Workshop on “Building Resilient Universities: Promotion of Civic Values and Media Literacy”

Publish Date: 
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 09:15

BRAC University in collaboration with the University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh successfully organized a half-day workshop on “Building Resilient Universities: Promotion of Civic Values and Media Literacy” on Saturday, October 07, 2017 at the BRAC University Savar Campus.

The core objectives of the workshop were to promote the idea of civic education, media literacy and emotional health to the faculty members of BRAC University. Twenty five faculty members from BRAC University joined the workshop where Professor Sumon Rahman, Department of Media Studies & Journalism, and Director, Office of Faculty Research, ULAB were some of the key speakers.

The project “Building Resilient Universities: Promotion of Civic Values and Media Literacy”, funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), USA, is framed for twelve months that includes various activities such as ‘developing curriculum’, ‘student survey’, ‘faculty workshops’ and ‘co-curricular student projects’.

The workshop started with Dr. Ansar Ahmed’s, Pro Vice-Chancellor, BRAC University delivering a welcome speech. Dr. Ahmed also ended the workshop with a ceremony of handing over crests to the visiting team from ULAB and to Fahmida Rahman, Special Projects Officer, Office of Vice-Chancellor, BRAC University for coordinating the workshop.