Impact & Relevance: Aga Khan University (AKU) – A Problem-Oriented University

The difference Aga Khan University (AKU) makes

“As I have watched our recent progress, it is clear that we are now moving at an accelerating pace into a new phase of our history – a period in which our energies will be focused more than ever on reaching out to new locations, new disciplines and new partners.

It is a time when we will become more inter-dependent, more inter-disciplinary and more international – just as our world itself is becoming more inter-related.

The Aga Khan University has been described as a ‘problem-oriented university’ – a description of which we should all be proud. It explains why we focused so sharply on the fields of health and education in our early days – these were the sectors where our planners identified as the most urgent problems. And they are still areas of central concern.”

– His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan
49th hereditary Imam of the Ismaili Muslims
Chancellor’s Address at Aga Khan University Convocation, Karachi, Pakistan – December 2nd, 2006

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AKU – Arc of Influence

The Aga Khan University (AKU) is the only university in the developing world with eleven campuses spread across eight countries and three continents. It also has a network of nine libraries, although small in size, in four developing countries in two regions (South Asia and East Africa).

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