MM Shahidul Hassan | The Daily Star
  • MM Shahidul Hassan

  • Why knowledge-based economies are richer

    It is inarguable that education is important, as it opens the door to a better life for everyone.
  • Research universities can light the way for tomorrow’s Bangladesh

    Higher education is rapidly expanding in developing countries. There were only four public universities at the time of Bangladesh’s inception as a sovereign country in 1971. The country has now a total of 43 public and 103 private universities. The number of students enrolled in universities has shot up from 4,11,717 in 2008 to10,28,314 in 2018 (BANBEIS). But what does it mean for economic development?
  • 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).
  • Creating a generation of learners and innovators

    The curriculum for any undergraduate programme is highly influenced by the social, physical, economic and cultural environment. Consequently, with the change of any such setting(s), its development process will also change. The great economist and Nobel Laureate, Wassily Leontief, wrote in 1953 that “labour will become less and less important… More and more workers will be replaced by machines.”
  • engineering education

    Rethinking engineering education in Bangladesh

    During the twentieth century, engineering education in the developed countries underwent a remarkable transformation.