Aga Khan University Addresses the Challenge of Educating a New Generation of Leaders in Africa
02 March 2015 - At a ceremony marking the graduation of students from the Aga Khan University, His Highness the Aga Khan announced that the University will offer undergraduate degrees in Medicine and Nursing, as well as graduate professional education, in East Africa, as part of a programme to educate the leaders in the region through an investment totalling over US$ 1.1 billion.
LIVE WEBCAST: His Highness the Aga Khan Presides over the Aga Khan University Convocation in Nairobi, Kenya on 2 March 2015
27 February 2015 - As Chancellor of the Aga Khan University, His Highness the Aga Khan presided over the third of three Aga Khan University convocation ceremonies, in Nairobi, Kenya, on 2 March 2015.
Aga Khan University Graduates to Have a “Multiplier Effect” in Civil Society
24 February 2015 - In a speech marking the graduation of 58 students in medicine, nursing and education, His Highness the Aga Khan todayspoke of the “multiplier effect” that they would have in building civil society.
The Aga Khan University’s New Charter Sets the Stage for Major Expansion in the Region
23 February 2015 - President Jakaya Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania, today granted the Aga Khan University (AKU) its charter under Tanzanian law, marking the first time such recognition has been given to a foreign-based institution of higher learning.
Live Webcast: His Highness the Aga Khan to Preside over the Aga Khan University Convocation
23 February 2015 - As Chancellor of the Aga Khan University, His Highness the Aga Khan will preside over the 2015 Convocation ceremony in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday, 24 February. The ceremony is expected to commence at 11:00 AM EAT (Dar es Salaam time).
Aga Khan Announces the Aga Khan University’s Expansion into Liberal Arts at Historic Convocation
19 December 2013 - His Highness the Aga Khan, founder and Chancellor of the Aga Khan University, today outlined an ambitious global vision for the University’s expansion into liberal arts and announced the creation of seven new graduate schools across two continents that will work in areas of particular relevance to developing societies.
Province of Alberta and Aga Khan Sign Cooperation Agreement
24 October 2012 - Alberta's Premier Alison Redford and His Highness the Aga Khan today signed an Agreement of Cooperation to expand collaboration in the areas of health sciences, education, the environment, forestry and natural resources management, culture, and private sector and economic development.
Top Officials Announce the Construction of a State of the Art Obstetrics Facility in Kabul
20 October 2012 - The Foundation Ceremony of the new Women’s Wing at the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) today marked the start of construction for a new obstetrics and gynaecology wing that will provide high quality care for mothers and newborns in Afghanistan.
New Graduate School of Media and Communications Launched at Aga Khan University in Kenya
28 July 2011 - Aga Khan University’s Graduate School of Media and Communications in Nairobi was launched at a foundation stone ceremony held in the presence of Prime Minister Raila Odinga and His Highness the Aga Khan. The School, which will begin accepting students in 2014, is dedicated to educating media leaders – and fostering media institutions – who will advance the highest standards of competence, ethics, professionalism and social responsibility in their industry.
Aga Khan University and University of California, San Francisco form Partnership to Help the Underprivileged
02 November 2009 - The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the Aga Khan University (AKU) signed a memorandum of understanding today to advance their common goal to promote equitable human advancement and social justice in the less privileged parts of the world. The agreement was signed at the Capitol Building in Sacramento in the presence of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and His Highness the Aga Khan.
Aga Khan Reviews Progress on AKDN Projects
in East Africa
29 July 2009 - His Highness the Aga Khan, accompanied by his daughter Princess Zahra, reviewed progress on various projects of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), including the US$ 50 million Heart and Cancer Centre of the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi and the Aga Khan Academy's residential campus and the Aga Khan Hospital (both in Mombasa).
AKU and University of Alberta Expand Partnership; Aga Khan Receives Honorary Degree and Will Be Granted Honorary Canadian Citizenship
09 June 2009 - His Highness the Aga Khan received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Alberta for his efforts to improve the lives of the world's poorest people and for promoting pluralism and tolerance. The long-standing partnership between Aga Khan University and the University of Alberta was also strengthened.
