His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of the Aga Khan University, reviewing the master plan and design for a new 42-acre campus on Sam Nujoma Road which will house both the Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development serving master’s level students and an Aga Khan Academy for middle and secondary school students. - Photo: AKDN / Zahur Ramji

Knowledge Diplomacy: Aga Khan University expansion in East Africa to transform Arusha into a Regional Intellectual Epicenter

AKU’s ambitious 15 years plan includes a significant commitment of global resources to the East African region though the expansion of the University’s presence in Arusha, transforming the East African Community’s capital into a “regional intellectual epicenter“. This grand vision was shared by the AKU Chancellor, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan; Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Head of the Social Welfare Department of…

Tanzania's Vice-President, Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal with Prince Karim Aga Khan. On the right is the MP for Tabora North, Mr Shaffin Sumar. Behind His Highness is the Ismaili Council for Tanzania President Aitmadi Jehangir Bhaloo. Photo by VPO

Tanzania’s Vice President shares a light moment with His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV

THE Vice-President, Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal, shares a light moment with the spiritual leader of the Ismailia Community and Founder of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Prince Karim Aga Khan, who paid a courtesy call on him at the State House in Dar es Salaam on Sunday. The Aga Khan was on a four-day visit to Tanzania, the itinerary for which included…

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Invitation to Apply for Senior Position advertised by AKU, Karachi

Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship,​ Department of Resource Development Aga Khan University, Pakistan This position is responsible for creating meaningful opportunities to engage donors from all “walks of life” and has a significant effect on the University’s ability to recognize and retain current and future donors—which, in turn, affects private giving that enables the University…

Thomas Burkhalter: 'Out of the absurdity of life'

Aga Khan University’s Sixth Sense Forum presents Thomas Burkhalter: ‘Out of the absurdity of life’

As part of Aga Khan University’s Sixth Sense Forum (6sf) lecture series, Thomas Burkhalter — an ethnomusicologist, music journalist and cultural producer from Bern, Switzerland gave a multimedia presentation titled ‘Out of the Absurdity of Life’ on June 12 in the university’s auditorium. Burkhalter’s presentation comprised music and sounds from all across the world which…

At Aga Khan University Karachi: Thomas Burkhalter from Switzerland speaks about effects of globalisation on music

Aga Khan University Karachi: Thomas Burkhalter speaks about effects of globalisation on music

“Many people think that changes in music brought about by globalisation are negative. They feel that the sounds are not too melodious and reflect a burst of energy and anger, something that is not conventionally associated with the traditional definition of music. In fact, it’s quite the reverse,” said Thomas Burkhalter on Thursday. Burkhalter, who…

SFU summer program explores Muslim cultures

SFU summer program explores Muslim cultures

Say the word “Islam” in Canada and the most familiar images that come to mind are of covered women, bearded men, and perhaps associations with various armed groups around the world, from the Taliban to Boko Haram. These images have been highlighted and repeated until they seem to be not only representative of the world’s…

Aga Khan Hospital MRI Radiology and Physiotherapy Unit - Tharani Associates

Aga Khan Hospital MRI Radiology and Physiotherapy Unit – Tharani Associates

Healthcare architecture has taken a paradigm shift towards ensuring that patient-care and staff comfort are of paramount and equal importance within the hospital environment. The extension to the Aga Khan Hospital facilities with the additional of the Aga Khan Hospital MRI Radiology and Physiotherapy Unit by Tharani Associates lends itself to this  architectural school of…

Aga Khan University in partnership with Rotary - First Graduating Class in Scholarship Program

Aga Khan University in partnership with Rotary – First Graduating Class in Scholarship Program

NAIROBI, Kenya (12 February, 2014) — With more than 50 percent of women in the developing world delivering babies without the assistance of skilled health personnel, Rotary, a global humanitarian service organization; and Aga Khan University (AKU), a private non-denominational university; are together increasing access to trained health professionals for mothers and infants in East…

NEW VIDEO/AUDIO: His Highness the Aga Khan's remarks at the Summit on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (Toronto, Canada)

NEW VIDEO/AUDIO/TEXT: His Highness the Aga Khan’s remarks at the Summit on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (Toronto, Canada)

Today in Toronto, Canada, at the Summit on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, an initiative of the Canadian Government, His Highness the Aga Khan delivered a short, but dense set of opening remarks as one of the keynote speakers. The Aga Khan highlighted key strategies for success in maternal, newborn and child health, stressing the…