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…

Education in Emergencies - mp

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…

Ustad

Charter for Compassion Pakistan, Centre for Public Education, Aga Khan University: Revitalising the ‘ustad’ status

“It is actually madrassa – house of learning – but you prefer to say school, which is essentially a European construct … Does this mean that no learning was taking place in the subcontinent before the British arrived? – Christopher Thomas, Brazilian trainer with Family Educational Services Foundation While he (Christopher Thomas) debated how the ‘culture…

Archnet - Masjid-i Wazir Khan, Lahore, Pakistan

Archnet – Masjid-i Wazir Khan, Lahore, Pakistan

Exuberant architectural decorations embellish exterior and interior surfaces of the mosque. In essence these are of two kinds – exterior surface decorations which are chiefly in the form of glazed ceramic tile murals; and interior decorations in the form of naqqashi wall painting – a semi-dry form of fresco. Both these forms of embellishment have…