Over the years, engineering programmes in Bangladeshi universities have stagnated, still clinging to a 20th-century structure.
The world has never witnessed such unprecedented human-to-technology interactions.
How many jobs will disappear in a country depends on the industry, type of work, and pace of AI development.
At the time of Bangladesh’s liberation, there existed only six public universities, and the total number of students was around 25,000.
Bangladesh cannot ignore the changes brought about by the fourth industrial revolution.
Over the past decade, there has been tremendous interest in understanding how technology is shaping the nature of work and education around the world.
It is inarguable that education is important, as it opens the door to a better life for everyone.
Higher education is rapidly expanding in developing countries. There were only four public universities at the time of Bangladesh’s inception as a sovereign country in 1971. The country has now a total of 43 public and 103 private universities. The number of students enrolled in universities has shot up from 4,11,717 in 2008 to10,28,314 in 2018 (BANBEIS). But what does it mean for economic development?