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Event – April 12 | Aga Khan University – Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London, UK | Being Shi’i Muslim in Europe

London is currently a central point for decisions in the Shi’i world.  An important workshop this weekend brings together key researchers and academics to discuss a range of topical issues. “The day will take as its theme empirical and ethnographic research on local and transnational Shi’ networks in European countries. There is currently very little…

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Microsoft partners with Aga Khan University to enrich healthcare delivery

“The Information Technology team at Aga Khan University has been taking numerous initiatives to incorporate superior technologies for providing a diverse range of medical services. We thank Microsoft for offering very attractive solutions and propositions to enhance our output. AKU has a progressive vision, where we seek emerging technologies to ensure seamless connectivity and data…

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…

Event – March 26 | Aga Khan University, London, UK | Cordoba, the Umayyad Capital of al-Andalus: Latest Archaeological Researches

Event – March 26 | Aga Khan University, London, UK | Cordoba, the Umayyad Capital of al-Andalus: Latest Archaeological Researches

For years, the significance in the history of al-Andalus of the Great Mosque of Cordoba (Madīnat Qurṭuba) has overshadowed any other archaeological discovery in the city. In addition, the study of the palatine town of Madīnat al-Zahrā, founded in 936 just a few miles away from the Andalusian capital, has also eclipsed the past of…

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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Event – March 25 | Aga Khan University – Worldwide: Dar es Salaam, Kampala, Karachi, London, Nairobi | Thinking Flexibly about Flexible Learning

Educators have had access to the Internet for over 20 years. We can download all of Wikipedia onto our mobile phones. Information is NOT in short supply. But, how has this access changed our teaching and learning? This seminar will explore pedagogical approaches that leverage the tools of our time to foster rich learning opportunities…

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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…

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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…

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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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…

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…

Aga Khan University media school to open this month

Aga Khan University media school to open this month

The Aga Khan University (AKU) Graduate School of Media and Communication will offer media related courses to professionals who hold a first degree and have work experience. Among the key subjects the programme will focus on is Business, Environment and Finance reporting skills. Students will also be trained on the work of non-profit organisations and…

The Citizen, Tanzania | Aga Khan varsity plans more educational centres in EAC

The Citizen, Tanzania | Aga Khan varsity plans more educational centres in EAC

“As we expand our work in Kenya, one of our highest priorities is to achieve international standards of healthcare-especially for non-communicable diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes,” –His Highness the Aga Khan Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta meets His Highness the Aga Khan, the chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network and Imam (spiritual…