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.
UCA and GIZ Bring Mobile Digital Library to Naryn and Ak-Talaa Districts in the Kyrgyz Republic
13 December 2013 - On 12 December 2013, the eBilim mobile digital library was inaugurated at University of Central Asia’s (UCA) School for Professional and Continuing Education, Naryn. The moving library, which is on a refurbished minibus, is designed to bring knowledge and resources to the people of Naryn Oblast.
Aga Khan Receives Honorary Degree from Trinity College at the University of Toronto
25 November 2013 - His Highness the Aga Khan received an honorary doctorate from Trinity College at the University of Toronto in recognition of the work of the Aga Khan Development Network.
University of Central Asia Begins Construction of Naryn Campus
27 September 2013 - The University of Central Asia (UCA) announced the official start of Phase I of its Naryn main campus construction on 27 September 2013.
Aga Khan School in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, Celebrates 10th Anniversary
18 October 2012 - The Aga Khan School – the first private school in Osh – celebrated its 10th Anniversary on 18 October 2012 in the presence of Princess Zahra Aga Khan.
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Seminar on "Emerging Models of Planning Practices" in Singapore
20 July 2012 - City planners, academics and architects from around the world gathered at the Urban Redevelopment Centre in Singapore for a two-day Aga Khan Award for Architecture seminar on planning practices, 19-20 July 2012.
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.
The State of California and the Ismaili Imamat Partner to Confront Poverty
02 November 2009 - Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California and His Highness the Aga Khan signed an agreement of cooperation reaffirming their shared commitment to dedicate human and material resources to confront poverty. The agreement builds on past collaboration between California and the agencies of the AKDN, and facilitates further collaboration in areas of mutual interest.
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.
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
Aga Khan Visits Central Asia
01 October 2008 - His Highness the Aga Khan completed a nine-day tour of three central Asian nations during which he met with top government officials.
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 Academy to be Established in Bangladesh
20 May 2008 - His Highness the Aga Khan today laid a foundation stone for Bangladesh’s first Aga Khan Academy, emphasising the centrality of quality education in the Islamic tradition.
Aga Khan Urges Educators to Embrace Pluralism and Diversity in Teaching: He urges intellectual humility and pluralism as essential to a 21st Century education
18 April 2008 - His Highness the Aga Khan today said in addition to traditional subjects, schools across the world must teach pluralism - a capacity to see those from different backgrounds as equals.
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 Sees a Bright Future for Eastern Africa
24 August 2007 - His Highness the Aga Khan said Africa’s enormous potential made him optimistic about the continent’s future.
Aga Khan to Build Uganda's First Aga Khan Academy: Economic development must be matched by human development
22 August 2007 - His Highness the Aga Khan today said "people power" was vital for economic growth in developing countries.
Aga Khan Announces the East African Community’s First Regional University to be based in Arusha
19 August 2007 - His Highness the Aga Khan has announced plans to build a major new university campus in Arusha, in north-eastern Tanzania.
Aga Khan Foundation Celebrates Twenty-Five Years of the Madrasa Programme
14 August 2007 - The Aga Khan Foundation today marked the 25th anniversary of the Madrasa Early Childhood Development Programme in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan and Chief Guest Kenya’s Minister for Science and Technology, Hon. Dr. Noah Wekesa
Aga Khan Academy Mombasa Builds Residential Campus to Welcome Students from Across Kenya
14 August 2007 - Kenya’s Education Minister, Professor George Saitoti, today laid the foundation stone for the construction of the new Residential Campus at the Aga Khan Academy in Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa, in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan.
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 in East Africa for First Golden Jubilee Visit (Media Advisory)
12 August 2007 - His Highness the Aga Khan arrives in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, on Sunday, 12 August, on the first leg of a 12-day official visit to the East Africa region.
CGAP Award for The First MicroFinanceBank, Pakistan
29 July 2006 - The First MicroFinanceBank Limited (FMFB), an institution of the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance, received one of the coveted 2006 transparency awards from The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), a subsidiary of the World Bank.
