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High Commissioner of Bangladesh Visits University of Newcastle

Courtesy: University Of Newcastle

Lieutenant General Masud Uddin Chowdhury, ndc, psc, High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Australia visited the University of Newcastle. The University of Newcastle is among the top 10 Australian Universities in terms of research funding and outcomes. He had a constructive meeting with Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen, during which he discussed issues of mutual interest, including scholarship opportunities for Bangladeshi students, academic exchange programme and research collaboration. The meeting was also attended by Professor Kevin McKonkey, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Global Relations), Professor Abul Shamsuddin, Head of Accounting and Finance Discipline, Associate Professor Jamil Khan and Md Akhtaruzzaman and Subhankar Biswas, representatives from the Bangladesh Students Association of Newcastle University.

6th National Debate Competition held at East West University

Courtesy: EWU

The prize giving ceremony of the 6th National Debate Competition titled 'EWU Debate Spree 2012' was held on September 22, 2012 at East West University organised by the East West University Debating Club. Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith was present as the chief guest on this occasion while Professor Ahmed Shafee, Vice-Chancellor of East West University chaired the whole session. In his speech, the Finance Minister urged the debaters to be organised and slow in delivering their arguments during debating. He also praised the initiative of East West University for organising the event.

Farewell Programme at UAP

University of Asia Pacific (UAP) organised a farewell programme for all graduating students of Spring 2012 on September 20. The programme was held at a renowned convention center in the capital. Acting Registrar of UAP, Shahriyar Anam welcomed all guests to the event at the beginning of the programme. Vice Chancellor of UAP, Professor Dr Jamilur Reza Choudhury, Pro Vice- Chancellor Professor Dr M R Kabir, heads of different departments of UAP, faculty members and officials were present on this occasion to bid farewell to the students.

ULAB Celebrates 8th Foundation Day

Courtesy: ULAB

University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) celebrated the 8th anniversary of its Foundation Day on October 1, 2012 at the ULAB auditorium. The chief guest of the event was Professor Dr Gowher Rizvi, Advisor to International Affairs to the Prime Minister of People's Republic of Bangladesh. The programme started with rendition of the ULAB theme song by ULAB Cultural Club. Professor Dr Gowher Rizvi presented keynote paper on 'Liberal Arts Education in Bangladesh'.

Admission Fair at Bangladesh University

A five day long admission fair at Bangladesh University started on October 1, 2012. Discounts ranging from 10% to 100% were offered to students seeking admission for Fall Semester 2012 and in addition, a waiver of Tk 10,000 on admission fees on the spot.

Reception for the GPA 5 Achievers

World University of Bangladesh (WUB) arranged a reception and felicitation programme for the students who obtained GPA 5 in HSC 2012 at Narsingdi. Medals and other gifts were distributed among the students obtaining GPA 5 to encourage them. Professor Fahima Khatun, Chairman, Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board, Dhaka attended this occasion as the chief guest. This event was presided over by Professor Dr Abdul Mannan Choudhury, Vice-Chancellor, WUB.

Orientation Programme at UIU

Courtesy: UIU

A two-day long orientation programme was held for the newly admitted students of Fall 2012 trimester at United International University (UIU). Professor Dr M Rezwan Khan, Vice-Chancellor, UIU presided over the ceremony while Professor Dr Chowdhury, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, UIU, Heads of different departments, faculty members, guardians, and students were present at the programme. The speakers at the orientation programme said that providing quality education is the prime concern of this university.

L N M K Bashar awarded at Asian Leadership Awards 2012

L N M K Bashar was honoured by the Asian Leadership Awards 2012 as the Most Innovative Leader in the education industry in the Asian region, while the Cambrian College also received an award for Best academic interface institution in Asia. The award giving ceremony was held at the Taj Hotel in Dubai. There were over 100 individuals and institutions present to receive this prestigious award.

Inaugural Meeting of OGGRO's Joint Research Project

OGGRO, a social welfare organisation for youths, in partnership with the Economics Study Centre (ESC), student chapter of the Department of Economics of University of Dhaka (DU) and American International University Bangladesh (AIUB) has initiated a joint research project titled 'State of the Economy 2012--The Youth Perspective'. The first meeting of the research committee was held on September 29, 2012 at TSC (Teachers Students Centre) of DU. The meeting was chaired by the President of OGGRO, Farzeen Ferdous Alam and co-chaired by Rabiul Islam and Birtin Amit Baidya on behalf of DU and AIUB respectively. OGGRO, with support from the student representatives from these two universities, will undergo this research project over a five month time span and focus on broad issues such as state of unemployment for youths, budgetary allocations of the state for youths, effects of our current debt crisis on the future of the youth, environmental sustainability, and youth leadership.

Japanese Internship Programme at EDU

East Delta University (EDU) celebrated the event 'Japanese Students Internship Programme' at its Probartak Building on September 12, 2012. Through this programme, a group of Japanese students are doing their internship at EDU and this is for the first time that Japanese students are doing internship in a university of Bangladesh. Professor M Sekander Khan, Vice-Chancellor of EDU, said that Bangladesh can learn a lot from Japan which is, one of the most successful countries of the world from the economic point of view. Also, Japan can learn from Bangladesh about the role of micro-credit in eradicating poverty, and sectors like, garments industries, empowerment of women, and dealing with natural disasters.

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