Each department, school and institute has its own academic community, dedicated to advancing knowledge in particular subject areas. They often work together on teaching joint or general education courses as well as interdisciplinary research projects. Basically the student is at the centre of the education provided by BRAC University. Teachers are usually ready to provide support in terms of pedagogy and make themselves available to help the students in their creative thinking and to innovate.
Teaching style and learning formats at BRAC University
By utilizing high quality, focused, and shorter than taught courses that many other universities teach, a BRACU graduate course facilitates students' swift career progression. This is achieved in part through the close working relationships between supervisors and students utilizing teaching methodologies of small group teaching.
Teaching styles, formats and frequency of contact with faculty varies from course to course. All advanced courses require the student to take on a significant amount of case based study and this will normally be alongside a framework of seminars, workshops and lectures where students analyse and present to given problems and assignments.
Professional Development Centre
The Professional Development Centre (PDC) is an innovation of BRAC University dedicated to promoting excellence in education through shared understanding and best practice. The centre was previously known as the Teaching & Learning Centre, opened in 2006. The PDC strives to build a creative environment of pedagogical development and research that fosters innovation across the University in collaboration with faculty and administrative staff. The focus of the centre is to keep the campus community updated with pedagogical developments, coordinate academic resources, support professional development and contribute to successful student learning. From group events to personalized attention, the PDC supports measurable effectiveness in faculty development, course instruction and assessment, scholarly research, and innovation in education technologies. Our expanding activities and services include orientations, workshops and seminars, individual consultations, pedagogical research, teaching courses and programme design.
According to 2018 QS Asian University ranking BRAC University is now the highest ranked private university in Bangladesh.
Academic staff and graduate students at BRAC University are central to the University's research efforts, which span all areas of the globe and tackle issues of international significance. Research at the university has made an enormous impact on our fundamental understanding of the world and significant contribution to society’s needs, and our graduate students join our academic staff in tackling some of the major challenges facing the world today.
Students on research degrees work closely with an academic supervisor focusing on a specific research project to produce a thesis that represents a significant and substantial piece of work. Students are assessed on the basis of this thesis and a viva voce (an oral examination).
Year on year, BRACU’s total research expenditure is considerably higher than any other university in Bangladesh, hence a large number of research work in different disciplines are carried out.
The University provides a supportive environment in which researchers at every stage of their career can flourish. The University is dedicated to fostering research collaborations across the world with research institutions, research agencies, funding bodies, industrial and commercial partners, sponsors and benefactors.
The research environment shall get a further boost when there will be close collaboration between the industry and academics. Already an MoU has been signed between the Computer Science and Engineering Department and Grameen Phone where such industry-academic collaboration will flourish.
Both in the Undergraduate and Master program, the university promotes students to carry out research. In the field of research, BRAC University promotes both innovation and entrepreneurship.