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  • 12 April 2008 - President Powers of University of Texas, Governor Rick Perry of Texas, President Rasul of the Aga Khan University and His Highness the Aga Khan in discussions at the Governor’s office at the Texas State Capitol.
    AKDN / Gary Otte
Partnership Agreement between AKU and University of Texas at Austin (UT)

Austin, Texas, USA, 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.