Syed Saad Andaleeb | The Daily Star
  • Syed Saad Andaleeb

    Former Vice Chancellor of BRAC University and Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Pennsylvania State University.

  • Academia’s global standing: The research imperative

    Recently an M Phil student, studying service management of hospital patients, emailed: “Sir, I am doing descriptive type of cross-sectional study and I am not testing any hypothesis.
  • Listening to Student Voices

    Academic programmes across the world are becoming increasingly innovative, competitive and challenging. They are responding to changing times. There is also the realisation that, built in the right spirit, universities can generate enormous social capital and rich economic dividends.
  • Teaching load: The missing link in higher education quality

    Ask faculty members in the country’s universities what would motivate them to devote more time to research and you will hear one common answer: decrease present course loads and class sizes. Both factors continue to weigh heavily on their daily toil and pursuit of excellence.
  • Why we must build specialised research universities

    “It is most difficult to get people on the path to research and publication. That culture, that appetite, that scholarly commitment has eroded considerably. [They] LOVE the microphone, they HATE the pen.”
  • Return on research: Academia's new challenge

    Discussions about research in Bangladesh's higher education institutions (HEIs) have become animated and contentious in recent times.
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