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Aga Khan University’s e-book chronicles 10 years of quality teaching

The Aga Khan University (AKU) has launched an e-book, which is a compilation of impact stories in higher education, as it celebrates its 10-year anniversary.

AKU is a non-profit institution and a unit of the Aga Khan Development Network. Over the past decade, AKU has transformed the landscape of higher education at the university and in the communities they serve.

The e-book, titled “Transforming Teaching & Learning in Higher Education: Stories of Impact from the Aga Khan University,” was co-broadcast with Advance HE in the UK.

It includes retrospective stories from faculty and academic staff who illustrate the transformative power of education and the AKU’s commitment to fostering it. The publication underscores the significance of continuous competency development in teaching faculty.

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Quality education

Professor Tashmin Khamis, Vice Provost for Quality, Teaching, and Learning at AKU, stated, “The case studies reflect the impacts made on teaching practice, student engagement, technology transformation in learning, and an institutional teaching culture that is research-led and student-centered. As we reflect on the past ten years, we see the ripple effects of our dedication to quality education that extend far beyond our campuses.

AKU is the first university in the developing world to achieve accreditation by Advance HE in the UK. This accomplishment means that AKU’s commitment to professionalizing teaching and supporting learning is now internationally benchmarked against the Professional Standards Framework for higher education.

AKU also holds the distinction of being the sole accredited institution in East Africa and Pakistan with the authority to confer faculty Higher Education Academy Fellowships. The university’s vision is to inspire and mentor the next generation of educators.

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