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  • How Bangladeshi universities can make it to the world ranking

    Recently, there has been much discussion in Bangladesh about international ranking of universities.

  • Dhaka University’s ‘nervous nineties’

    The University of Dhaka has achieved a lot in these 98 years, and it has played a pivotal role in structuring the country’s economy, politics, society and development. Through the many scholars it has given birth to, the university has made inspiring strides in different fields and has taken academics substantially further from the point it was at almost a century ago.

  • The art of teaching and learning

    In a recent article (The Daily Star, June 13) Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb argued in favour of smaller class size and blending research with teaching for quality education.

  • Five-day school week can do wonders

    There can never be enough emphasis given to the importance of education. It’s a well-known fact that children who learn to read, write, add, and subtract provide a much better future for themselves, but even the superlative medicines are best served in adequate beneficial dosages.

  • Perspectives from the UK: Improving research in universities in Bangladesh

    In an article published by The Daily Star on 26 April, 2019, Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb shed light on the lack of attention given to research in many public and private universities in Bangladesh. He makes a compelling case for the need to strengthen university-

  • Unsatisfactory ranking: What can universities do to improve their performance?

    It came as a shock to many that no Bangladeshi university made it to the top 417 in Asia in the latest Times Higher Education ranking. This, however, should not have come as a surprise as international competitiveness of Bangladesh’s best universities has been declining over the years as reflected in previous rankings.

  • How universities can improve student satisfaction and quality of learning

    Societies in both developed and developing countries are increasingly aware of the vital role that university graduates can play to advance their economies. Many examples can be cited where graduates helped to pull their countries out of recession (David Willetts 2017).

  • Schooling the deprived children: “One size” cannot fit all

    In Sariakandi upazila of Bogura district, there are 168 primary schools, 44 of which are in char or sandy shoals created by the shifting and temperamental Jamuna River. The Daily Star reporter Mostafa Shabuj visited 16 of the char schools recently.

  • What’s stopping us from improving our English skills?

    AG Stock was a visiting scholar at the Department of English at Dhaka University from 1947 to 1951. In her recollection of her time in Dhaka, she reminisced about befriending future luminaries such as poet Jasimuddin and professor Munier Choudhury.

  • Can it be the beginning of a ‘decade of education’ plan?

    In the run-up to preparing the budget for the financial year 2019-2020, consultations are being held, like in the previous years, by the finance minister and his senior colleagues with various stakeholders.