University Archives

About Us

The Aga Khan University Archives serves as the repository for the historical records and materials of Aga Khan University and its affiliated institutions. Established in 2023, the archives play a vital role in preserving and providing access to the rich history, achievements, and contributions of AKU to education, healthcare, and research in the regions it serves.


Our mission is to collect, preserve, and make accessible the institutional memory of Aga Khan University. By documenting the university's development, activities, and impact, we support research, teaching, and learning, and foster a deeper understanding of AKU's role in advancing knowledge and improving lives.


The AKU Archives houses a diverse range of materials, including administrative records, photographs, publications, audiovisual materials, oral histories, and artifacts. Our collections document various aspects of the university's history, including its founding and growth, academic programs, research endeavors, healthcare initiatives, and community engagement efforts.


We provide a range of services to support research, teaching, and learning:

  1. Access to archival materials for researchers, scholars, students, and the public.

  2. Reference assistance and research support from our knowledgeable staff.

  3. Reproduction services for digital copies of archival materials.

  4. Outreach and educational programming, including exhibits, workshops, and lectures.

Online Access

Explore our digital collections and resources online, including searchable catalogs, digital exhibits, and research guides. Our website offers convenient access to a wealth of historical materials related to Aga Khan University and its impact on society.

Get Involved

We welcome donations of materials related to Aga Khan University's history, as well as contributions from individuals and organizations interested in preserving and promoting the university's heritage. Contact us to learn more about donating materials or getting involved with the AKU Archives.

Contact Us

For inquiries, research assistance, or to schedule a visit, please contact us at ​ or +92-21-34864063. Our dedicated staff are here to assist you in exploring the rich history of Aga Khan University.

Thank you for visiting the Aga Khan University Archives. We look forward to assisting you in your research and exploration of AKU's past and present.