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This page contains a comprehensive list of University-wide policies, procedures and forms related to research activities. We strongly recommend that researchers read and consult these documents periodically to remain abreast of revisions.

RESEARCH

Keeping in view its global needs, the University Research Council has instituted certain institution-wide policies. Where appropriate and relevant, policies and procedures have been developed for specific academic entities and regions.

If you require further details, assistance or clarification about research policies and procedures, please email to research.office@aku.edu.

SPONSORED RESEARCH

Separate procedures and policies are in place for internal and external sources of funding. Researchers are requested to also refer to requirements of granting agencies and organizations.

INTRAMURAL FUNDING

EXTRAMURAL FUNDING

If you require further details, assistance or clarification about research policies and procedures, please email to research.office@aku.edu.

ETHICS AND INTEGRITY

Region-specific procedures and policies are in place to comply with national and international regulations.

PAKISTAN: Ethics Review Committee

PAKISTAN:  Ethics Committee for Animal Care and Use

UNITED KINGDOM: Research Ethics Committee

KENYA: Research Ethics Committee

TANZANIA: Research Ethics Committee


If you require further details, assistance or clarification about research policies and procedures, please email to country-specific representatives of ethics committees. ​​

GRADUATE PROGRAMMES AND STUDIES

The following policies are applicable on all graduate programmes and studies.  

  • Academic Quality Framework: Policies and Procedures
  • Authority and approval process for the creation of a new academic unit / Reorganisation of an existing academic unit
  • Board of student academic appeals
  • Collection of student information as required by law policy
  • Confidentiality of student records
  • ​Convocation ceremonies policy
  • Credit framework policy
  • Deferred admissions policy
  • Degree, diploma and certificate parchment replacement policy
  • General guidelines for PhD and Master’s theses/ dissertations at AKU
  • Graduate programme grading and system of calculating grade point averages (GPA)
  • Guidelines for programme curriculum modifications
  • Guidelines for the posthumous awarding of a degree or diploma
  • Names on degrees, diploma and certificates policy


  • Policy on assessment of students learning outcomes
  • Policy on External Examiners
  • Policy on rewarding a course for which a passing grade has been awarded
  • Policy on the awarding of graduate degrees with academic distinction
  • Policy on transcripts of student records
  • Provisional Certificates
  • Qualifications Framework
  • Retention of student records guidelines
  • Student academic integrity policy
  • Student anti-harassment policy
  • Student code of conduct and disciplinary procedures
  • Students with outstanding accounts with the University
  • Teaching and Learning Framework
  • University awards of distinction
  • University policy on research misconduct

Copies can be requested by sending an email to graduate.studies@aku.edu or can be downloaded.
 
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