About Us

Providing services to advance research

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies is the central coordination entity which supports the overall vision of the University to conduct research that contributes to the global body of knowledge and advances public policy in response to the real needs of communities and people in the developing world.

The Office oversees the following administrative units:

About Us image 1.png Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) provides pre-award and post-award services to AKU faculty, staff and students. 

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Research Office (RO) develops and maintains resources and guidelines to ensure highest quality of AKU research projects.

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About us Image4.pngEthics & Integrity (EI) ensures compliance of research work at AKU with national and international standards of ethics. 

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about us Image 5.pngOffice of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (ORIC) offers services for patenting and commercialisation of research products.

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About us image 6.pngOffice of Graduate Studies (OGS) administers graduate policies for efficient running of the programme. 

We provide web communications and publications from the Office. We manage:

  • AKU Research (formerly Research Outlook)

  • Research Grants & Funding Opportunities Bulletin (for internal circulation only)

Our mission is to circulate news, information and stories related to research work at AKU. If you have a story to share or you want to subscibe to our publications, send us your request .


We provide helpdesk facility for researchers which is a gateway for all queries related to research.

Queries are properly attended to and followed up.

Please call +92 21 3493 0051 Ext. 4111

Time: From 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (local Karachi time)

Days: Monday through Friday​​


Office of Research and Graduate Studies

First Floor, Service Building, Clinical Trials Unit

The Aga Khan University

P.O. Box 3500, Stadium Road

Karachi 74800, Pakistan​