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…

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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…

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British deputy high commissioner: Look at yourself as Pakistanis

 Look at yourself as Pakistanis, not as Sindhis, Punjabis or Pathans, because that is what Quaid-e-Azam believed in … “ – John Tucknott, British deputy high commissioner >Representing the country: ‘Look at yourself as Pakistanis’ The Express Tribune correspondent. Published: March 9, 2015 KARACHI: Look at yourself as Pakistanis, not as Sindhis, Punjabis or Pathans,…

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…

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Tweets related to Aga Khan’s Visit to Nairobi, Kenya

March 2nd, 2015: Tweets during and after the Aga Khan University Convocation in Nairobi, Kenya Aga Khan University to open a graduate school for media http://t.co/3GTxPI9CYQ #Kenya #business #newsfeed http://t.co/W3GXlEkdJx — Enterprise #Kenya (@EnterpriseKenya) March 2, 2015 UHURU MEETS with Aga Khan, the Chairman of Aga Khan Development Network & leader of Ismaili Muslims in Nairobi.…

Aga Khan on his vision for Uganda’s healthcare – People & Power – monitor.co.ug

One milestone along that journey occurred earlier this week when I received the first charter ever granted to an International University in Tanzania. That ceremony reflected, I believe, AKU’s record of producing outstanding East African graduates. And it sets the stage for expanding the university in the years ahead through a series of new schools,…

Mawlana Hazar Imam, President Kibaki and other dignitaries appraise newly installed state-of-the-art cancer equipment at the opening of the AKUH Heart and Cancer Centre in July 2011. (mage: AKDN / Aziz Islamshah)

AKU’s growing presence expands the horizons of healthcare in East Africa |TheIsmaili

TheIsmaili.org, 27 February 2015 – Addressing the AKU 2015 Convocation in Kampala on Thursday, Mawlana Hazar Imam described the university’s plans for Uganda. Here, “we will focus on achieving international levels of healthcare,” said Hazar Imam, “especially for non-communicable diseases, such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes.” He announced plans to establish a new Aga…

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Convocation Address: His Highness the Aga Khan at the Aga Khan University Convocation, Nairobi, Kenya

Ismailimail is excited to share the excerpts of His Highness the Aga Khan’s commencement address of the third of the three convocation ceremonies he presided over, the final installment being earlier today in Nairobi, Kenya. Announcing the launch of two news graduate schools – Schools of Leadership and Management, and Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism to the…

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Live Webcast: Nairobi, Kenya AKU 2015 Convocation with Chancellor His Highness the Aga Khan Presiding the Ceremonies

As Chancellor of the Aga Khan University, His Highness the Aga Khan will preside over the third and final of three Aga Khan University convocation ceremonies, in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday, March 2nd, 2015. The ceremony is expected to commence at 11:00 AM Nairobi time (GMT+3). Live Webcast will be available on the AKDN.org, TheIsmaili.org or at AKU.edu (links provided below).