In one year, the Aga Khan University (AKU) has an economic impact in Pakistan of more than $1 billion, and supports nearly 42,000 jobs.* Even more importantly, AKU is a pioneer and role model that influences other institutions and multiple professions, benefitting the public at large. The University’s most valuable contribution to Pakistan is such public benefits – for example, improvements in health care that are the result of new training programmes or treatments first introduced by AKU and later adopted by other universities or hospitals.
* Figures represent AKU’s impact in 2015, a typical year. Dollar figures are in U.S. dollars. Rupee/dollar figures represent gross value added (GVA), a standard measure of the value of goods and services produced in an area, industry or sector.