

  • Philips Electrical Industries of Pakistan Ltd.

  • S. M. Pervez

  • Sadruddin Hashwani

  • Shaukat Tarin

  • Shiraz Boghani

  • Sindh Bank Ltd.

  • Soneri Bank Ltd.

  • Soorty Enterprises (Pvt.) Ltd.

  • Tapal Energy (Pvt.) Ltd.

  • Tapal Tea (Pvt.) Ltd

  • Tata Textile Mills Ltd.

  • The Fancy Foundation

  • United Energy Pakistan

  • United Towel Exporters (Pvt.) Ltd.

  • Zafar Siddiqi

  • Zuleikhabai V. M. Gany

  • Rangoonwala Trust

Governments, Foundations and Other Organizations

  • Aga Khan Foundation

  • Agence Française de Developpement

  • Awali Group

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • British Council

  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia

  • Department for International Development, UK

  • Dubai Cares

  • European Commission

  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany

  • Ford Foundation

  • Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Germany

  • Government of Afghanistan

  • Government of Canada

  • Government of France

  • Government of Uganda

  • Government of Zanzibar

  • Grand Challenges Canada

  • International Development Research Centre

  • Japan International Cooperation Agency

  • Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW),Germany

  • The World Bank

  • Lundin Foundation

  • La Chaîne de l’Espoir

  • Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation

  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation (USA)

  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

  • Rockefeller Foundation

  • Rotary Foundation

  • Roshan Telecom

  • Room to Read

  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

  • United Nations Development Programme

  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

  • United Nations Population Fund

  • United States Agency for International Development

  • World Health Organization

  • Netherlands Organization for International Development Cooperation

  • Fogarty International Center (USA)

  • National Institutes of Health

  • Johnson & Johnson
     

Partners

  • Academics without Borders Canada

  • Catholic University of Portugal

  • Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa

  • Deutsche Welle

  • Ghazanfar Institute of Health Sciences (Afghanistan)

  • The Hospital for Sick Children (Canada)

  • Johns Hopkins University

  • Lubna Shazi

  • Karolinska Institutet

  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

  • Open University of Tanzania

  • Red River College (Canada)

  • Simon Fraser University

  • University of Alberta

  • University of British Columbia

  • University of California, San Francisco

  • University of the Fraser Valley (Canada)

  • University of Oxford

  • University of Toronto

  • University of Victoria

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology