A Challenge for the country’s best students |AKU launched a special Challenge (Scholarship) programme to motivate students from Pakistan to apply for higher education.

Many students find the process of applying to university to be daunting. Choosing a degree programme, sitting for admission tests and meeting application deadlines can be intimidating for even the best students. That’s why the Aga Khan University has launched a special Challenge (Scholarship) programme to motivate students from Pakistan’s education system to apply for…

Kenya: Mombasa hosts Africa-wide Unity Games this weekend — The Ismaili

Mombasa, 13 April 2017 — Every two years, the Ismaili communities of East Africa come together for the Unity Games, a festival of sport. This year, the Games will include Jamats from all over the entire African continent. Ismailis from the Malagasy Republic arrive in Mombasa for the Africa-wide Unity Games, which will run from…

Hyderabad, India: Turning students into storytellers through investigative photography — Aga Khan Academy

 Students from the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad participating in the advanced Fredric Roberts Photography Workshops have spent the last week unearthing powerful visual stories on women anganwadi workers in neighbourhood villages, and the repercussions of dramatic urbanization in Hyderabad and its surrounding areas. Using professional DSLR cameras, donated by Roberts, the dozen students from grades…

Newton-Utafiti Fund: New grant set to widen impact of University’s health research | Links in science and innovation between the UK and Kenya

AKU’s Faculty of Health Sciences in East Africa has won a grant from the Newton-Utafiti Fund, a collaborative partnership to strengthen links in science and innovation between the UK and Kenya, to conduct a health research workshop that will bring together researchers from the two countries. Prof. William Macharia, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Health…

‘Digital solutions for village teachers in East Africa’ Solar-powered tablets and mobile phone text messaging are one of the source of Improving the quality of teaching

The Aga Khan University (AKU)’s Institute for Educational Development, East Africa, based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania has pioneered the use of inexpensive tablet computers to address one of the biggest challenges in African education: how to quickly and cost-effectively improve the quality of teaching. Recognizing the correlation between the quality of teacher education and…

Canada: Plans unveiled for Islamic garden in Edmonton — The Ismaili | A memorandum of understanding between the University of Alberta and the Aga Khan University also signed

Edmonton, 7 April 2017 — Details of an Islamic garden gifted by Mawlana Hazar Imam to the University of Alberta were revealed today at a special ceremony. The event also included the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the University of Alberta and the Aga Khan University. (Click Image to watch)  When it opens…