AKU - Sixth Sense Forum

Event – March 3 | Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan: Sixth Sense Forum – Build Bridges, Not Walls

Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan,invites the public to highly popular Sixth Sense Forum talk by Dr. Murad M. Khan, Professor of Psychiatry on Build Bridges, Not Walls – A psychological perspective on tribulations, terrorism & triumphalism in Pakistan. EVENT: Sixth Sense Forum – Build Bridges, Not Walls DATE: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 TIME: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. local time VENUE:…

Aga Khan University Hospital inaugurates expanded Neonatal Intensive Care unit

Aga Khan University Hospital inaugurates expanded Neonatal Intensive Care unit

Karachi, January 28, 2015: The Aga Khan University Hospital inaugurated its newly expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit today with the support of English Biscuits Manufacturers (Pvt.) Limited. The expanded NICU will offer emergency, inpatient and intensive care treatments for babies born early, providing the best possible specialised care to its tiny patients. EBM has generously…

Alwaiz Sharafat Ali Khan's Book Review of Annemarie Schimmel's Orient And Occident: My Life In East And West

Alwaiz Sharafat Ali Khan’s Book Review of Annemarie Schimmel’s Orient And Occident: My Life In East And West

Annemarie Schimmel was a leading German Islamist, orientalist, scholar, researcher, literary figure, fertile writer and an authoress of more than hundred books. She was well-known throughout the Islamic and the western world for her extra-ordinary talents, mystical and innovative writings. Furthermore, she translated Persian, Urdu, Arabic, Turkish and Sindhi works into English and German. She…

Aga Khan University breaks ground for new Research and Training Centre in Matiari District of Sindh, Pakistan

Aga Khan University breaks ground for new Research and Training Centre in Matiari District of Sindh, Pakistan

The ground-breaking ceremony for the Aga Khan University’s Matiari Research and Training Centre took place today. The construction of the state-of-the-art one-storey building will enable the University to expand its research on mother and child issues in support of national health policy and to strengthen the capacity of local, on-the-ground health care practitioners. The Centre…

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Development through empowerment: the AKDN way – Interview with Hafiz Sherali, Chairman Aga Khan Planning & Building Services Pakistan

Following the National Dissemination Seminar on Aga Khan Development Network’s (AKDN) Water and Sanitation Extension Programme (WASEP) in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral, BR Research sat down with Hafiz Sherali, the Chair of the Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan, an agency of AKDN. He has been serving for two decades as a volunteer in various…

AKDN's Water and Sanitation Extension Programme: Thousands benefit in Chitral, G-B

AKDN’s Water and Sanitation Extension Programme: Thousands benefit in Chitral, G-B

January 29, 2015 ISLAMABAD: The completion of work on a mega water and sanitation project has raised the standard of living of thousands of household in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) and Chitral. The Water and Sanitation Extension Programme (WASEP) has benefited over 210,000 people in 12,000 households in the region. The collaboration of the German government and Aga…

Ignite 2 - AKU Neurologist

Spark – Ignite – Inspire! Ignite 2 a huge success at Aga Khan University

Ignite II – the brainchild of  The Critical, Creative and Innovative Thinking Forum (CCIT) in Pakistan, saw a number of time-bound presentations of five minutes each. The 10 igniters at the event included doctors, students, entrepreneurs and research associates. An interesting aspect of these presentations was the fact that 20 interactive slides presented in five…

Organized by Mountaineer Mirza Ali: Pakistan's First National Youth Ski Camp

Sports Diplomacy: Mountaineer Mirza Ali organizes Pakistan’s First National Youth Ski Camp

Turn right, turn left, repeat as necessary Skiing in Pakistan has been in vogue for quite a while. Neighbourhood inhabitants of cold uneven landscape of the northern parts of Pakistan utilized extemporized wooden skis to drive in winters. Author: Samiya Rafiq The first ever-National Youth Skiing Camp was recently organized by Mirza Ali, the founding…

Special Lecture Series

Event – January 27 | Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan: Where’s Global Capital Going?

Financier, educator, and author, David Darst is a senior advisor to and a member of the Morgan Stanley Wealth​ Management Global Investment Committee, appearing frequently on CNBC, Bloomberg and PBS. He has contributed numerous articles to Forbes.com, Barron’s, Euromoney, The Money Manager and other publications EVENT: SLS: The Global Economic Environment – Where’s Global Capital…

Education in Pakistan: Any good news?

Education in Pakistan: Any good news?

Shelley Nason – March 2013 SHELLEY NASON, based in London, is Executive Director of Resource Development (for Europe and the Middle East) for the Aga Khan University. She has previously held senior fundraising positions at London Business School and the University of Chicago. Excerpts: [L]ast month, there I was – under armed guard in Karachi…

Policy dialogue - Speakers stress need for education in disaster-struck, conflict areas - The Express Tribune - mp

Policy dialogue: Speakers stress need for education in disaster-struck, conflict areas | The Express Tribune

“For the past 20 years, we, as higher education bodies, have done nothing to prepare our communities to deal with disasters.” – Dr Muhammad Memon, AKU-IED Professor calling for an intellectual contribution of ideas KARACHI: The 2005 earthquake that hit the northern areas of Pakistan, the 2010 floods of Sindh and the perpetual state of conflict have…

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Experts stress ‘education in emergencies’ in Pakistan | Pakistan Observer

“Emergencies can also be used as a window of opportunity to address the existing educational concerns in affected areas. Our disaster response plans should include how to address psychological concerns, and how to return to normalcy.” – Dr Dilshad Ashraf, AKU-IED Associate Professor Wednesday, January 21, 2015 – Karachi—Recent conflicts – Pakistan hosts the largest…

AKU - IED - Kazim Bacchus Research Seminar

Event – January 23 | Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning with Professor Lee S Shulman

Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development, cordially invites you to a Kazim Bacchus Research Seminar, titled “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning with Prof Lee S Shulman,” by Professor Lee S. Shulman. Professor Lee S. Shulman is President Emeritus, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus, Stanford University EVENT: Scholarship of…