Monthly Archives: January 2010

Build your own electric car with Trexa

Trexa has revealed details of a lithium-powered, all-wheel vehicle development platform that will enable engineers and developers to create custom “vehicle apps”, doing for builders of electric vehicles what the iPhone did for application developers. Modular and scalable, the standard … Continue reading

Posted in Technology

AKU: Non-surgical treatment options against arthritis

KARACHI (APP) – Although most forms of arthritis are chronic, there are effective non surgical ways to relieve the pain, improve mobility and avoid joint damage, said Dr. Riaz Hussain Lakdawala, a senior orthopaedic surgeon. In his presentation at a … Continue reading

Posted in AKU Pakistan, Health

Ismaili Centre, Dubai joins with Architectural Heritage Society to host lecture series

In November 2004, at the Ninth Award Cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Mawlana Hazar Imam observed that “in recent years, Islamic architecture seemed to have lost its identity and its inspiration.” He added that this resulted in “cities, villages, and … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL (Undergraduate/Masters) SCHOLARSHIP 2010 For Pakistani Students

Applicants wishing to apply for Undergraduate and Postgraduate taught programmes may be eligible for the ‘International Scholarship’ This is awarded as a tuition fee reduction of up to £1500 for each academic year of study and is given on the … Continue reading

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Increasing magnesium intake can boost brainpower

Your mother was right – eating your “greens” (which contain magnesium) is good for you. In fact, according to neuroscientists at MIT and Tsinghua University in Beijing, rats who were fed a new compound that increased their brain magnesium demonstrated … Continue reading

Posted in Evolution, Health

Bridges that Unite (Otawa): Khalil Z. Shariff, CEO of Aga Khan Foundation, Canada.

Posted in Media

Members Of The International Community Meet For The Afghanistan Conference

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 28: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks with His Highness the Aga Khan Prince Karim al-Hussaini before posing for a photograph ahead of the Afghanistan London Conference at Lancaster House on January 28, 2010 in … Continue reading

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IIS sponsors panel at MESA 2009

The IIS sponsored a panel presentation at the 2009 meeting of the Middle Eastern Studies Association of North America (MESA), held in Boston, Massachusetts. The panel entitled, Formulations of Authority in Early Shi‘i Islam, was part of the Institute’s new … Continue reading

Posted in Institute of Ismaili Studies

Aga Khan at the London Conference on Afghanistan – Picture Gallery

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Speech of H.H The Aga Khan at the London Conference on Afghanistan

Mr. Chairman, Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. We express our sincere gratitude to the UK Government for organising the London Conference which has called upon the Afghan Government and the International Community at this critical time to review … Continue reading

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Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance Expands in Damascus, Syria

Damascus, 28 January 2010 – The First MicroFinance Institution Syria’s (FMFI-S) newest branch in Maysat, in the northern part of Damascus, was opened today by the Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Dr. Abdullah Dardari, in the presence of the Governor of … Continue reading

Posted in Micro Finance

Aga Khan varsity sets aside Sh910bn for new campuses

The Aga Khan University plans to invest more than $700 million (over Sh910 billion) in new campuses and programmes in East Africa that will see the creation of more than 6,000 jobs in the region, its president said yesterday. Mr … Continue reading

Posted in AKU Kenya, AKU Pakistan

Healing of ozone hole could accelerate global warming

You’d think the healing of the hole in the ozone layer would be good news, but it seems that although every cloud is said to have a silver lining, they also have a gray one as well. The Antarctic ozone … Continue reading

Posted in Nature & Environment

Aga Khan projects featured at Science and Technology Museum

The Aga Khan Development Network is unusual in recognizing the importance of culture in its international development projects. The restoration of historic sites such as Babur’s Garden in Afghanistan (IMAGE LEFT) is understood to be important in sustaining modern identity … Continue reading

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Aga Khan Foundation promotes Corporate Social Responsibility in Tajikistan

DUSHANBE, January 26, 2010, Asia-Plus  — The Civil Society Programme (CSP) of Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Tajikistan held a round table discussion on “Corporate Social Responsibility for the Benefit of Business and Society” in Dushanbe on January 22, press relase … Continue reading

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IIS awards Dissertation Writing Scholarship 2009

The IIS’ Dissertation Writing Scholarship is awarded annually to doctoral students close to completing their studies. This year’s recipient is Maryann Shenoda PhD candidate studying Middle Eastern History at the Department of History, Harvard University. Ms Shenoda is working on … Continue reading

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Aga Khan University,East Africa: Graduation 2010

East Africa Graduation 2010 concluded on Tuesday with a third ceremony in Tanzania, where the University has extensive expansion plans under way. “In Tanzania, we are establishing AKU’s principal campus in East Africa in Arusha, and this campus will house … Continue reading

Posted in AKU Kenya