Aga Khan in Lisbon for Talks with Cardinal Patriarch and Foreign Minister
08 May 2009 - His Highness the Aga Khan made a one-day visit to Portugal to meet with the His Eminence D. Jose Policarpo, the Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon and Chancellor of the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP), and Portugal's Foreign Minister, Luis Amado.
Aga Khan University Hosts Summit on Chronic Diseases in Kampala, Uganda
07 February 2009 - Aga Khan University (AKU) Hosts Conference on "Preparing Communities: Chronic Diseases in the Developing Regions of Africa and Asia"
McMaster and AKU Sign MOU for Expanded Partnership
22 November 2008 - McMaster University and the Aga Khan University (AKU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to address commonly shared objectives in the health sciences, sciences, the social sciences, humanities and business
His Highness the Aga Khan in Canada to Discuss Development Partnerships, Celebrate Golden Jubilee
18 November 2008 - His Highness the Aga Khan arrives in Ottawa today at the start of an 8-day visit to Canada on the occasion of his Golden Jubilee.
Aga Khan University Signs Agreement to Further Health and Education Development in Syria
25 August 2008 - The Ministries of Health and Higher Education of the Government of Syria and Aga Khan University (AKU) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance capacity in the health sector.
Aga Khan University and Catholic University of Portugal Sign Agreement of Academic Collaboration
12 July 2008 - Aga Khan University (AKU) and the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) today signed an agreement of academic collaboration as part of their efforts to foster international understanding and scholarly cooperation between diverse cultures and faiths.
Aga Khan University and University of Texas Establish Historic Partnership
12 April 2008 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims and founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, and Texas Governor Rick Perry today hailed a landmark agreement between the Aga Khan University (AKU) and the University of Texas at Austin (UT) as a move towards narrowing the gap between the West and Islam and towards bridging the gulf between the industrialised countries and the developing world.
Aga Khan University Announces the Faculty of Health Sciences in East Africa
13 August 2007 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of the Aga Khan University, accompanied by Professor George Saitoti, Kenyan Minister for Education, today inaugurated the Faculty of Health Sciences of the Aga Khan University (AKU-FHS) – East Africa’s first premier private medical school
Aga Khan Speaks on Importance of Civil Society Institutions in Responding to Crisis
03 December 2005 - His Highness the Aga Khan and Chancellor of Aga Khan University (AKU), today emphasised the importance of civil society institutions such as AKU, in providing the rapid and effective response to those affected by the 8 October earthquake disaster.
Aga Khan Inaugurates State-of-Art Cancer Treatment Centre at AKU
02 December 2005 - His Highness the Aga Khan and Chancellor of Aga Khan University (AKU) today inaugurated the US $8.4 million Ibn Zuhr Building for Oncology Services at AKU’s Karachi campus
Aga Khan University's Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations offers Masters in Muslim Cultures Starting September 2006
28 November 2005 - From its London campus, Aga Khan University–Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC) will launch a two-year, full-time Master’s degree in Muslim Cultures in September 2006
Response of the Aga Khan Development Network in Pakistan to the Earthquake of 8 October 2005
16 November 2005 - The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Pakistan, together with its affiliate, Focus Humanitarian Assistance, launched an immediate response to the devastating earthquake of 8th October.
Aga Khan visits Pakistan - December 2005
01 February 2005 - Muzaffarabad, Pakistan, 5 December 2005 - His Highness the Aga Khan, founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), today visited Muzaffarabad, capital of Azad Jammu, and Kashmir and Balakot, North West Frontier Province, areas severely affected by the 8 October earthquake.
Aga Khan Speaks on Education and the Future of the Ummah
06 December 2003 - Eliminate forever today's dangerous clash of ignorance.
Aga Khan Concludes Visit to Uganda
27 May 2002 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, today held discussions with President Yoweri Museveni and other senior government officials.
Aga Khan University Helps Tackle Health Sector Reform in East Africa
16 February 2002 - First academic presence abroad established in Uganda.
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.
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