His Highness the Aga Khan and President Bashar al Assad Meet to Discuss Development Opportunities in Syria
19 June 2006 - His Highness the Aga Khan met with Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and senior government officials to discuss ongoing and future collaboration with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in the areas of education, microfinance, tourism, culture and health.
Aga Khan Says More Relevant Education, Stronger Civil Society Institutions and renewed commitment to ethical standards are key to stability of modern democracies
12 February 2006 - Awarded Honorary Doctorate by University of Évora for "Material and Spiritual Service to Humanity".
Patriarchate of Lisbon and Aga Khan Foundation Portugal Sign Partnership Agreement
20 December 2005 - The Patriarchate of Lisbon and the Aga Khan Foundation Portugal today signed a Partnership Agreement that provides the framework for cooperation in support of an innovative urban community support programme to address problems of social exclusion and poverty alleviation.
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 Award for Architecture Announces Project Eligibility Criteria for the Tenth Cycle and Appoints New Steering Committee
28 November 2005 - The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is pleased to announce the Tenth Award Cycle, which will span the three-year period from 2005 to 2007
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
The Republic of Mali, The Ismaili Imamat and the AKDN strengthen their partnership with Agreement of Cooperation
01 August 2005 - His Excellency Moctar Ouane, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Mali and the Director of the Department of Diplomatic Affairs of the Ismaili Imamat, Dr. Shafik Sachedina, today signed an agreement of cooperation between the Republic of Mali, the Ismaili Imamat and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).
Aga Khan Urges Greater Investment in Education About the Science of Government for Students in The Developing World
07 April 2005 - His Highness the Aga Khan today urged industrial nations to make major investments in the developing world to improve the quality of education related to democratic governance.
President Mkapa and Aga Khan Lay Foundation Stone for an International Academic Centre of Excellence in Dar es Salaam
17 March 2005 - President Mkapa and Aga Khan lay Foundation Stone for an International Academic Centre of Excellence in Dar es Salaam.
International Academic Centre of Excellence Planned for Afghanistan: Aga Khan and Karzai discuss Development Priorities
07 July 2004 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with H.E. Minister Younous Qanooni, Minister of Education in the presence of His Excellency President Karzai, to undertake the establishment of an Academy of Excellence in Education, in the country’s capital city, Kabul.
University of Central Asia Launched: First University in the Region Dedicated to High Mountain Populations with campuses in Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan
06 July 2004 - President Emomali Rahmonov of Tajikistan joined His Highness the Aga Khan in laying the foundation stone of the Khorog campus in Tajikistan.
President Chissano and Aga Khan Lay Foundation for an International Academic Centre of Excellence in Mozambique
25 June 2004 - His Highness the Aga Khan today joined President Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique in announcing the creation of the Aga Khan Academy, Maputo, an academic centre of excellence.
Lead Architect and Landscape Architect Selected for University of Central Asia Campuses
24 June 2004 - His Highness the Aga Khan has announced the selection of the lead architect and the landscape architect for the three sites of the University of Central Asia.
Aga Khan Urges a Civil Society Partnership Between Developed and Developing Countries
18 June 2004 - True regime change occurs when liberty is guaranteed by a people free to create or support institutions of their own choosing. True regime change occurs when that strength and that freedom are defined by the depth, breadth and quality of education shared across the society in question.
Focus Expands Relief Effort for Victims of Cyclone Gafilo in Madagascar to Health and Education Needs
26 March 2004 - Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS), an affiliate of the Aga Khan Development Network, has decided to expand its emergency relief intervention into education and health care support to serve some of the more than 200,000 people affected by Cyclone Gafilo in northern Madagascar.
Aga Khan and Kenya President Kibaki Inaugurate the First of an International Network of Academic Centres of Excellence
20 December 2003 - The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa, the first in an international network of close to 20 academic centres of excellence was today inaugurated by Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims.
