Syed Saad Andaleeb

Former Vice Chancellor of BRAC University and Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Pennsylvania State University.

October 3, 2021
October 3, 2021

Creating research-capable institutions in Bangladesh

Is it possible for Bangladesh to create research-capable institutions similar to ones that are already playing a key role in other Asian countries, driving rapid economic development in the knowledge-intensive era of the fourth industrial revolution?

July 1, 2021
July 1, 2021

DU in the 21st Century

In a futuristic convocation speech, Sir Philip Joseph Hartog, the first vice-chancellor of Dhaka University (DU), stated: “A man may be an excellent teacher of elementary subjects without the power to add to knowledge.

May 11, 2021
May 11, 2021

Covid-19 preparedness: Is an Emergency Response System in place?

Uncountable numbers of people in India are suffering the painful and deadly consequences of a second wave of Covid-19 infections.

March 26, 2021
March 26, 2021

Bangladesh: A journey of ascendance

Since Henry Kissinger famously branded Bangladesh as a “basket case,” (a remark for which he still owes an apology), the country has come a long way. From its fledgling footsteps, it has become a bold, confident, and creative nation as it continues to ascend its learning curve and improve overall well-being.

February 23, 2021
February 23, 2021

We must modernise textile engineering education in Bangladesh

The present government has correctly emphasised the need to develop and expand technical education in the country.

February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021

The future contours of education in Bangladesh

Being in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), let’s consider two scenarios: In one, consortiums of universities no longer offer terminal degrees.

February 5, 2021
February 5, 2021

What business and engineering students want from their universities

For the HSC students in Bangladesh, when it comes to choosing a field of study, business and engineering have generally been the top picks for a long time.

January 29, 2021
January 29, 2021

Insecurity: A foreboding shadow for female students

BUET students still remember Sabequn Nahar Sony who was killed in June 2002 during a fight between two rival political groups. Tragically, she died at the hands of a few wayward “students” at the very campus where she went to fulfil her dreams.

January 22, 2021
January 22, 2021

Is BCS creating a mismatch and imbalance in the job sector?

It is 8.30 in the morning. Suman, a fourth-year student of one of the well-reputed universities of Bangladesh, walks towards the central library of his university.

January 15, 2021
January 15, 2021

Are grades all that matter?

The Academic Experience Project is a faculty-student collaborative work aimed to glean insights about the experiences of tertiary-level students. Each Friday, The Daily Star publishes an op-ed highlighting its findings. This is the eleventh article of the series.