Effective change is impossible without cooperation and consensus. And to furthering that very notion, in today’s world, international collaboration is indispensable. Time and time again, across boards and borders, it has been reiterated – there is little we can accomplish alone, while so much that can be achieved together. Whether it’s in the arts, business, engineering, or technology, the educational system and curriculum must now keep pace with the ever-evolving global paradigm. From theoretical concepts, to practical applications, and even facilities and infrastructure, all have to adapt to the competitive sectors of industries as well as adopt the transformative trends of the developed and developing countries alike. And the American International University – Bangladesh (AIUB) has always been working towards enabling and ensuring that the institution is constantly improving and innovating in that regard.
In order to advance its global network and international partnerships, AIUB engaged in an enriching and enlightening discussion with the Uzbekistan IT Park on the 14th of November 2021. As a part of their visit to Bangladesh, the foreign delegation from the Uzbekistan IT Park, led by their Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Farkhod Ibragimov, visited AIUB to meet with the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna. One of the most fast-growing complex of IT infrastructure designed to catalyze the promising startups of the market, integrated with scientific and educational organizations, the Uzbekistan IT Park has been proactively working towards creating constructive academic and professional opportunities for its youth. The delegation from Uzbekistan IT Park also included the Chief Overseas Operations Officer (COOO), Mr. Bakhodir Ayupov, Manager for Product Promotion, Mr. Zuxriddin Saloxiddinov, and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at RevoTechUS, Mr. Jasurbek Ruzmat. They were given a tour of the campus premises, from the computer and engineering labs, data center, classrooms, faculty rooms, as well as the auditorium, media studio, moot court, amphitheater, gymnasium, sports complex, etc. Afterwards, Dr. Lamagna initiated a brief session with the delegation and the Chairman of the AIUB Board of Trustees, Dr. Hasanul A. Hasan, as well as the Dean for the Faculty Engineering (FE), Prof. Dr. ABM Siddique Hossain, the Dean for the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS), Dr. Tazul Islam, along with the Associate Dean for the Faculty of Engineering, Dr. Abdur Rahman, the Associate Dean for FASS, Dr. ABM Rahmatullah, the Associate Dean for the Faculty of Science & Technology (FST), Mr. Mashiour Rahman, the Director for the Office of Student Affairs (OSA), Mr. Manzur H. Khan, the Director for the AIUB Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), Mr. Md. Manirul Islam, and the Undergraduate Program Director for the Faculty of Business Administration (FBA), Ms. Farheen Hassan.
Various scopes of collaborative opportunities were highlighted during the meeting, underlining the potential for a multidimensional and holistic partnership between AIUB and the Uzbekistan IT Park in the long run. Both institutions mutually agreed to continue the exchange of ideas in order to materialize dynamic and instrumental projects successfully together in the near future.