Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Faculties of Arts & Sciences


The Aga Khan University believes in the singular importance of higher education for leadership because so often change begins with a visionary leader, and because leaders unleash the power of many to bring about a better world. We believe in the power of knowledge to solve the most important problems confronting the world today. AKU’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences will be a contribution to that indispensable effort to create capacity in local populations to solve their own challenges, to build harmonious and pluralistic societies and to pursue their aspirations for a better life for themselves and their families.

As it grows into a comprehensive university, AKU plans to set up two Faculties of Arts and Sciences (FAS), FAS Pakistan in Karachi, Pakistan and FAS East Africa in Arusha, Tanzania.


The Aga Khan University, with time, has evolved as an internationally recognised university. Our unique model links campuses and faculty across three continents - Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Our mission is to support research that contributes to the global body of knowledge and advances public policy in response to the real needs of communities and people.

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 Our efforts support individual and organisational opportunities for our and our partners' faculty, staff and students - for the communities where we live and work. 

In addition to advancing the cause of education broadly, the collaboration we promote helps yield insights that have the potential to make the world a better place​.

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