Teaching and Research 

AKU prides itself on its high-quality teaching and high-impact research. Your gift in support of our faculty is vital to our efforts to advance knowledge and provide students with the best instruction possible.

AKU’s research has a real-world world impact. In rural Pakistan, it has saved an estimated 11,000 lives. It has led to the introduction of life-saving vaccines. It has reduced polio cases in hard-to-reach areas. And it has shaped national and international health policy and practice. Six of Pakistan’s top-10 health researchers are AKU faculty members, according to the Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, and their work has been published in the world’s top medical journals.  

The impact of our faculty’s teaching can be seen in the careers of our graduates. From remote rural clinics in Africa and Asia to the laboratories and classrooms of Ivy League universities, they are earning a reputation as leaders and innovators. 

We welcome your support for the work of our faculty, whether in maternal and child health, stem cell research, cancer, heart disease, early childhood education, school improvement, governance in Muslim contexts, East African public policy, or other areas. 


“The university that is both rooted both in the developing world and capable of conducting inquiry at the cutting edge – that combines local insight with global excellence – can make unique contributions to knowledge.”

Dr. Haile T. Debas, Chairman pro-tem, The Aga Khan University Board of Trustees


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