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BUBT organises orientation ceremony for students of Spring semester 

Bangladesh University of Business and Technology (BUBT) organised an orientation programme of all faculties on February 9, 2019 for new undergraduate students enrolled in the Spring semester at the University Hall Room, Rupnagar, Dhaka. Students, Members of BUBT Trust, Deans of all faculties, Chairmen of different departments, teachers and officials were present at the programme.

Prof. Dr. Shafique Ahmed Siddique, Chairman, BUBT Trust was the chief guest of the second session of the programme. Prof. Md. Abu Saleh, VC of BUBT was the session chair and explained disciplinary issues of the university. Prof. Mian Lutfar Rahman, Advisor, Students' Affairs and Prof. Dr. Mohammed Rubaiyat Chowdhury, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences also spoke at the programme.


DIU jointly organises Global Entrepreneurship Camp 2019 in Malaysia

The official inauguration of “Global Entrepreneurship Camp 2019” was held at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) in Malaysia on February 9, 2019. Prof. Madya Dr. Mohd. Rushdan bin Mohd Jailani, Deputy Chancellor, USIM; Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Founder & Chairman, Daffodil International University (DIU); and Dr. Mohd. Shukor Bin Harun, Director, University Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) jointly inaugurated the camp. Azman Bin Bidin, Founder and Managing Director, Perfect Triangle SDN BHD along with other distinguished guests remained also present during the event.

Global Entrepreneurship Camp 2019 is a 10-day long programme on entrepreneurship jointly organised by USIM, DIU and Perfect Triangle. A number of students from Malaysia and Bangladesh have joined the programme, where students will equip themselves with global knowledge on entrepreneurship development, meet successful entrepreneurs, go on industrial visits, participate in cross-cultural activities and experience the Malaysian lifestyle, culture and heritage.


New ULAB-CSD report sounds alarm on Dhaka air pollution

The Center for Sustainable Development at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) released a new report today highlighting the lethal problem of ambient (outdoor) air pollution in Dhaka. The report, “Breathing Health(ier) Amid Rapid Urbanization,” highlights the fact that long term exposure to air pollution in Bangladesh reduces life expectancy by three to seven years. Air pollution elevates one's risk of heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and lung cancer. Among babies and children, it increases the risk of lung infections and breathing problems, and contributes to reduced lung functionality over the long term.

The report calls for a “whole of Government” response to contributing factors with collaboration across the environment, health, energy, finance and transport sectors necessary for success. It describes the need to redouble focus on addressing the primary sources of pollution, and to work with development partners and the private sector to do so. The report's lead author, Anna Williams, said, “A lot of great work has gone into addressing air pollution over the years, with notable successes. Unfortunately, though, we see that the pace of urbanisation is cancelling out many of the benefits achieved, and larger scale efforts are needed to effectively tackle the challenge. The good thing is that public awareness is increasing and solutions are available.”

The paper is available at https://csd.ulab.edu.bd/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2019/02/Breathing-Healthier-Amid-Rapid-Urbanization_final.pdf

UIU signs MoU with Venturas Ltd for employment opportunities in Japan

On February 6, 2019 in UIU permanent campus, an agreement was signed by VC of United International University (UIU) Prof. Dr. Chowdhury Mofizur Rahman and Yoriko Ueda, Founder & CEO of Venturas Ltd, for conducting Japanese language classes at UIU campus for prospective employees to work in Japan as IT professionals.

Venturas Ltd, which is a raising Japanese education-tech company based in Bangladesh has supported more than 50 fresh graduates from top level universities in Bangladesh to get hired by Japanese companies to work in Japan. This Japanese language course is provided to prepare those who hope to work in Japan in the future.

They are expected to complete N4 Japanese proficiency level within three months through a very intensive language course. Highly qualified and experienced Japanese language instructors are appointed by Venturas Ltd. to conduct the course. UIU is serving this initiative by giving all the infrastructural support.

CUB arranges orientation programme for Spring 2019

A day-long orientation programme for the freshers of graduate and undergraduate programmes for Spring 2019 was held at Canadian University of Bangladesh (CUB) on February 11, 2019. Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury MP, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education was chief guest while Dr. Chowdhury Nafeez Sarafat, Founder and Chairman, CUB chaired the programme.

Dr. Atiur Rahman, Professor Emeritus and Virtual Dean, Advisor of CUB, and former Governor of Bangladesh Bank; Prof. M. A. Arafat, Chief Advisor of BOT of CUB; Prof. Dr. Mohammad Mahfuzul Islam, VC of CUB; and Prof. Dr. Nazrul Islam, Pro-VC of CUB graced the event as special guests. The programme ended with a colourful cultural performance by the students.


EU holds orientation programme for students

The orientation programmes for undergraduate students of Eastern University (EU) of Spring 2019 semester was held on February 9, 2019 at Ashulia Model Town, Savar.

Minister of Disaster Management & Relief, Dr. Md. Enamur Rahman MP graced the session as the chief guest. Chairman of BOT of EU Liaquat Hossain Moghul was the special guest. VC Prof. Dr Shahid Akhtar Hossain chaired the programme.

Former Chairman of BOT Engr. Khondokar Mesbah Uddin Ahmed; Member of BOT and Chairman, University Admission Committee Mohammad Ali Azam; Trustee Board member Prof. Dr. ABM Shahidul Islam; Md Azizul Islam; Anwar Hossain Chowdhury; and SK Saydur Rahman were present at the occasion.


NSU observes National Library Day

A seminar was held on February 9, 2019 to observe the National Library Day 2019 at North South University (NSU). The welcome address was given by Dr. Md. Zahid Hossain, NSU Librarian. AKM Rezaul Karim, Director, National Book Centre, and Dilip Kumar Saha, Director General, Department of Archives and Library of Bangladesh were present as special guests during the seminar.

Prof. Dr. Emran Kabir Chowdhury, VC, Cumilla University was present as the chief guest. Among others, Prof. Dr. GU Ahsan, Pro-VC (Designate) and students, faculty members, and officers were present.

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