Inaugural Founder's Day​

On March 16, 1983, AKU signed its Charter to become Pakistan’s first private university. To commemorate AKU's 40th Anniversary and the Founder and Chancellor's vision, the University celebrated its first ever Founder's Day on March 16, 2023. 

Founder’s Day brings the AKU family together to reconnect to the Founder, His Highness the Aga Khan's vision for the University, which has shaped it into what it is today, and to celebrate our achievements and our impact over the last four decades.

Message from the Founder and Chancellor, His Highness the Aga Khan​​​​

​Delivered by Princess Zahra Aga Khan ​​​​


"We have gathered to celebrate a trio of milestones. This time we have done so on three continents and before a global audience, a testament to the University’s enormous growth and transformation. And if our joy and pride were great in 1983, how much greater they should be today, given all that we have achieved together, and the promise of our graduands," said Princess Zahra Aga Khan. Speaking on behalf of the University’s Chancellor, His Highness the Aga Khan.​​​​




​​​A Transformative Vision

Welcome Address by President

The President pledges to forward the University’s mission of creating and applying new knowledge.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​




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