Brac University (BracU) reached a new echelon on Saturday, 26 October 2019, laying the foundation stone of its permanent campus in Merul Badda of Dhaka.
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG, Founder and Chairperson Emeritus, BracU Board of Trustees, and BracU President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Vincent Chang did the honours while Tamara Hasan Abed, Chairperson, Board of Trustees of BracU, was present.
This launching, coupled with a new vision and mission, is a milestone for BracU literally and figuratively, said Professor Chang, adding that the classes there would hopefully start with the Summer 2021 semester.
Thanking Sir Abed for founding BracU as well as for being a giant of humanity, said Professor Chang, adding that it was the responsibility of all involved to pursue the university’s mission so that it could last and serve for hundreds of years.
This day should be marked as the first year for the next hundred or even thousand years of a new beginning of BracU, he said.
Reading out Sir Abed’s speech on his behalf, Tamara said BracU was a place for creating progressive and innovative human beings and was playing a big role in social development by carrying world class research and building leadership quality among students.
The technical mastery and architectural beauty of the new campus is unique and latest in Bangladesh. Considering the need for a space to encourage creativity, this campus was designed with swathes of open spaces filled with greenery, she added.
Students, faculty members, BracU alumni and officials of Brac and BracU were present at the event.