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 its students to lead 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 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 Africa Institute and
The Institute for Human Development.
AKU also runs an Examination Board and manages the French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children in Kabul, Afghanistan.
At AKU, students flourish in a welcoming, supportive environment that embraces pluralism, demands excellence and encourages leadership, teamwork and direct engagement with real-world problems. Admission to the university is based on merit, without regard to financial need.