Making a Difference

Creating OpportunityEncouraging ExcellenceGenerating JobsEnhancing Incomes

The Aga Khan University’s Economic Impacts in Pakistan

AKU is “an innovator” and “a nationwide role model for high-quality tertiary education and medical care” in Pakistan.

Centennial Group International

In one year, AKU has an

Economic Impact

Economic Impact

in Pakistan of

$1 Billion

or Rs 103 Billion

Three sources of impact

Alumni

$84 Million

Alumni

Alumni earn more because of the education they receive, create jobs and send money home from abroad.

Operations

$294 Million

Operations

AKU's operations and purchasing generate jobs for people and revenues for businesses.

Hospital Care

$632 Million

Hospital Care

AKU's health system treats 1.3 million patients annually, helping them stay economically productive.

Supporting

42,000

Jobs Annually

Jobs Annually

AKU’s spending has a multiplier effect

Every Rs 1 of its direct gross value added generates Rs 7.3 in economic benefits.

Rs 1

CreatesRs 7.3 ofBenefits

Public Benefits

Public Benefits

The University is a pioneer and role model. Its innovations, pursuit of excellence and support for gender and social equity positively impact society at large.

AKU Innovates
Acts as an Exemplar
Quality Improves
Society Benefits

Public Benefits

Encouraging Excellence

AKU’s leadership has helped to improve the quality of health care, health education and primary and secondary education.

The Case of Accreditation

The Aga Khan University Hospital becomes the first in Pakistan to meet the rigorous quality standards of the U.S.-based Joint Commission International (JCI)

Seeing a local institution achieve international accreditation inspires other hospitals to follow AKU’s lead.

AKU shares its experiences and advice for pursuing JCI accreditation with staff from other hospitals.

Other hospitals in Pakistan are pursuing JCI accreditation, and one achieved it in 2017.

Public Benefits

Empowering Women

AKU transformed the nursing profession,
creating career opportunities for countless women.

Women are

2in3

Students & Alumni

Public Benefits

Generating Knowledge

AKU’s research generates knowledge that can be accessed by anyone and used to address critical problems.

7

of the country’s 10 most productive health researchers are AKU faculty.*

*According to the Pakistan Council for Science and Technology.

Public Benefits

Partnering with Government

AKU helps government to better serve the people of Pakistan.

Assist

Assist

AKU provides assistance in developing public policy.

Advise

Advise

AKU provides advice on improving education and health.

Respond

Respond

AKU helps fill the gap when crises stretch public capacities.

Public Benefits

Making Higher
Education Accessible

AKU accepts students based on merit, not ability to pay.

60%

of students receive financial assistance or pay no tuition in exchange for working at AKU after graduation.*

* Financial assistance covers 73% of tuition costs on average. Students paying no tuition agree to work at AKU for the same length of time as the duration of their studies and are paid market salaries.* Financial assistance covers 73% of tuition costs on average. Students paying no tuition agree to work at AKU for the same length of time as the duration of their studies and are paid market salaries.

Public Benefits

Making Health Care Affordable

488,000

low-income patients were able to access high-quality health care at AKU facilities in 2015 thanks to financial support from the University and donors.low-income patients were able to access high-quality health care at AKU facilities in 2015 thanks to financial support from the University and donors.

35 Years of Excellence

19831st private university, a milestone that took years of dedicated efforts. Today there are 75 private universities in Pakistan.
19881st to offer a Post-RN Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
19931st organized Family Medicine residency training programme.
19931st private university to launch an Institute for Educational Development.
19971st to offer a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
20001st organized Emergency Medicine residency training programme.
20011st to offer a Master of Science in Nursing.
20031st private Examination Board.
20061st private hospital in Pakistan accredited by the U.S.-based Joint Commission International.
20131st to offer a Post-RM Bachelor of Science in Midwifery.
2015#1-ranked Medical College by the Higher Education Commission when rankings were last released.
20151st state-of-the-art centre for simulation-based learning, the Centre for Innovation in Medical Education.
20171st clinical laboratory accredited by the College of American Pathologists.