Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, BUET has organized a day-long workshop titled QS Masterclass on University Rankings & Ratings on 9th July 2019 in Council Bhaban, BUET. QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds. Dr. Mashiur Rahman, Economic Affairs Adviser to the Honorable Prime Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was the chief guest in the workshop.
Around 90 nominated staffs from 42 different public and private universities of Bangladesh have participated in the workshop. Dr. Jia Uddin, Associate Professor, CSE Dept. and Additional Director of IQAC (Institutional Quality Assurance Cell) and Ms. Hasina Afroz, University Librarian, Ayesha Abed Library, BracU participated in the workshop. There were two sessions in the workshop. In session 1, speaker Mr. Ashwin Fernandez, Regional Director – Middle East, North Africa & South Asia, QS Quacquarelli Symonds, UK talked about Introduction, Understanding of QS World, Asian & BRICS University Rankings. The second session was on QS Stars Rating and institutional strategies for development. Both the sessions were very interactive and informative. The speaker shared the QS assessment/evaluation rubrics among the participants and clarified various issues related to QS ranking and rating. As per QS Asian ranking 2018 and 2019, BracU is no #1 private University in Bangladesh.