The Aga Khan University is set to host its first-ever global convocation ceremony today, May 22, 2021. The convocation will be broadcasted simultaneously across 13 time zones and will celebrate 667 graduating students at the University’s campuses in Kenya, Pakistan, Tanzania, Uganda and the UK. 


The ceremony will reflect AKU’s unique international breadth and commitment to global education and healthcare, as well as its response to the pandemic, working among the world’s most underserved populations.


The Convocation will include addresses by His Highness the Aga Khan, AKU’s founder and Chancellor, and Ms. Melinda French Gates, Co-chair and Trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


It will feature academic processions and ceremonies in five countries for the conferring of degrees and awarding of diplomas as well as granting awards of distinction.


WHAT:            Global convocation ceremony for the Aga Khan University

WHEN:            Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 3:30pm EAT

LOCATION:   Virtual: