News Archive

Tag: Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research
Publish Date: February 27th, 2017

C3ER team conducted a 5 day long field visit for the project entitled ‘“Capture and assess best CwC practices in disaster response and recovery” funded by DMCC, BRAC and “Achieving Resilience through Inclusive Community Based Organizations” funded by OXFAM from 22-26 February 2017 at Satkhira District as a study area. A team led by Professor Ainun Nishat, Professor Emeritus, and Advisor, C3ER, BRAC University. The team was comprised of total 17 surveyors and 5 C3ER staffs. Key objective of the field visit is to identify and disseminate of effective methods and tools of early warning and recovery interventions in community engagement and assess the outcome of an action research on ‘Resilience through Economic Empowerment, Climate change Adaptation, Leadership and Learning( REECALL). Questionnaire survey, Focus Group Discussion and Key Informant Interviews were conducted during these field visits. Besides that, the team dug up some special case studies.

Tag: James P Grant School of Public Health
Publish Date: February 27th, 2017

A delegation from the University of Michigan's School of Public Health visited the James P Grant School of Public Health on 26 February. The team consisted of academics working in public health and international relations, headed by Martin Augustine Philbert (Dean, School of Public Health). He was joined by Matthew L Boulton (Senior Associate Dean for Global Public Health), Elizabeth J King (Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education),  Mousumi Banerjee (Research Professor), and Amy N. Sarigiannis (Director, International Relations and Scholar Exchange Program).

The team were keen to collaborate with JPGSPH on student and faculty exchange, short course development, and joint research activities.

Tag: Announcement, Relationship Management Office
Publish Date: February 27th, 2017


Call for BRAC Scholarship Application

BRAC Scholarship offers full tuition waiver, living allowance and book allowance (in some cases) to meritorious students who come from disadvantaged financial communities.

Interested BRACU students with CGPA ≥3.00 and obtained a GPA of 4.00 from Science, Arts and Commerce (Without 4th subject) in SSC and HSC or Equivalent and whose monthly family income is not more than Tk. 20,000/- (Taka Twenty Thousand only) may apply for BRAC Scholarship.

All applicants are required to submit both the recommended application form of BRAC University, available at the Information desk and the Online application form.

Complete the online application form by visiting:

usis.bracu.ac.bd

(Login to your usis account and click on the scholarship button)

*If unable to complete the online application, please contact the Information Desk

  • Scholarships/Financial Aid Application Form of BRAC University will be available at the information desk from February 20, 2017.
  • All applicants will be required to pay Tk. 400/- at the time of submission of the filled out form.
  • The last date for submitting the filled out form is March 02, 2017.


Call for Need Based Scholarship Application

Interested BRACU students who have completed 9 (Nine) credits with CGPA ≥3.25 and whose monthly family income is not more than Tk. 25,000/- (Taka Twenty-five Thousand only) may apply for Need Based tuition fee waiver.

All applicants are required to submit both the recommended application form of BRAC University, available at the Information desk and the Online application form.

Complete the online application form by visiting:

usis.bracu.ac.bd

(Login to your usis account and click on the scholarship button)

*If unable to complete the online application, please contact the Information Desk

  • Scholarships/Financial Aid Application Form of BRAC University will be available at the information desk from February 20, 2017.
  • All applicants will be required to pay Tk. 400/- at the time of submission of the filled out form.
  • The last date for submitting the filled out form is March 02, 2017.


Ismat Shereen
Head, RMO (Relationship Management Office)

Tag: BRAC Business School
Publish Date: February 27th, 2017

Dr. Md. Mamun Habib, Associate Professor of BRAC Business School (BBS) and Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Supply Chain Management (IJSCM) – Scopus Indexed, joined the Sixth International Conference on Advances in Economics, Social Science and Human Behaviour Study (ESSHBS 2017) on February 25-26, 2017 at Hotel Lebua at State Tower, Bangkok, Thailand, organized by IRED, USA.

Dr. Habib delivered his Keynote Speech on “Supply Chain Management (SCM): Its Implications on Manufacturing and Service Industry”. He illustrated the significance and implications of SCM on manufacturing and service industries through various models as well as demonstrated ITESCM (Integrated Tertiary Educational Supply Chain Management) Model which was developed by Dr. Habib in 2009.

Conference proceedings consist of ISBN: 978-1-63248-120-7 and keynote paper avails DOI: 10.15224/978-1-63248-120-7-74. Consequently, He chaired the Session of the ACCN and ESSHBS conference. Lots of participants from 26 countries, particularly Japan, Singapore, Sweden, Australia, UK, USA, Malaysia, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Bangladesh, India, etc. presented their papers.

During the conference, Dr. Habib discussed with distinguished renowned professors about 1st International Conference on Business and Management (ICBM 2017), organized by BRAC Business School (BBS) on September 21-22, 2017 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Tag: Department of Architecture
Publish Date: February 25th, 2017

The British Academy has recently awarded a prestigious research grant entitled “The last 100 metres: Safeguarding potable water provisioning to urban informal settlements” under its Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) Sustainable Development scheme to a Bangladesh-Tanzania-UK collaborative team of researchers.

Dr. Mohammad Faruk of the Department of Architecture, BRAC University  has been nominated as the project’s Bangladesh coordinator for the ‘Settlement characterization, mapping & social survey’ component.

He has participated a five-day project inception meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania hosted jointly by the Ardhi University and BRAC Tanzania, during 19-24 February 2017. During his visit Dr. Faruk also visited five key informal settlements in Dar es Salaam as part of the research and also attended the Management board meeting of the ' last 100 metres' project.

Tag: BRAC Institute of Languages
Publish Date: February 25th, 2017

BRAC Institute of Languages (BIL) faculty members Mr. Md. Shams Ud Duha, Mr. Kushal Das and Ms. Adrita Mulk accompanied two groups of interested students from ENG091 and ENG101 sections to Ekushey book fair on February 23 and February 24, 2017. On both days, students met and exchanged views with a writer and a publisher, visited different stalls, and bought several books.

On February 23, students met prominent cartoonist Mr. Ahsan Habib and publisher Ms. Aditya Antor from Ittadi Publication. They were also interviewed by Independent TV and the interviews were broadcast the next day. On February 24, another group of students met Mr. M. A. Matin, editor of one of the little magazines Amoraboti, and Mr. Osman Gani, renowned publisher of Aagami Publication. They shared their recent projects and future plan with the students on both days.

The trip was arranged as part of BIL’s new initiative to encourage experiential learning.

Tag: Department of Architecture
Publish Date: February 24th, 2017

Department of Architecture Self Assessment Committee (SAC), BRAC University has organized a three day long program along with IQAC(Institutional Quality Assurance Cell) on the visit of external peer reviewer (EPR) team to assess the final self assessment report of Architecture Department held from 20 to 23 February 2017. In this program, Dr. Iftekhar Ahmen and Dr. Nandini Awal were present as the member of SAC. A team of three quality assurance (QA) experts reviewed the report among whom Dr. Mahbub Rahman as foreign expart (Professor and Dean, College of Engineering and Design, Kingdom University Bahrain), and Prof. Dr. Mushfique Ahmed (Department of Geology and Mining, University of Rajshahi and Director, Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh) and Prof. Dr. Farida Nilufar (Professor Department of Architecture, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)) as local experts joined the program.

Tag: Department of English and Humanities
Publish Date: February 24th, 2017

Rukhsana R.Chowdhury, Senior Lecturer, delivered the key-note speech at a book launching ceremony organized by the Bangla-Urdu Sahitya Foundation on Feb.11, 2017. It was the launching of a collection of short stories written in Urdu language by a Bengali writer. Besides the heavy presence of local poets and writers, the programme was attended by representatives of the Bangla Academy, a delegation of European poets and academics and researchers from around the world. The ceremony was presided over by renowned poet and cultural activist, Asad Chowdhury. The book launch was followed by a poetry recitation session where Bangla, Urdu, English, Norwegian, Italian and French poems were read out by their authors.

