Dr. Alex Awiti at Water for Food Conference, May 7th, 2013 (Image via Water for Food - University of Nebraska)

Dr. Awiti of the Aga Khan University – East African Institute on ‘Made in Kenya’ and ‘Make in Kenya’

The reason there are no jobs is because on average, 56 per cent of graduates from East African universities lack basic and technical skills needed for the few jobs that exist. Moreover, our schools are not places for forging curiosity, critical thinking, complex reasoning, creativity and innovation. – Dr. Awiti, Director, East African Institute &…

Aga Khan University - Graduate Professional Education Campus, which will house graduate schools for Media and Communications; Leadership and Management; Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism; and an Executive Education Centre. (PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP)

Aga Khan University: Filling the shoes of a fallen giant

The Aga Khan University hopes to plug the gap left by the University of East Africa, which in its heyday managed to bind the region together and had stand-alone campuses in the three countries. Grow it, mine it, build it, or invent it: For Aga Khan University, books are the best way to curate change…

Dr Farouk Topan is the Director of the recently launched a Kiswahili Centre that is part of AKU's new Faculty of Arts and Sciences. “We are just at the very beginning of our journey,” he says.(PHOTO: AKU)

East Africa’s shared destiny brightened by Aga Khan University: A conversation with Dr Farouk Topan

With a major expansion underway, the Aga Khan University is planting institutional and intellectual seeds to produce the leadership that East Africa will require in the years ahead. Dr Farouk Topan discusses some of the ways in which the university hopes to contribute to the East African Community. Fifteen years ago, the Aga Khan University…

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3 Media reports from Kenya | Aga Khan University Hospital steps in to ease Kenyatta National Hospital cancer care crisis

“It is worth noting that Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) has a long standing working relationship with Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), whereby cancer patients from KNH are provided with highly subsidized radiotherapy treatment at AKUH. – Nicholas Muraguri, Director of Medical Services NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 26 – The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) is set…

Om Habibeh Foundation signs agreement with Aswan University

Om Habibeh Foundation signs agreement with Aswan University

OHF signs Agreement with Aswan University; Aswan Skills Development Programme; OHF Signs Agreement with the Ministry of Education January 2015- The Om Habibeh Foundation (OHF) in Aswan, signed an Agreement with Aswan University to further develop the institutional relationship with the two organisations, specifically around the strengthening of the quality of education at the Faculty…

Grow it, mine it, build it, or invent it: For Aga Khan University, books are the best way to curate change in civil society – DN2 – nation.co.ke

On February 23 this year, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete granted a charter to the Aga Khan University — making it the first foreign institution of higher learning in the country. Mr Kikwete, while handing the certificate to the Aga Khan at a ceremony held at State House in Dar es Salaam, said that, for years,…

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Islam spread to Africa initially through Ethiopia

Islam came to Africa very early in its history. When its followers faced persecution in Arabia, the Prophet advised the community to seek refuge in Abyssinia (modern day Ethiopia). In due course, the presence of Muslims in Africa grew and extended as scholars and merchants exchanged their material and intellectual wares with the peoples of…

Mary Mwaniki receiving her nursing degree from His Highness the Aga Khan, as AKU President Firoz Rasul looks on. (image via Simerg)

Simerg | Voices of Graduates: The Magnificent Aga Khan University Convocations in Nairobi, Kampala and Dar-es-Salaam

Convocations are commencements Reflecting the past Looking at the future … – By Shariffa Keshavjee (Special to Simerg) Discover, Explore & Read more at Simerg | “We Appreciate” – Poem and Voices from the Aga Khan University East Africa Convocations: Graduates and Families Speak About Hopes and Express Gratitude to University’s Founder, His Highness the…

The Aga Khan with the first president of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta. AKDN has created development projects in education, communication, tourism and more, in many areas especially in Africa and Asia. (Image via CCTV/CNTV)

Documentary Transcript & Photos: Faces of Africa The Aga Khan – Creating a Brighter Tomorrow for Africa

“Our hallmark will be quality students, quality instructors, quality facilities and unwavering devotion to world class standards. Let the day be long past when some could excuse mediocrity by saying it was good enough for Africa.” – His Highness Prince Shah Karim Aga Khan “Intellect is a very powerful force. Therefore the human intellect as…