The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada, has announced the appointment of Dr Ulrike Al-Khamis – a recognised leader in the field of Islamic art and museology and a key member of the Museum’s executive and leadership team over the past four years – to the position of Director and Chief Executive Officer.
Graduates rejoice at historic first Convocation of the University of Central Asia
On 19 June 2021, against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains, the University of Central Asia celebrated the achievements of its inaugural cohort of graduates: the Class of 2021. The live-streamed Convocation brought together students, family members, faculty and well-wishers across multiple countries and time zones around the world.
Aga Khan University aims to raise the bar in university education: University receives charter as it moves into its new campus.
On 11 June 2021, the Aga Khan University received its Charter from President Uhuru Kenyatta and inaugurated its new US$ 50 million (Ksh 5 billion) state-of-the-art University Centre. “The phrase 'Aga Khan' has become synonymous with elevating educational standards and delivering holistic training,” said President Uhuru Kenyatta. “From pre-school to tertiary learning, its footprints are felt in this nation and region as a whole; with the present university that we are awarding a Charter today, being the latest testament of the journey of academic excellence that is, the Aga Khan brand.”
Celebrating World Environment Day with a global conversation on ecosystem restoration for quality of life
On 8 June 2021, the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, the Ministry of Climate Change in Pakistan, World Habitat Awards and the United Nations Habitat Programme co-organised an international seminar on Ecosystem Restoration for Quality of Life. The virtual seminar featured climate change experts from all corners of the globe and was part of a series of official events celebrating World Environment Day.
“Moving Together”: AKAH, MIT and KVA MATx work on voluntary relocation planning in Tajikistan
To develop solutions to help vulnerable and disaster-affected communities plan for a better future, the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the design firm KVA MATx collaborated on a case study on voluntary relocation. AKAH, MIT’s Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA), the MIT Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU) and KVA MATx have been invited to exhibit the project at Giardini, Central Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia curated by Hashim Sarkis.