Subjects may be isolated, but knowledge is not. Concentrating our resources on thematic areas of research enables us to build a momentum of adept understanding that is required to make noteworthy contributions to the body of knowledge.
Given the unique model of AKU – a university of the developing world – focus on research meant identifying areas where its work would have the most impact. The University's thematic areas of research are based on contemporary challenges currently facing the world today. As years come and the scope of AKU's academic endevaours widen, research themes have been further etched and adapted to be more inclusive.