Successful Operation at Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan: Conjoined twins separated through surgery

A rare and successful operation at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan: Conjoined twins separated through surgery

Two conjoined twins have been successfully separated after a surgery at the Aga Khan University Hospital, the first of its kind at the hospital and in Karachi. Their parents I*, a police official, and U*, residents of Pano Akil, expressed their delight after the successful surgery as they had lost all hope of having the…

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Synergy: Knowledge Quarter launched at British Library – AKU part of 35 knowledge-based institutions

The Knowledge Quarter, a partnership of 35 academic, cultural, research, scientific and media organisations based in Kings Cross, Euston and Bloomsbury, was launched on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at the British Library in London. The group will work together to share their information, ideas, research and innovation. Some of the members of the Knowledge Quarter…

Aga Khan University's 6th Sense Forum: Connection between music and medicine

Aga Khan University’s 6th Sense Forum: Connection between music and medicine

KARACHI: There is a connection between the history of art, especially music, and the history of medicine that is often ignored but should be taught to students of medicine. This was the core argument presented by distinguished photographer, explorer and cardiothoracic surgeon Dr Amjad Hussain at a lecture titled ‘Of Billroths and Beethovens’ in the…

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Synergy: Germany bolsters support for East African Community via AKU’s Graduate School of Media and Communications

The East African Community (EAC), the federal government of German through its Development Bank (KfW) and the Aga Khan University (AKU) have signed an agreement to support the Graduate School of Media and Communications. The signing ceremony of the intergovernmental agreement for the new phase of GAVI programme in the EAC and the financial agreement…

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Event – December 3-10 | Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan | International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

To raise awareness and trigger action to end the global scourge of violence against women and girls, the UN observed International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence which follow (ending on 10 December, Human Rights Day) are a chance to mobilize and…

Aga Khan University's 27th Convocation Ceremony

Aga Khan University’s Convocation Ceremony 2014

KARACHI: “Today we are celebrating your achievements but tomorrow your real life begins,” remarked Academy Award and Emmy Award winning documentary film-maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy at the Aga Khan University convocation, where 382 degrees and diplomas were awarded, here on Saturday evening. President of Aga Khan University, Firoz Rasul, advised the graduates to seek opportunities present…

In conversation with Firoz Rasul, president of the Aga Khan University

In conversation with Firoz Rasul, president of the Aga Khan University

Firoz Rasul, President of the Aga Khan University presents in this interview the work of the centre of knowledge founded by the Aga Khan. This purpose of this unique university is to help the underpriveleged in developing countries improve their lives. This interview was captured during the Pictet Family Consilium, a unique setup bringing together…

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AKU hosts annual high achievers awards ceremony

“Every single student is unique. AKU examination board has helped us recognise our uniqueness and cultivate it to attain success in life.” – An Award Recipient AKU-EB’s HSSC graduates have earned admissions to around 230 universities in Pakistan and almost 60 institutions abroad, and the numbers keep growing. Approximately 82 per cent of its HSSC…

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Tanzania: 80 per cent of kindergarten age children in rural Lindi missing school

More than 80 per cent of kindergarten age children in rural Lindi are missing classes because of unfriendly environments at schools there and parents are isolating disabled children from school and society, research findings have revealed. Presenting research findings on ‘Early literacy development for sustainable education’ Associated Professor (literacy development) of The Aga Khan University…

Ismaili Health Professional Association USA and Canada train staff of Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa

Ismaili Health Professional Association USA and Canada train staff of Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa

Coastweek– Management Development Programme Organized by Aga Khan Health Services Kenya (AKHS), Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) USA, Ismaili Health Professional Association (IHPA) in partnership with London School of Economics (LSE) Aga Khan Health Service in conjunction with IHPA- USA and Canada and AKF have partnered with the London School of Economics to train Senior and…

Aga Khan University trains over 800 Ugandan head teachers in educational leadership and management

Over 800 Ugandan head teachers trained by the Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development East Africa

Prof. Pauline Rea Dickins from the Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development East Africa Monday handed over the exam results to the director of basic and secondary education, Hajj Yusuf Nsubuga at the ministry’s head office along Parliamentary Avenue in Kampala. “…we have a direct correlation, and we know that this is also coming…

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Event – November 13 | The Royal Geographical Society & Aga Khan University, London, UK | Cities in the Middle East and North Africa

