​About Us

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies is the central coordination entity which supports the overall vision of the University to conduct research that contributes to the global body of knowledge and advances public policy in response to the real needs of communities and people in the developing world.

The Office facilitates research that enhances the knowledge-building environment by: 

  • ​Disseminating grant funding information to all University researchers

  • Supporting researchers through the process of preparing grant applications

  • Ensuring that research meets the highest ethical and quality standards through open transparent process

  • Acting as a central office for electronic​ submissions to organizations like NIH, The Well-come Trust, etc.

  • Reviewing the progress report and final audit

  • Facilitating GRC and providing support to URC

  • Keeping a track of publications

  • Providing laboratory, equipment and animal research facility

  • Providing space for thesis writing

  • Providing resources: forms, guidelines, policies

  • Administering and implementing graduate policies

​We provide web communications and publications from the Office. We manage:

  • Research Outlook 

  • Research Newsflash​ 

  • Research Grants & Funding Opportunities Bulletin

Our mission is to circ​ulate news, information and stories related to research work at AKU. If you have a story to share, contact us​.​​

Subscribe to know m​ore about research projects, funding opportunities and recent developments in the research facilities.


We provide helpdesk facility for researchers which is a gateway for all queries related to research.

Queries are properly attended to and followed up.

Please call +92 21 3493 0051 Ext. 4111

Time: From 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (local Karachi time)

Days: Monday through Friday​​


First Floor, Juma Building

The Aga Khan University

P.O. Box 3500, Stadium Road,

Karachi 74800, Pakistan

Tel: +92 21 3493 0051 Ext. 4912

Fax: +92 21 3493 4294, 3493 2095

​​​research.office@aku.edu | graduate.studies@aku.edu