Aga Khan University, the international multi-site higher education institution, is planning to open a new campus in Arusha in northern Tanzania. The campus will house arts and science faculties and educate up to 3,000 students annually from across East Africa. The aim is to offer quality education benchmarked against other international universities, providing opportunities for students seeking higher education – including those who would normally opt to study abroad – to study within the region. The new campus will be the university’s second site in Tanzania, the rest being specialist units teaching nursing, medicine and education, located in the country’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam. (www.aku.edu)
Our CEO, Abe Suleman, acted as the local facilitator for AKU scoping out location and land, negotiating purchases, and building the necessary government and community relationships in order to gain support and alignment with the master plan for the region.