Mawlana Hazar Imam and Gordon Campbell, Canada's Representative to the Ismaili Imamat meet at Aiglemont. AKDN / Cécile Genest
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Gordon Campbell, Canada's Representative to the Ismaili Imamat meet at Aiglemont. AKDN / Cécile Genest
Mawlana Hazar Imam receives Canada’s representative to the Ismaili Imamat
Mawlana Hazar Imam receives Canada’s representative to the Ismaili Imamat
3 March 2015

Gouvieux, France, 4 March 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam received His Excellency Gordon Campbell, Canada's Representative to the Ismaili Imamat at Aiglemont today.

Recitation of the East African anthem at the conclusion of the AKU 2015 Convocation in Nairobi, Kenya. AKDN / Zahur Ramji
Recitation of the East African anthem at the conclusion of the AKU 2015 Convocation in Nairobi, Kenya. AKDN / Zahur Ramji
University to foster healthy civil society in East Africa
University to foster healthy civil society in East Africa
2 March 2015

Nairobi, 2 March 2015 — Addressing the Aga Khan University’s graduating class in Nairobi today, Mawlana Hazar Imam said that the university can play a central role in supporting civil society in Africa. Together with convocations in Tanzania, Uganda, the Kenyan ceremony marked 15 years of AKU’s presence in East Africa.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Kenyatta meet at State House in Nairobi. AKDN / Aziz Islamshah
Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Kenyatta meet at State House in Nairobi. AKDN / Aziz Islamshah
Mawlana Hazar Imam calls on President Kenyatta
Mawlana Hazar Imam calls on President Kenyatta
1 March 2015

Nairobi, 2 March 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam met with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the State House today. The meeting followed the convocation ceremony of the Aga Khan University, where Hazar Imam presided in his capacity as Chancellor of AKU.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and AKU President Firoz Rasul lead the procession out of the convocation hall, followed by AKU Trustees Princess Zahra and Yusuf Keshavjee. AKDN / Zahur Ramji
Mawlana Hazar Imam and AKU President Firoz Rasul lead the procession out of the convocation hall, followed by AKU Trustees Princess Zahra and Yusuf Keshavjee. AKDN / Zahur Ramji
AKU grads equipped to lead in a “borderless” world
AKU grads equipped to lead in a “borderless” world
26 February 2015

Kampala, 26 February 2015 — In a world that is more connected and complex than ever before, the Aga Khan University is educating leaders who will be able to face the challenges of tomorrow, said Firoz Rasul. The AKU President was addressing the university’s 2015 convocation in Kampala, which was held in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Museveni meet at the State House in Entebbe, Uganda. AKDN / Zahur Ramji
Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Museveni meet at the State House in Entebbe, Uganda. AKDN / Zahur Ramji
Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with Ugandan President
Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with Ugandan President
25 February 2015

Entebbe, Uganda, 25 February 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam called on President Yoweri Museveni at the State House in Entebbe today.

An AKU graduand in Dar es Salaam receives her degree from Mawlana Hazar Imam, the Chancellor of the Aga Khan University. AKDN / Aly Ramji
An AKU graduand in Dar es Salaam receives her degree from Mawlana Hazar Imam, the Chancellor of the Aga Khan University. AKDN / Aly Ramji
AKU to embark on a huge East African expansion
AKU to embark on a huge East African expansion
24 February 2015

Dar es Salaam, 24 February 2015 — The Aga Khan University is marking “a historic milestone,” said Mawlana Hazar Imam at the university’s 2015 convocation. Having already had a significant impact over the past 15 years training African doctors, nurses and teachers, the next 15 will see AKU make the largest private investment in higher education in East Africa’s history.

At Entebbe, Mawlana Hazar Imam is received by Uganda's acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Oryem Okello. MOFA / Fahad Mugga
At Entebbe, Mawlana Hazar Imam is received by Uganda's acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Oryem Okello. MOFA / Fahad Mugga
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Uganda
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Uganda
23 February 2015

Kampala, 24 February 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Uganda today. Thursday, he will preside over the Aga Khan University’s 2015 convocation in Kampala.

Mawlana Hazar Imam receives the Aga Khan University Charter from President Jakaya Kikwete at the State House on 23 February 2015. AKDN / Zahur Ramji
Mawlana Hazar Imam receives the Aga Khan University Charter from President Jakaya Kikwete at the State House on 23 February 2015. AKDN / Zahur Ramji
AKU charter enshrined in Tanzanian law
AKU charter enshrined in Tanzanian law
22 February 2015

Dar es Salaam, 23 February 2015 — Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete presented Mawlana Hazar Imam with the newly granted charter of the Aga Khan University, at a ceremony held at the State House today. The occasion marks the first time that a foreign-based institution of higher learning has been recognised under Tanzanian law in this manner.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed by Tanzanian Ministers, Dr Shukur Jumanne Kawambwa and Bernard Kamilius Membe, upon his arrival in Dar es Salaam. AKDN / Zahur Ramji
Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed by Tanzanian Ministers, Dr Shukur Jumanne Kawambwa and Bernard Kamilius Membe, upon his arrival in Dar es Salaam. AKDN / Zahur Ramji
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Dar es Salaam
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Dar es Salaam
19 February 2015

Dar es Salaam, 20 February 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam is commencing a ten-day visit to East Africa today, marking the 15th anniversary of the Aga Khan University’s presence in the region. In his capacity as Chancellor of AKU, Hazar Imam will preside over convocation ceremonies in Dar es Salaam, Kampala and Nairobi.

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, pictured with Mawlana Hazar Imam in September 2013, is expected to confer the Padma Vibhushan. AKDN / Gary Otte
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, pictured with Mawlana Hazar Imam in September 2013, is expected to confer the Padma Vibhushan. AKDN / Gary Otte
India awards Mawlana Hazar Imam the Padma Vibhushan
India awards Mawlana Hazar Imam the Padma Vibhushan
25 January 2015

New Delhi, 25 January 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam has been named a recipient of the Padma Vibhushan, one of India’s highest civilian decorations.

After completing the first two years of GPISH at the IIS, students spend their final year earning their Masters degree at a British university like Oxford, Cambridge or the School of Oriental and African Studies. The Institute of Ismaili Studies
After completing the first two years of GPISH at the IIS, students spend their final year earning their Masters degree at a British university like Oxford, Cambridge or the School of Oriental and African Studies. The Institute of Ismaili Studies
IIS graduates making a difference
IIS graduates making a difference
12 January 2015

What do a policy advisor at the US State Department, a lecturer at Oxford University and the Head of Graduate Studies at The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) have in common? All of them have pursued postgraduate studies the IIS.

Children at Viara Junior Academy receive books as rewards for their commitment to learning. Courtesy of Bamba
Children at Viara Junior Academy receive books as rewards for their commitment to learning. Courtesy of Bamba
Innovative charity boosts school attendance in Kenya
Innovative charity boosts school attendance in Kenya
11 December 2014

When three Ismaili entrepreneurs saw the potential for their business model to improve education and address poverty in Kenya, they partnered with a Nairobi primary school and a local charity to test the idea. Student attendance, grades and enrollment at the school have since soared.

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