The Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations was founded in 2002, as an educational and research unit within the
Aga Khan University (International). The Institute advances the University’s commitment to academic excellence and social development. AKU-ISMC’s ambitious remit is to carry out excellent research and teaching that can enable future and current leaders to effectively address complex challenges facing the world.
The Aga Khan University (AKU) was inaugurated in 1983 and today the University has campuses in six countries, Afghanistan, Kenya, Pakistan, Tanzania, Uganda, and the United Kingdom. The focus at AKU is on Health Sciences and Education, and the University is part of the
Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).