Aga Khan Development Network will buy 49 hectares of land next to Tagus Park (proposed) for its first elite school in Europe. It will host students from five to 17 years of age.
Oeiras was the chosen city for the creation of an Aga Khan Academy, aimed at children between the ages of 5 and 17, in a teaching project considered as excellent, with small classes and teachers of various nationalities.
The investment is over 80 million euros and, to what PÚBLICO has learned, the academy will be built on 49 hectares of land next to Tagus Park. The land was acquired for four million euros, but the deed has not yet been made because the period in which, under the law, municipal entities, as well as neighbors, may exercise preemptive rights with respect to parcels of property.
With the choice of Oeiras, and if everything goes well, Portugal will become the first European country to host an Aga Khan Academy, which is expected to open in two or three years. There are already three of these academies in operation: in India, Kenya and Mozambique, and the Muslim Ismaili community says they want to create a total of 18 academies in different countries.