Professor Vincent Chang, Vice-Chancellor of Brac University and members of its International Office met the visiting Honorable President of Nepal, Bidya Devi Bhandari and Honorable Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lotay Tshering in Dhaka last week. These courtesy meetings took place while both dignitaries visited Dhaka to support the celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence. These meetings carry great significance in highlighting Brac University’s positioning as a high-quality international institution in the regional and global arena.
Vice Chancellor Professor Chang met the honorable Prime Minister of Bhutan one-on-one, while in the meeting with the honorable President of Nepal, Professor Chang was accompanied by Mr. Jonathan Cartmell, Vice President, International of Brac University. In the meetings, Brac University’s role as a leading higher education provider in Bangladesh and the broader South Asia region was discussed.
Brac University, which is emerging as a student-centric global institution from Bangladesh, has achieved substantial growth in international student enrolments in past one year, even during the Covid-19 pandemic. Vice President International, Jonathan Cartmell noted that both leaders appreciated receiving personal messages of welcome from Nepalese and Bhutanese students currently studying at Brac University. Both leaders also commented on the growing attractiveness of Bangladesh as an important study destination for their citizens.
Both dignitaries were keen to learn more about the well-being of students from their respective countries and understand how the presence of international students added to the overall richness of the student experience being enjoyed by domestic and international students alike. Commitments were made to enhance the existing working arrangements between Brac University and leading universities in Nepal and Bhutan.
During the meetings Brac University shared how it has repositioned its vision and mission. Under the leadership of Vice Chancellor Professor Vincent Chang, Brac University has been striving for excellence and emerging as a global institution. “Quality education goes hand in hand with internationalization. Brac University is setting the standard in this respect while also enhancing student experiences and increasing the impact of the research being undertaken. This all contributes to putting Brac Unversity on the global higher education map,” said Professor Chang. President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Lotay Tshering both warmly recognized the path Brac University is taking.