Shamsad Mortuza | The Daily Star
  • Shamsad Mortuza

    Shamsad Mortuza is the Pro VC, and the Head of the Department of English and Humanities at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.

  • Fostering a research culture in higher education

    In an op-ed published on July 27, Prof Syed Saad Andaleeb reviewed the DU annual budget and argued that the dearth of funding should not be blamed for the lack of research.
  • Sacrifice and the Sacred

    Cross border cattle smuggling prior to Eid-ul-Adha is an irritant that keeps officials in both Bangladesh and India nervy.
  • Counting of Crows

    During his regular stroll in the palace garden, Emperor Akbar once saw many crows flying around. He asked his minister, “How many crows are there in our kingdom, Birbal?”
  • Necessary sacrifices, unnecessary thoughts

    The coronavirus crisis posed serious threats to the global stock markets.
  • A hitchhiker’s guide to our educational galaxy

    Let’s admit it: our education today is in crisis. And it was in crisis even before the pandemic was here. The pandemic has exposed the skeletons we have been hiding in the open for a long time.