​University Awards of Distinction

1985-2021

Distinguished University Professor

The title of Distinguished University Professor has been conferred on just three individuals in AKU’s history. It is reserved for the complete scholar, whose career is characterized by sustained excellence in research, teaching, and service. ​

2002​
2019
2021​​​​

​Dr Camer W. Vellani
Dr Zulfiqar Bhutta
Professor M. Khurshid​​​




University Awards

Year​​

​Hono​rary​ Degrees ​ 

​Professor
Em​eritus

​Award of
Dis​tinction

​Award of Excellence
in Education6

​Award of Excellence
in Research ​

​Innovation Impact
Award of Distinction9

19851


D​r Habib Patel 




1986

D​r Hafdan Mahler3





​19892






1994


​Dr Jack Bryant


​Dr Camer W. Vellani


1995

​Dr Farhat Moazam 


​1996

​Dr Mushtaq Ahmed 


​1997

​Dr Jamsheer Talati


1999

​Dr Andrea Baumann
Ms Ilmia Mughal
Mrs Faiz Alamzaib
Dr Susan French
Ms Minnie Warkentin​



​2000

​Dr David Elliot Bell4,7

​Dr Cheves Smythe



2001

​Mr Shahibzada Yaqub Khan4





2003

​Dr M. Afzal4
Dr Francis X. Sutton4



​​2004

​Dr Ahmad H. Dani4
Dr Ruth K. Pfau3




​​2005

​Dr Paula Herberg

​Dr Zulfiqar Bhutta

2006

​Dr Bo S. Lindblad

D​r M. Perwaiz Iqbal

​Dr Rabia Hussain

​2007

​Dr Camer S. Vellani

​Dr Richard Pring 



2008

Dr Sheikh Arshad Saeed​




2009

Dr Jamsheer Talati

​Dr Syed M. Husain Jafri

Dr Rukhsana Zuberi 


2010



​Dr Terrence Gibson
Dr Mushtaq Ahmed
Dr Riaz Qureshi

Dr Shaista Khan


​2012

​Dr Abdul Gaffar Billoo
Dr Sadruddin Pardhan

​Dr Yasmin Noorali Amarsi
Dr Zulfiqar Bhutta​



2013

Mr Shamsh Kassim-Lahka5


Dr Thomas Christie

Ms Jacqueline Maria Dias

Dr Anita Kaniz Mehdi Zaidi

​2015

Professor Abdou Filali-Ansary

​Dr M. Memon




Award of Excellence in Teaching & Teaching Leadership Education​8



2019 (All citations)


​Dr Yasmin Noorali Amarsi
Dr Abul Faizi
Dr Neelofar Halai
Dr M​​​. Perwaiz Iqbal 
Dr Murad Moosa Khan

​Mr Asif Fancy
​Dr Amilali Pyarally Gulamhusein
Mr Louis R. Ariano

​Professor Rashida Ahmed

​Dr Rumina Hasan

​2020
(All citations)


​Dr Ata Ullah Khan
​​Dr Iqtidar A. Khan
​Dr Rukhsana W. Zuberi
Dr Shaista Masood Khan
Dr M. Memon
Dr David Taylor
Dr Robert Armstrong

​Dr Iftikhar Salahuddin
Dr Rafat Jan

​Dr M. Tari​q​

​​


​​2021
(All citations)


​​Dr Mushtaq Ahmed ​
Dr Rehana Kamal
Dr Farouk Topa​n 
Dr Joe Lugalla​​

Dr Laila Akbarali Dossa
Dr​ Shehzad Jeeva 

​​ Dr Kulsoom Ghias​

​Dr Syed Asad Ali​Dr Philip Wood ​

Dr Zahra Hasan​
Dr Naveed Yousuf
Dr Azra Nasee​m
Mr Paxpaul M. Mbogori​

​​Total
​8
​27
​20
​12
​6
​4

Notes

1Inaugration of Aga Khan University Hospital

2Aga Khan University First Convocation Ceremony. Held in March 1989

3Doctor of Science (DSc), honoris causa

4Doctor of Letters (DLitt), honoris causa

5Doctof Humane Letters (DHL), honoris causa

6Name of the award changed from Excellence in "Teaching" to "Education" in 2007​

7Awarded posthumously

8Name of the award changed from Excellence in "Education" to "Teaching & Teaching Leadership" in 2019

9Launched in 2021​