Aga Khan Speaks on Education and the Future of the Ummah
06 December 2003 - Eliminate forever today's dangerous clash of ignorance.
Aga Khan Pledges Enhanced Support for Chitral
04 December 2003 - Over the years ahead, we will be working together to change the quality and nature of the economy of Chitral.
Aga Khan Plans University Campus in Kazakh Mountains
01 May 2003 - His Highness the Aga Khan accompanied by the Minister for Education, Ms. Shamsha Berkimbayeva, visited Taldykorgan region of Almaty Oblast to view potential sites for the Kazakh campus of the University of Central Asia.
Princess Zahra Aga Khan Promotes Rural Entrepreneurship and Education in Mozambique
14 March 2003 - The AKDN's Coastal Rural Support Programme (CRSP) has found ways to stimulate entrepreneurship in ways that simultaneously speed income growth, develop skills and improve the resource base.
Aga Khan Speaks of 'New Horizons in Africa' on Visit to Madagascar
24 February 2003 - Speaking at the conclusion of a private visit to Madagascar, in the course of a working tour of East Africa, His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, today expressed cautious but pragmatic optimism about the future in certain parts of the Continent.
Aga Khan Visits Sites of Proposed Major Educational Campuses
21 February 2003 - His Highness the Aga Khan yesterday evening completed his visit to two major education campuses being developed by the Aga Khan Education Service (AKES) in Kenya.
Aga Khan and Kibaki Discuss Development Challenges
17 February 2003 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims was today received by President Mwai Kibaki at State House, Nairobi.
Aga Khan Underlines Kazakhstan's Vital Role in Central Asia
17 December 2002 - His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims, today acknowledged the country's vital and strategic role for the development of Central Asia.
Aga Khan Creates New Resources in Southern Kyrgyz Republic
30 October 2002 - Creative long-term solutions for poverty-struck regions and the country’s future educational needs characterise two major new resources established here today by His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims.
Higher Education in High Mountains (Media Advisory)
29 October 2002 - High in the mountains of Central Asia, a private, secular, not-for-profit university, dedicated to the eradication of the poverty all around it, is rising from barren ground in three predominantly Muslim countries.
Aga Khan Concludes Kenya Visit
29 May 2002 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, today concluded a short visit to Kenya, during which he had meetings with President Daniel arap Moi and other senior government officials.
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.
UK and Aga Khan Development Network Jointly Sponsor New Scholarships (Press Backgrounder)
06 December 2001 - The Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom and the Aga Khan Development Network have agreed to jointly fund scholarships to students from Iran, Kazakhstan, The Kyrgyz Republic, Syria, Tajikistan.
'Prepare Children for a Multi-cultural World' urges World Bank President
07 November 2001 - We need to stimulate all the world's children to become global thinkers," said Mr. James D. Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank, at a landmark roundtable on Early Childhood Development (ECD) organised by the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and the World Bank.
Aga Khan Meets President Assad and Cabinet Ministers
03 November 2001 - New Initiatives in Education and Health Announced.
World's First Mountain University Founded Along the Silk Route
31 August 2000 - President Nursultan Nazarbayev and His Highness the Aga Khan, today concluded the signature of the treaty founding the University of Central Asia, the world's first university dedicated exclusively to education and research on mountain regions and societies.
Central Asian States and Aga Khan Sign Treaty to Launch Regional University
28 August 2000 - University of Central Asia: unique in its focus on development of mountain regions and societies.
Aga Khan Development Network Announces Programmes for Mozambique
28 March 2000 - The Aga Khan Development Network today announced the launch of three social development programmes and a project to build a major school complex in Mozambique.
Aga Khan Speaks at World Bank on Human Capital and the Global Information Infrastructure
10 November 1999 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims today addressed industry leaders, government officials and development executives from around the world at the World Bank on applying information technology to the problems of human capital and development needs.
Aga Khan Outlines Path to Peace in Afghanistan
28 September 1998 - In a powerful appeal to all Muslims in Afghanistan, Shia and Sunni alike, His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, outlined a basis for constructing a new and more stable civil order in Central Asia.
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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