AIUB presents Bangladesh Education Forum 2022 was inaugurated by Mr. Mohibul Hassan Chowdhury, Honorable Deputy Education Minister of Bangladesh at the Crown Plaza, Deira, Dubai, UAE on November 4, 2022. A number of Bangladeshi universities participated at the international conference held in Dubai from November 4-6, 2022. Mr. Ishtiaque Abedin, Honorable Chairman of the Board of Trustees, AIUB led the team from AIUB comprising of Ms. Shania Mahia Abedin, Member, Board of Trustees, Mr. Manzur H Khan, Director, Office of Student Affairs, Md. Abu Miah Akanda Tuhin, Assistant Director, Public Relations, and Mr. Golam Kashfque Ayaseen, Officer, Admission Information.
Dr. Bishwajit Chanda, Honorable Member of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Bangladesh along with Chairmen, Vice Chancellors, Pro-Vice Chancellors, Registrars, Directors, Faculty Members and officials from various universities were present in the conference.
Bangladesh Education Forum 2022 – the first-of-its-kind international conference to underline the success of the higher education sector of Bangladesh is aimed at re-positioning Bangladesh as a high-quality and cost-effective higher education destination in the world.
Honorable Deputy Education Minister, Mr. Mohibul Hassan Chowdhury highlighted that graduates from Bangladeshi universities are getting employed by the Fortune 500 companies and many have taken leadership positions in the world’s top global corporations – that reflects the quality of our education. We are doing well, and it is high time we let the world know about it. He urged all the higher education institutions to work closely to promote the industry at the global level.
In his opening speech Mr. Ishtiaque Abedin, Chairman, AIUB Board of Trustees expressed that there is a big gap between Bangladeshi diaspora in different countries and our universities. Bangladesh Education Forum will bridge the gap to develop a close relationship with the Non-Resident Bangladeshi (NRB) community with the higher education stakeholders of the country. He also stressed on the fact that it is time change the perception of higher education sector in the global arena.
Dr. Bishwajit Chanda, Honorable UGC Member presented a keynote speech on the higher education sector of Bangladesh in the inauguration ceremony, where he informed that the UGC work closely with the universities to ensure the quality of education. Universities of Bangladesh have matured, and they can now expand internationally and attract foreign students. UGC’s role is to ensure that they do things right.
There were several panel discussions, information sessions, presentations, and interactions among the stakeholders of higher education in this over 3 day long inaugural event. Mr. Akanda and Mr. Kashfique visited several high schools at Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ras Al-Khaimah.
Bangladesh Education Forum 2022 is a joint initiative by Pan Asian Group (UAE) and managed by Spiral World (BD).
Bangladesh Education Forum is supported by Bangladesh Government’s Ministry of Education, the University Grants Commission, the American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) and the Association of Private Universities of Bangladesh (APUB).