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Press Conference on IBA National Debate held

A press conference was held on August 7,2007 to let the media know about the IBA National Debate Championship 2007. The event is sponsored by ACI Limited. The Daily Star, Channel i and Radio Foorti are the media partners. The press conference was held at IBA auditorium where the director of IBA, Professor Dr. Muhammad Ziaulhaq Mamun, Executive Director of ACI Limited Mr. Syed Alamgir, Moderator of IBA communication club Syed Munir Khasru and other guests from media partners were present. They addressed the media correspondents and answered the questions about the tournament. The three day long debate championship is scheduled on 10-12th August. Twenty four teams from seventeen universities comprising seventy two leading debaters from accross the country are participating in the tournament. The tournament is being held in parliamentary format and the theme is "What is deformed, can't be reformed".The prize giving ceremony will be held on August 12,2007 at Radisson Water Garden Hotel.

Dr Shahidullah scholarship introduced at London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University, the largest university in the British capital, has announced Dr Muhammad Shahidullah scholarship for outstanding Bangladeshi students.

The scholarship, introduced in recognition of the renowned Bengali linguist and educationist, is designed to offer financial support for an excellent Bangladeshi graduate each year who wants to study for his master's degree at London Metropolitan University.

'This scholarship is part of a package of support we offer every year to a brilliant student from Bangladesh,' Mark Bickerton, director of Student Recruitment and International Development of the university, said while addressing a press conference at Sonargaon Hotel recently.

In the past two years at London Metropolitan University, Bangladeshi students have achieved more first class degrees and merit scholarships than that of any other countries, he said. The education promotion and marketing manager of British Council, Raiqah Walie-Khan, and the operations manager, Bangladesh Liaison Office of London Metropolitan University, KM Mazharul Islam Maruf, also spoke on the occasion. Murtaza Basheer, son of Dr Muhammad Shahidullah and eminent artist, was also present.


Certificate Giving Ceremony

BRAC University (BU) Student Affairs Office organized a Certificate Giving Ceremony for the students for outstanding contribution in extra curricular activities. It was on Wednesday August 1, 2007. Professor Jamilur Reza Choudhury, VC-BU distributed certificates among selected students for their extra-ordinary contributions to different club and forum activities. Mr. Mahmood Hasan, Registrar, Dr. Zainab F Ali, Director, Student Affairs, Md. Jahangir Alam, Assistant Director, Student Affairs, faculties, staff and students were present.

The Annual Culture programme of BRAC University was held on July 25 at Shahid Zia auditorium, National Museum. BU Cultural Club organised the programme.

International Conference on Human Resource Management and Development

Rapport Bangladesh Ltd. recently organized 7th International conference on Human Resource Management and Development-2007. In the conference, Business Session IX on 27th July, 2007, was presided over by Summit Chaudhuri, Chairman and Managing Director, Third Millennium Business Resource Associate Private Ltd. and introduced by Prof. Dr. M. Mosharraf Hossain ,Managing Director and Chairman, Rapport Bangladesh Ltd. Prof. Dr. Victoria wise, Faculty of Business, Head, School of Accounting and Corporate Governance, University of Tasmanina, Australia and Dr. Muhammad Mahboob Ali, Chairman and Associate Professor, School of Business and Economics Atish Dipankar University of Science and Technology jointly presented a paper on " Linkage Between Corporate Management and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global Arena With Special Reference to Bangladesh: A Conceptual Framework".

Other two papers were presented by Nurul Karim Nasim ,Chairman and Associate Professor, Dept. of English, Atish Dipankar University of Science and Technology and Dr. Md. Shahadat Hossain, Deputy Secretary Govt. of Bangladesh. Among others Dr. K. Venkatasubramanian of India, Prof. Somesh Dhamija, India also took part in the discussion.

Bangladeshi student in Norway

Rafiqul Islam has been elected as the Vice-President of International Student Union (ISU) at University of Tromso, Norway. He is now working as a Vice-President in the International Student Union (ISU).

The University of Tromso is the Northern most university of the world. It is situated in the centre of the Tromso town popularly known as the Paris of the North. Rafiqul Islam started his education in Norway back in 2006 as the M.Phil scholarship student. Students from seventy different countries are receiving higher education at this University. Here, the number of Bangladeshi students is six.

Before going to Norway for higher studies, he was working in a World Bank funded development project as a Chittagong divisional team leader (in charge). He completed his Bachelor and Masters in Sociology from the University of Dhaka. He secured First Class in both of these Examinations.


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