In pomp and colour across its campuses around the world, the Aga Khan University unveiled its 40th anniversary identity
with the tagline – Onwards.
AKU’s Office of Strategic Communications in collaboration with the Aga Khan Development Network Communications team, led the development of this emblem.
“The tagline encapsulates what these 40 years signify and what is in store for the future,” said Mr Karim Sayani, Director, Communications at AKU. “A lot went into it and we thank the many – around our global campuses - who voiced their thoughts.”
Established in 1983 as Pakistan’s first private university, AKU has had tremendous growth with expansions to Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Afghanistan and the United Kingdom.
“Onwards expresses the confidence that AKU’s past instils in us, and the enthusiasm with which we look to the future. We are travelling toward the vision of our Chancellor, His Highness the Aga Khan. As he once said, AKU’s goal is to be “on the frontiers of scientific and humanistic knowledge, radiating intelligence and confidence, research and graduates, into flourishing economies and progressive legal and political systems,” said AKU President Dr Sulaiman Shahabuddin.
Today, AKU has expanded its programmes far beyond the health sciences into education, Muslim civilisations, media and communications, arts and sciences, and much more. AKU now cares for more than two million patients annually in hospitals that boast of international accreditations, which speak to high standards of quality.
“We see our 40th as an opportunity to honour and recognize the people who have made AKU what it is today: our faculty, staff, students, alumni, supporters and partners. If AKU has a lot to celebrate, it's because they and their predecessors have done things worth celebrating,” said the AKU Provost and Vice President Academic, Dr Carl Amrhein.
The celebrations will officially kick off in March 2023 and will run for a year. Relive the moments from the unveiling ceremony here