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Investing in people: The Aga Khan University in East Africa

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 24 February 2015 - The convocations at the campuses of the Aga Khan University (AKU) in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya, are part of an expanding investment in education in East Africa. AKU has announced plans to invest over US$ 1.1 billion in East Africa over the next 15 years – the largest investment in higher education in the history of the region. The ambitious plan envisages the establishment of a Faculty of Arts and Sciences, a number of graduate schools including Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism, and Architecture and Human Settlements in Arusha. A new campus for AKU’s Institute for Educational Development will be constructed in Dar es Salaam, along with the establishment of an executive, professional and continuing education school.