Nawshaba Ahmed, Lecturer, department of English and Humanities,  attended a 3 day full fledged workshop organized by the James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University from 12th to 14th February.  This workshop, titled “Transforming SRHR: Transgender Diversities in Bangladesh” was held with a view to raise awareness on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights issues in Bangladesh and to create a pool between the activists, the communities of sexual minority of Bangladesh and  South Asia, researchers and the Law practitioners. This workshop was also attended by 8 students who were nominated from the BRAC University, Scholars’ Program.  

Faculty Members attended International Conference on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day

International  Mother Language Institute (IMLI) organized a two-day international conference, titled  The Language Documentation and Multilingual Preservation on February 22 and 23, 2017 as part of the institute's four-day programme to commemorate the International Mother Language Day 2016. The conference brought together linguist experts, academics, researchers and minority language activists to discuss issues of minority languages' use and preservation in different multilingual countries. Dr Rifat Mahbub, Dr Asifa Sultana, and Muhammad Mahmudul Haque from the department attended the conference as select delegate of BRAC University.

Tag: James P Grant School of Public Health
Publish Date: February 24th, 2017

Two researchers from the James P Grant School of Public Health attended a symposium on Community Health workers and their contribution towards the Sustainable Development Goals in Kampala, Uganda. Sushama Kanan (Senior Research Associate) and Tamanna Majid (Research Associate) from the REACHOUT Bangladesh project gave an oral presentation on the abstract titled “Close to community (CTC) providers role in strengthening reproductive health service provision: lessons from an implementation research, REACHOUT Bangladesh” and a poster presentation on the abstract titled “Close-to-community (CTC) health providers in the complex adaptive health system in Bangladesh”. The team also took part in a panel discussion on “What does trust have to do with Community Health Workers and the Sustainable Development Goals?” with the wider REACHOUT consortium.

Held from 21-23 February, the symposium was organised by Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Uganda in partnership with Nottingham Trent University, UK and Ministry of Health, Uganda. Over 450 participants from over 20 countries attended the symposium, taking part in in-depth discussions, knowledge sharing, and networking.

A blog has been published on the basis of this panel discussion which can be found at http://reachoutconsortium.org/news/what-does-trust-have-to-do-with-community-health-workers-and-the-sustainable-development-goals/.

Tag: Department of Pharmacy
Publish Date: February 24th, 2017

The Department of Pharmacy organized a seminar on “Career Development in Pharmaceutical Industry” on February 23, 2017 at the BRAC University auditorium. The speaker of this seminar was Mr. Ishtiaq Ahmed, Senior Manager, Manufacturing, Sanofi Bangladesh Ltd.

Mr. Ishtiaq Ahmed started the seminar by giving a brief history on Sanofi Bangladesh Ltd. to the students of the Department of Pharmacy. In his speech, he introduced the students to the diversified sectors of the pharmaceutical industry in which they can develop their careers. He also highlighted the basic difference between a job and a career. He continued the seminar by discussing the basic skills required for getting job offer, tips for preparing curriculum vitae and reviewing the interview process for a job etc. The seminar ended with a question answer session with the students.

Tag: James P Grant School of Public Health
Publish Date: February 23rd, 2017

Representatives from Kikid and Ranj – partners organisations for the research project “Psychodrama as transformative intervention in the SRH of young men in urban slums in Dhaka; proof of a novel approach” – visited Bangladesh from 19 – 22 February for a content development workshop on psychodrama. They visited an urban slum (Bhashentek) in Dhaka where they saw activities from the theatre group, one of which showed part of a play on intimate partner violence.

