The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) focuses on health, education, culture, rural development, institution-building and the promotion of economic development. It is dedicated to improving living conditions and opportunities for the poor, without regard to their faith, origin or gender.
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 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.
Aga Khan Program 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.
Archnet.org, 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 Aga Khan Museum, in Toronto, Canada fosters a greater understanding and appreciation of the contribution that Islamic civilizations have made to world heritage. The Museum encourages the full spectrum of public engagement with its diverse permanent collection of more than 1 000 objects and its ever-changing roster of exhibitions and innovative programs – including music, performances, culinary traditions, lectures, debates, special events, and film.
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.
The Global Centre for Pluralism is a new international initiative founded on the premise that tolerance, openness and understanding towards the cultures, social structures, values and faiths of other peoples are now essential to the very survival of an interdependent world.
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 300 schools and advanced educational programmes.
The Aga Khan Hospitals are 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.