Partnerships | Aga Khan Academies

Partnerships

Each Aga Khan Academy benefits from the combined experience of the network of Academies as well as from partnerships with other global institutional networks. These linkages enable the development and support of world-class standards of excellence.

Aga Khan Development Network

The Aga Khan Academies form one arm of the broader Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), whose institutions are engaged in a wide array of development initiatives.

The AKDN draws on over a century of experience in education from pre-primary to tertiary levels, and includes more than 240 schools and two universities. Students and faculty at each of the Aga Khan Academies are able to access the intellectual and programmatic resources of AKDN institutions, including the Aga Khan University, the University of Central Asia, the Aga Khan Education Services, the Aga Khan Foundation and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

Other leading institutions

To achieve their standard of excellence, the Aga Khan Academies also draw upon AKDN's long-standing partnerships with other universities including Harvard, Oxford, and Toronto, as well as renowned secondary schools such as Phillips Academy, Andover, in the United States and Schule Schloss Salem in Germany. 

The IB network

The AKDN has a formalised relationship with the International Baccalaureate through a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations.

The aim is for all Academies to be IB World Schools and thus closely linked to a network of dynamic IB institutions in over 125 countries, united by a common vision for education and global standards. Guided and facilitated by the IB, this network uses face-to-face conferences and workshops as well as technology to enable teachers and school leaders to gain from each other's experience and to share projects and initiatives.

Ensuring world-class standards

Being connected to these global networks of institutions enables the Academies to test and validate their standards of excellence. These partnerships contribute to the quality of the curriculum and professional development programmes, and ensure that the Academies maintain and enhance their high international standing.