The workshop with young men from urban slums was held on 22 February where they played theatre games and discussed four statements with the group and listened to their reactions and opinions on these statements: “if a girl wears sexy clothes she wants more”; “if women do not listen, they deserve to be beaten”; “I brag about my sexual performance”; and “not using condom is OK”. After the workshop there was a debriefing session for further planning and implementation.

Tag: Office of Co-curricular Activities
Publish Date: February 22nd, 2017

On 21st February, 2017, BRAC University (BRACU) observed “অমর একুশে (Amar Ekushey)”, remembering the martyrs of 1952 in a befitting manner.

BRACU, represented by Jabed Rasel, Md. Akhterujjaman and SK Tareq Hossain, along with BRAC University Heritage Forum (BUHF) members, marched towards the Central Shaheed Minar at the capital to pay homage to the language heroes who laid down their lives on this day, 65 years ago.

Since it was also the International Mother Language Day, this year a singing performance of ‘আমার ভাইয়ের রক্তে রাঙানো একুশে ফেব্রুয়ারি (Amar vai er rokte rangano Ekushe February)’ by foreign students enhanced the celebration of International Mother Language Day at BRACU. The performances by the foreign students were a collaborative effort of Office of Co-curricular Activities, students from BRACU Cultural Club and BRACU Film Club.

Tag: Department of Pharmacy
Publish Date: February 22nd, 2017

In February, the members of BRAC University Pharma Society (BUPS) participated in the Probhat Feri of Ekushe February. On February 21, 2017, twenty students of the Department of Pharmacy started off from BRAC University at 7.00 am and went to the central Shaheed Minar to pay their respects to the martyrs of Ekushe February with a banner and a flower bouquet.

Tag: BRAC Institute of Governance and Development
Publish Date: February 21st, 2017

BIGD, as part of the Public Procurement Reform Project (PPRP, phase 11) has been supporting the Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU), IME Division, Ministry of Planning to pilot test a third-party monitoring system (model) of infrastructure projects, involving the beneficiaries/citizens at the Upazila level. BIGD team has been involved in implementing the project in four Upazilas of Rangpur and Sirajganj for the past 18 months. The essence of the project is to establish greater transparency and accountability in public procurement through citizens’ engagement.

This pilot project has received the World Bank's South Asia Procurement Innovation Award for 2016-2017 at the fourth South Asia Regional Public Procurement Conference, hosted by the Sri Lankan Department of Public Finance at Sri Lanka, on February 20-23, 2017.

The theme of the conference was "e-GP in South Asia: Achievements, Opportunities and Challenges". Director General of CPTU Md Faruque Hossain, the current chair of the South Asian Public Procurement Network (SAPPN), represented Bangladesh in the conference.

The SAPPN is a platform of heads of public procurement regulatory bodies in South Asian countries. They exchange ideas and experiences to innovate good practices to improve public procurement management in the region in general and their own country in particular. The SAPPN for the first time declared public procurement award under some categories. The World Bank, Asian Development Bank and the Islamic Development Bank were the sponsors of the conference.

Tag: Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Publish Date: February 20th, 2017

BRAC University (BRACU) and Advanced Chemical Industries (ACI) Ltd. signed a MoU on February 19, 2017 to work in target oriented research and development projects especially in the field of agriculture through collaborative programs. 

The function was held at GDLN Conference Room of BRACU where Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor, BRACU and Dr. F. H. Ansarey, Executive Director, ACI Ltd. signed the MoU on behalf their respective institutions. Professor Lutfur Rahman, Advisor, ACI Agribusiness, Professor A. A. Ziauddin Ahmad, Chairperson, Mathmatics and Natural Scinces (MNS) Department, Dr. Aparna Islam, Coordinator, MS Biotechnology Program and Professor Mahboob Hosain, Coordinator, Microbiology Program of MNS Department were also present on the occasion. 

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