​Dr Anjum Halai​

Regional Vice-Provost Asia and UK and Founding Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences (2018-2022)​



D.Phil, Education (Mathematics) Department of Education, Oxford University, UK
Masters,Education (Mathematics), Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development Pakistan


Nevaisha- AKU Leadership Advance May 2010

Current areas of teaching

Research Methods in Education
Mathematics Education
Teacher Education

Research interests

Anjum is an international education specialist with strong experience of leading and managing large international research and development projects with partners in Low Income Countries such as Pakistan and Tanzania and those in High Income Countries such as Canada and the UK (E.g. Social Science and Humanities Research Council Canada SSHRC Award #890-210-0027 and Economic and Social Research Council UK Award ES/N010515/1). Her research interests are:
• Issues of social justice in education due to exclusion on the basis of language, gender, conflict or other factors
• Teaching and learning in mathematics classrooms in low income countries


Professor, Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development 2012-to date
Visiting Research Fellow, Sussex University Centre for International Education UK- 2016
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Education University of Alberta Canada 2011-2016
Associate Professor, Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development, 2007 - 2012
Visiting Scholar, Comparative and International Education Centre, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education Canada, Nov 2005
Assistant Professor, Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development, 2003-2007
Senior Instructor, at Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development, 1998-2002

Professional associations

Africa Regional Congress of ICMI on Mathematical Education (AFRICME)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
East Africa Mathematics Education Research Network (EAMERN)
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME)
Mathematics Association of Pakistan (MAP)
Pakistan Association of Research in Education (PARE)​​

Contact Information

Tel: +92 21 3493 0051 (Karachi)
Email: anjum.halai@aku.edu