Friday, January 13, 2017
Aga Khan Development Network School Partners with UofT
Based in Bellevue, Washington, Amin Andy Lakha serves as the chief executive officer and principal of Lakha Investments, where over the last 20 years he has acquired and developed more than 40 properties totaling 10 million square feet of retail and office space. Apart from his real estate career, Amin Andy Lakha is a supporter of the Aga Khan Development Network.
In late 2016, the University of Toronto (UofT) and the University of Central Asia (UCA) announced a partnership that will see the two schools collaborate in various areas, including curriculum, faculty development, and research efforts.
As the opening initiative of the partnership, UofT will develop leading-edge curriculum for UCA’s undergraduate computer science program. According to a UCA representative, the Central Asian school’s students will benefit from the new curriculum, which comes from an institution in the University of Toronto that boasts one of the 10 best computer science programs in the world.
In addition to computer science, UCA plans to offer undergraduate majors in engineering sciences, economics, business and management, Earth and environmental sciences, and communications and media.
UCA is an academic partner of the Aga Khan Development Network. The school was founded in 2000 with the signing of the International Treaty and Charter by the presidents of Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Kazakhstan, alongside His Highness the Aga Khan.