Connecting Europe and Asia — Federal Foreign Office, Germany | European Union is investing heavily in sustainable transport links with Asia

The European Union is investing heavily in sustainable transport links with Asia This week (19 September), EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc announced building blocks for a new strategy to ensure sustainable connectivity between Europe and Asia. Investments should foster exchange between the two regions, as well as benefiting specific…

Aga Khan Foundation’s International Scholarship Programme for 2015-2016 application cycle is now open

Aga Khan Foundation ***** The 2015-2016 International Scholarship Programme application cycle is now open. Application forms can be obtained from the Aga Khan Foundation or Aga Khan Education Service/Board office in the applicant’s country of current residence. Before contacting the AKDN, please read the information below. Addresses and contact information are available under Application Procedures….

How to Fix Poor Quality Education in South Asia — World Bank’s Feature story

Arne Hoel/World Bank STORY HIGHLIGHTS In today’s world of rapid technological change and increasing global competitiveness, South Asian countries need a well-educated and skilled workforce to sustain long periods of growth. While the region has made tremendous gains in expanding access to schooling over the past decade, a new report by the World Bank says…

Boston Marathon, USA: Aga Khan Foundation’s run team-Sulfyna Murji, Amira Valliani and Richard Prevost successfully took part and raised over $61,000 for AKF USA projects in Africa and Asia

THE BOSTON MARATHON The Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. was honored to be a partner charity for the 2014 Boston Marathon. The three members of the AKF Run Team inspire us everyday with their dedication to both our work and their training. We want to congratulate Amira Valliani, Richard Prevost, and Sulfyna Murji for not only…

Up to $2.5 Trillion Needed for South Asia Infrastructure — World Bank

South Asia can use public and private investment to plug the infrastructure gap.   Washington, April 2, 2014—South Asia needs to spend as much as $2.5 trillion on infrastructure by 2020 to bring its power grids, roads and water supplies up to the standard needed to serve its growing population, a World Bank report says.  …

AKU (Aga Khan University) at a Glance: 10,779 alumni​|2,390 current students |13,000 faculty and staff | academic programmes are offered in five countries

About AKU AKU at a GlanceCurrently selectedNews Campuses and Teaching SitesEvents University Leadership Partnerships Aga Khan Development Network Contact Us AKU at a Glance We have 10,779 alumni​ 2,390 current students 13,000 faculty and staff Five campuses and three teaching sites Our academic programmes are offered in five countries Kenya Pakistan Tanzania Uganda United Kingdom…

Is China reviving the old Silk Road? — China Daily Mail com

After enjoying a history of about 1600 years, the Silk Road had lost out to the Southern Ocean Corridor connecting Europe and Asia. But now there are signs that the old Silk Road is being revived. The Silk Road refers to the historical network of trading routes that connected Asia with the Middle East, North…

From “Islamic Art” to “Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia and Later South Asia”: Reliving the Distortions of History — by Mehri Khalil on Jadaliyya com

[Gallery 453: Iran and Central Asia (9th-13th centuries) of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Galleries of Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia. Image copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.] This is the exceptional collection in all America, and it is being neglected. I urge you to make the reinstallation…

Asia’s Shift to Greener Transport Key to Global Sustainability – ADB Forum

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Asia must scale up sustainable transport development or face a bleak future of congested roads, pollution, ill health and economic damage, which could have ripple effects around the world, a high level transport forum in Manila heard. View infographic in higher resolution. “The choice is to let unsustainable transport become entrenched with…

15 Million Babies Born Too Soon​ – Aga Khan University News article

1.1 Million Preterm Babies Die Every Year, But With Inexpensive Treatment 75 Percent Could Survive May 2, 2012 Each year, some 15 million babies in the world are born too early. More than one million of those babies die shortly after birth; countless others suffer some type of lifelong physical, neurological, or educational disability, often…