The Aga Khan University

Aga Khan Univer​sity is a unique hybrid: an institution of academic excellence that is also an agent for social development. A leading source of me​dical, nursing and teacher education​, research and public service in the developing world, the University prepares men and women to le​​ad ​change in their societies and to thrive in the global economy. AKU’s faculty, students and graduates go where the need is greatest, working in informal urban settlements, remote villages and regions where conflict or neglect has decimated basic services. Indeed, in m​any cases, such com​munities are their homes. ​

Guided by the principles of impact, quality, relevance and access, the University has campuses and programmes in Pakistan​, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Afghanistan and the United Kingdo​m. It operates teaching hospitals in Karachi and Nairobi, Schools of Nursing and Midwifery, Medical Colleges, Institutes for Educational Development, the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations , the Graduate School of Media and Communications, the East African Institute and the Institute for the Study of Human Development.

AKU also runs an Examination Board ​and manages the French Medical Institute for Children in Kabul, Afghanistan.

At AKU, students flourish in a welcoming, supportive environment that embraces pluralism, demands excellence and encourages leadership, teamwork, intellectual curiosity, debate and direct engagement with real-world problems. Admission to the University is based on merit, without regard to financial need.​​​​​​​​​​

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