This book launch, exhibition, talk by Dr Stephane Pradines​ (Associate Professor, AKU-ISMC) and documentary film screening is for those interested in the contemporary architecture, revitalisation of historical spaces, and modern life in cities in the Middle East and North Africa. Accompanied by live music by Maya Youssef (virtuoso kanun player) and refreshments, the evening offers a…

Jahangir Khan Sherpao, President of Pakistan's Institute of Architects (IAP) presents the citation to Firoz Rasul, President, AKU, who accepted on His Highness' behalf (Photo: AKU)

Architecture is Life | Pakistan’s Institute of Architects Presents a Citation to His Highness the Aga Khan for Patronage of Architecture

As Architects, Urban Planners and Academics gathered in Pakistan to discuss Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) in a seminar and exhibition titled Architecture is Life, Pakistan’s Institute of Architects presented a citation to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, expressing their gratitude for his patronage of architecture, particularly in Pakistan. Karachi, 7 November 2014 –…

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Event – November 9 – 16 | Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan | Exhibition: Architecture is Life

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, in collaboration with the Aga Khan University,presents Architecture is Life – 2014 Aga Khan Award for Architecture – an exhibition open for the public. This exhibition includes the winners of the 2014 Aga Khan Award for Architecture as well as the 15 other projects that were short-listed as nominees…

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture 9th Award Cycle Steering Committee Members (Photo: AKDN)

The News Pakistan | Environmental care embedded in Islamic architecture, says American professor

Stewardship of the environment is embedded in Islam and Islamic architecture reflects humanism; nowhere else is this humanism more deeply embedded than in Islamic architecture. This was the view expressed by Hasan-Uddin Khan, distinguished professor of architecture and historic preservation at the Roger Williams University, USA, while speaking as the chief guest at a seminar,…

Dr Kofi Marfo, Director AKU-IHD, calls for research that respects cultural diversity

Dr Kofi Marfo, Director AKU-IHD, calls for research that respects cultural diversity

Instead of just acquiring it from the ‘dominant’ ones, we should conduct our own researches keeping in view the different value systems of our cultures. – Dr Marfo, Founding Director, Aga Khan University – Institute for Human Development (AKU-IHD) By Minerwa Tahir for The Express Tribune. Published October 25th, 2014. Dr Marfo, the founding director of Aga…

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Aga Khan Award in Architecture: For the Muslim world, buildings that heal – The Express Tribune

The Naqsh-e-Jahan square and blue-domed Shah Mosque of Isfahan are cool to the eye. They are examples of spectacular architecture in Muslim civilisation. We’d like to think we have inherited this built environment. But the reality of our world today is a congested, dense inner city scrabble of housing. Think of a slum in Karachi,…

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Architects seek understanding about architecture among policy, decision makers – Daily Times, Pakistan

Architecture is not merely about monuments and extravagance but above all about deliverance of services meant to facilitate people at grassroots level. [Aga Khan Award for Architecture] recognises examples of architectural excellence in the fields of contemporary design, social housing, community improvement and development, historic preservation, reuse and area conservation, as well as landscape design…

Coastweek | The Breast Cancer Awareness Support Group at the Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa

Coastweek | The Breast Cancer Awareness Support Group at the Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa holds free screening

Coastweek– The Breast Cancer Awareness Support Group (BCASG) of the Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa (AKHM) held a Free Breast Camp at the Hospital. A team of Pathologists, Breast Surgeon, Radiologist and Breast Nurses from the Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi (AKUHN) came down to help the local clinical team. A total of 800 women and…

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Event – November 4 | Aga Khan University, London, UK | The Politics of Sectarianism in the Middle East

The Politics of Sectarianism in the Middle East By Dr Toby Matthiesen Research Fellow in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge EVENT: The Politics of Sectarianism in the Middle East DATE: Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 TIME:   5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m GMT VENUE: The Aga Khan University – Institute for the Study…

‘The real struggle in Pakistan is between the elite and the poor’ - Aga Khan University’s Sixth Sense Forum Lecture Series

‘The real struggle in Pakistan is between the elite and the poor’ – Aga Khan University’s Sixth Sense Forum Lecture Series

KARACHI: We have yet to define whether we want to be a democratic welfare state or a security state. The struggle for Pakistan since its inception has always been between the elite and the poor. Television channels are defining the national narrative. These were thoughts expressed at the Aga Khan University’s Sixth Sense Forum Lecture…