Special Lecture Series

Event – March 27 | Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan: Special Lecture Series: Islam is the Ocean – Muslims and Globalization in the Age of Empire

Renowned historian Ayesha Jalal will deliver a lecture at the Aga Khan University on March 27. Her presentation is the part of AKU’s special lecture series hosted throughout the academic year. These lectures are now a city cultural event in their own right. Jalal is a professor of history at the Tufts University where she…

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Al-Karim Haji, Director General and CFO Aga Khan University, presents at Rethinking Education Conference

Al-Karim Haji Director General and CFO, Aga Khan University Mr. Al-Karim Haji is the Director General and Chief Financial Officer of the Aga Khan University (AKU) that operates in Afghanistan, Egypt, Kenya, Pakistan, Syria, Tanzania, Uganda and the United Kingdom. AKU is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of development agencies…

The Express Tribune - Preserving heritage Colours of Pakhtun culture displayed in Islamabad

The Express Tribune | Preserving heritage: Colours of Pakhtun culture displayed in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Experts have said that language, poetry and crafts are important parts of a culture and they must be promoted and preserved for generations to come. hey were speaking at Pakhtun Festival which concluded at Café 1969 at Shakaparian on Sunday. The three-day festival featured concerts, panel discussions, art exhibition and Pakhtun food and crafts. The…

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Event – March 17 | Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan: The Problems of Knowledge and Freedom: Noam Chomsky

Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, invites the public to the highly popular three part BBS Public Awareness Seminar Series, the first in the series featuring the topic of education. What is education? Let us invite Noam Chomsky to introduce Bertrand Russell. His humanistic conception should be understood in context of a gardener nurturing a…

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Metro.co.uk | Students’ artwork brings home the horror of the Peshawar school massacre

Students have created posters to remind the world that 148 people, including 132 children, were slaughtered at school. Graphic design student Umaima Mughal decided to get involved in the project after meeting victims’ families at the Aga Khan University Hospital. “We have permanently become indifferent to the violence around us … We have become numb. We…

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Event – March 18 | Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan: Global Warming: Impact on the Earth by 2050

Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, invites the public to the highly popular three part BBS Public Awareness Seminar Series, the second in the series features Climate change. Dr Taseer Hussain’s research work is related to Evolutionary Biology, Climate Change and Human Health, Science Policy and Public understanding of Science. He has over 70 research…

Amynabad Boy Scouts, Pakistan: Creating a better world

Amynabad Boy Scouts, Pakistan: Creating a better world

SCOUTS: Creating a better world By Ali Zain Salim, Member of Amynabad Scouts Group Scouting is an activity which builds confidence, brotherhood and teamwork among the youth. To escape the pressures of school, Scouting enables the youth to spend time with their friends and participate in extracurricular activities. Through activities such as camps, hikes, cooking sessions, and…

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Synergy: Government of Canada, Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development & Aga Khan University Institute for Human Development

Our children carry in their hands our future and our hope for a pluralistic, peaceful, harmonious, life-enriching world; we better invest to build a strong foundation to support them, or there is no future to talk about. –  Kofi Marfo, Director – Institute for Human Development, Aga Khan University Aga Khan University Institute for Human…

Earth Home Project: Building Homes in Pakistan

Earth Home Project: Building Homes in Pakistan

Earth Home Project investigates the rising challenges people in Pakistan and other developing countries have to face. The focus is on trying to find applicable solutions for people to erect affordable and stable homes by themselves. Architecture plays a crucial role in finding new ways of designing by incorporating local materials and building techniques, thereby…

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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…