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Princess Zahra, IIS Board of Governors, faculties and students all standing in respect in two rows wearing AKU graduation gowns

The Aga Khan University celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2022, its first-ever Founder's Day and the University's 40th anniversary.

IIS Board Member Professor Tashmin Khamis recently received the Award of Distinction for Outstanding Service to Aga Khan University.

Professor Tashmin Khamis is the Vice Provost Quality, Teaching and Learning at the . She received an Award of Distinction from the Aga Khan University on March 19, 2023, following the University Convocation celebrating the Chancellor in its first-ever Founder's Day and the University's 40th anniversary.

The award was presented by Princess Zahra to recognize Professor Khamis' outstanding service to enhance teaching and learning across the University, AKDN and beyond.

Professor Khamis founded the Network of Quality, Teaching and Learning (QTL_net) in 2013. Under her leadership, the Network has been able to professionalize teaching and learning, making Aga Khan University the only University in South Asia and East Africa to be accredited by Advance HE in the UK, where she gained a Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA). The accredited TEACH scheme has now been extended to include IIS faculty.

Professor Tashmin Khamis' contributions have been recognized internationally, acknowledged through international awards: the UNESCO supported Zairi Award 2022 and the Times Higher Education shortlist for Teaching and Learning Strategy of 2023.

The IIS wishes to congratulate our Board Member Tashmin and recognise her efforts to extend AKU’s support to enhance teaching and learning at the IIS.