Aga Khan University

Private institution

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    • The Aga Khan University (Urdu: جامىهء ﺁغا خان; popular as "AKU"), is a private research university located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Founded in 1983, the university was named for its famed benefactor and philanthropist, Aga Khan IV. The university holds the unique distinction of being one of the first private-sector universities in Pakistan.

      The Aga Khan University maintains its central campus in Pakistan; teaching hospitals in countries in the African Great Lakes; and the United Kingdom. The university offers various academic programmes for undergraduate, post-graduate studies in biological and medical sciences. It is organized into five undergraduate and four post-graduate programmes on two main campuses— Pakistan and Tanzania. The University is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom.

      It consistently maintained its top position in all rankings of HEC since 2005 and has been best university in health sciences category by the HEC as of 2014. In addition, the university secured its ranking among the 250 Asian universities ranking by the British Quacquarelli Symonds. Agha Khan pioneers the concept of modern medical science research in Pakistan and overall ranked its research in top on the global impact of its research.