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Ismaili Institutions


The Aga Khan Hospitals is a network of international hospitals managed by the Aga Khan Health Services, one of the most comprehensive non-profit health-care systems in the developing world.


Aga Khan Programme for Islamic Architecture, an endowed centre of excellence in the history, theory and practice of Islamic architecture based at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


The Aga Khan Schools are part of the Aga Khan Education Services, which has a long tradition of leadership in educational development and currently operates more than 250 schools and advanced educational programmes.


The Aga Khan University (AKU), which provides post-graduate training of health service professionals, teachers and managers of schools, and the development of research scholars., an on-line resource focusing on architecture, urban design, urban development, and related issues in the Muslim world (in cooperation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology).


The Institute of Ismaili Studies, which was founded by His Highness the Aga Khan, promotes scholarship and learning on Islam, with emphasis on Shi‘ism in general and its Ismaili Tariqah in particular, and a better understanding of their relationship with other faiths and societies


The Ismaili, the website of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, a community of ethnically and culturally diverse peoples in 25 countries who are guided by His Highness the Aga Khan, their 49th Imam (spiritual leader)


The University of Central Asia (UCA) fosters economic and social development in Central Asia while helping preserve and promote cultural heritage. It will prepare new kinds of experts in key fields of development; educate a new generation to take on leadership roles; renew the skills of existing professionals in diverse fields, and provide practical training to the adult population as a whole.