2013, December 9: Karachi, Pakistan - This year’s AKU Convocation in Karachi celebrates the 30th graduating class of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, the 25th graduating class of the Medical College, and the 20th anniversary of the start of the Institute for Educational Development. In addition to the Convocation ceremony and the annual Awards Night ceremony, special events are being organized that include an alumni reunion. To mark these milestones AKU Chancellor is expected to preside at the 2013 Convocation in Karachi.
2010, january 20: The Aga Khan University Hospital plans to set up a heart and cancer centre in Kenya by the end of the year. The centre, the first of its kind in the region, will provide medical treatment for heart ailments and cancers, the university's president, Mr Firoz Rasul, announced on Wednesday. This is only part of their expansion agenda, which Mr Rasul said, is expected to cost more than $700 million (Sh52.5 billion). Besides offering treatment, Mr Rasul said the centre would also train specialists in cardiac diseases and cancer.
Prince Karim Aga Khan receives an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Harvard University - 2008-06-05Posted April 20th, 2010 by heritage
2008, June 5: Prince Karim Aga Khan receives an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Harvard University at commencement ceremonies June 5, 2008, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. J.K. Rowling, who wrote the popular Harry Potter books, was the commencement speaker. (Photo by Robert Spencer/Getty Images). [Photos] [Alumni News] [More]
2009, January 21: Aga Khan University held its 5th Graduation ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya, marking the graduation of 185 students in the fields of Medecine and Nursing. [Photo Heritage] Dr Firoz Rassul, the president of AKU together with the guest of honour, Mr. Joseph G. M. Massaqoi, Director UNESCO warmly congratulated the graduants. AKU is planning to establish a new Faculty of Arts and Sciences in Arusha, Tanzania along with a second Faculty of Health Sciences in Nairobi, Kenya.
His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, on Friday received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from the University of Cambridge’s Pembroke College. The Aga Khan becomes the first Muslim to receive the distinction in the university’s 800-year history.
10th September 2007 - Prince Rahim Aga Khan Delivered the Commencement Address at the lIS Graduation, London
Over 113 students on Saturday graduated with degrees and diplomas in Advanced Nursing Studies during the 6th graduation ceremony of Aga Khan University at Serena Hotel, Kampala.
Over 55 students were awarded Bachelors of Science Degrees in Nursing and 58 graduated with Diplomas in General Nursing.
Aga Khan University held its 5th Graduation ceremony in Nairobi , Kenya , marking the graduation of 185 students in the fields of Medecine and Nursing. Dr Firoz Rassul, the president of AKU together with the guest of honour, Mr. Joseph G. M. Massaqoi, Director UNESCO warmly congratulated the graduants.
Prince Hussain Aga Khan graduates in French and Theatre from Williams. The Graduation ceremony is attended by the whole family: The Aga Khan, Prince Rahim, Princess Zahra, Princess Salimah, Princess Yasmin...
Hazar Imam visited Pakistan for Convocation at the Aga Khan University, Karachi. His speech was preceded by the speech of the Governor of Sind.
Convocation ceremonies of the Aga Khan University attended by audience of 10,000. Hazar Imam, Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and the keynote speaker McMaster University President Dr. Geraldine Kenney-Wallace, each addressed the gathering.
Convocation address to Baccalaureate in Providence, Rhode Island at Browns University at the First Baptist Church in America. Hazar Imam said: 'The myth that Islam is responsible for all the wrongdoing for certain Muslims may well stem from the truism that for all Muslims the concepts of Din and Duniya (Faith and World) are inextricably linked .
Hazar Imam attended the Commencement at Massachussets Institute of Technology (M.I.T) in Boston and delivered a speech
On the occasion of the 4th Convocation of the Aga Khan University Faculty of Health Sciences & School of Nursing, Hazar Imam said: ' Concentrating on the problems of the present is necessary, but it should not distract from the pursuit of ambitious goals of the future. We must look through today's problems to tomorrow's opportunities .'
Wednesday; Hazar Imam received an honorary degree of Doctorate of Literature in Education from the University of London(Logan Hall). Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, Chancellor of the University, conferred the Degree during the Founders Day Convocation ceremony in which he was cited as 'a calm voice in troubled times, a world leader, uniquely placed to bridge the cultural differences dividing the East and West.' (photo - click here).
Hazar Imam conferred degrees on 88 doctors and 93 registered nurses at the Third Annual Convocation of the Aga Khan University in Karachi. He said: 'Just as health care and medical education are critical beacons in the struggle of a community to achieve the highest potential, the status of women and the profession they serve are decisive criteria '
11-day tour to Pakistan on the occasion of the first convocation of the Aga Khan University and Medical College. (click here)
First Graduation Ceremony referred to as the Convocation, was held at the Aga Khan University in Karachi presided over by Hazar Imam in His role as the Chancellor of the University. 42 graduates received the MBBS degrees. Premier Benazir Bhutto was speaker at the Convocation.
Hazar Imam met with M.I.T. students at Cambridge, Massachusets who were the first graduates of a new two-year post-graduate advanced degree programme in Architecture launched in 1985 under the aegis of the Aga Khan Programme for Islamic Architecture at Harvard and M.I.T. At an informal ceremony, Hazar Imam presented the graduating students with a personal gift and a certificate enrolling as the first members of a newly founded Aga Khan Programme Alumni Association.
Hazar Imam was conferred with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) by McMaster University at Hamilton Place in Hamilton, Ontario in recognition of his leadership in the advancement of health and education in the world. (speech). In a tribute to Hazar Imam, the President of the University Mr. Alvin Lee said, 'In that Islamic tradition, which treasures education, rest the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and their religious leader, His Highness the Aga Khan.' Hazar Imam, in His convocation address, discussed the issues of ethics and standards in Science.