Excerpt: “The UCA emerged in 2000 amid an expanding debate about improving the academic standards and social responsibilities of universities in the region. The AKDN and its university in Karachi (Pakistan) served as a prototype of an institution capable of merging the ideas of development and academic excellence. The ambition of delivering the highest possible quality of education to the poorest members of society has been the driving force behind the AKDN projects for many years.
The university’s rise is primarily driven by the strong support of Ismaili diasporas which systematically contribute to numerous education, health and communitarian centers….”
Source: Google Books