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The Aga Khan University (abbreviated AKU) is an independent research university with its primary campus in Karachi, Pakistan, with additional campuses and training programmes in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom and Afghanistan.
Founded in 1983 by the Prince Aga Khan IV through the Aga Khan Development Network. The university launched a medical college and a teaching hospital on a 65-acre site in Karachi. The university over the years expanded, in 2004 established a teaching hospital in Nairobi and in 2016 another one in Dar es Salaam. In 2002, the university established a campus in London deticated to the study of the Near East and in 2003 launched an examination board.In 2015, the university established the Institute for Human Development funded by the CIDA, and in 2016, the the university launched the Graduate School of Media and Communications. In 2016, the university launched the East African Institute.
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