UAP Participated in the Assembly on Higher Education at University of Dhaka


Department of International Relations and Department of History, University of Dhaka and The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), a German-based think-tank, jointly organized an Assembly on Higher Education on 11 March 2018 from 10 AM-1 PM at the Senate Hall, Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban, University of Dhaka.

The event, first of its kind in Bangladesh, was participated by the governing bodies, faculty members and students from both public and private universities. The main objective of the assembly was to brainstorm on challenges and opportunities facing higher education sector in Bangladesh and to propose recommendations for achieving global competitiveness in teaching, learning and research. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG, the Founder and Chairman of BRAC was the keynote speaker at the Assembly.

German Ambassador to Bangladesh Dr. Thomas Prinz, North South University Vice Chancellor Professor Atique Islam, Independent University Bangladesh Vice Chancellor Professor M Omar Rahman, Rajshahi University Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Ananda Kumar Saha were present as Guest of Honor, among others. Professor Dr. Nasreen Ahmad, Pro Vice Chancellor of University of Dhaka presided over the conference. Professor Imtiaz Ahmed of Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka conducted the program.

A group of fifteen students from UAP led by Md. Tarek Khan, Assistant Director, Directorate of Students’ Welfare (DSW), UAP participated in the assembly.