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
in Pakistan of
or Rs 103 Billion
Three sources of impact
Alumni earn more because of the education they receive, create jobs and send money home from abroad.
AKU's operations and purchasing generate jobs for people and revenues for businesses.
AKU's health system treats 1.3 million patients annually, helping them stay economically productive.
AKU’s spending has a multiplier effect
Every Rs 1 of its direct gross value added generates Rs 7.3 in economic benefits.
CreatesRs 7.3 ofBenefits
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’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.
AKU transformed the nursing profession,
creating career opportunities for countless women.
Students & Alumni
AKU’s research generates knowledge that can be accessed by anyone and used to address critical problems.
of the country’s 10 most productive health researchers are AKU faculty.*
*According to the Pakistan Council for Science and Technology.
Partnering with Government
AKU helps government to better serve the people of Pakistan.
AKU provides assistance in developing public policy.
AKU provides advice on improving education and health.
AKU helps fill the gap when crises stretch public capacities.
AKU accepts students based on merit, not ability to pay.
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.
Making Health Care Affordable
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.