NSU holds International Symposium on Higher Education
A two-day-long International Symposium on Higher Education was held at the North South University (NSU) on November 30 and December 01. The theme of the Symposium was 'The Future of the University: Challenges and Opportunities'. Renowned international scholars from home and abroad participated in the symposium.
Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, Malaysia, Deputy VC Prof. Ts. Dr Murali Raman inaugurated the symposium and University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC) Member Prof. Dr Muhammed Alamgir was present as the chief guest in the closing ceremony. NSU VC Prof. Atiqul Islam, Pro VC Prof. Dr M. Ismail Hossain, and UIU VC (in-charge) Prof. Dr Md. Abul Kashem Mia also participated in the deliberation at the symposium.
Prof. Raman, in his inaugural speech, emphasised on how higher education should adapt to the changes going on world-wide since COVID-19 pandemic. He further highlighted the importance of collaborating, not competing, in the area of ranking, research, teaching and learning.
UGC member, Prof. Dr. Muhammed Alamgir emphasised the importance of maintaining the quality of education in a developing country like Bangladesh. He also stressed the need for collaboration and mentioned that, UGC has been working on developing measures to cater students with high quality education at the same time enhancing their academic pursuits.
Respected deans, chairs, faculty members of NSU and IQAC Directors of different universities were present in the symposium where keynote speeches were given on issues related to accreditation, ranking, quality assurance, curriculum development, research and societal impact of education. There was a student session on the second day of the symposium in which a notable number of students participated and shared their views and opinions on student satisfaction level at NSU.
The symposium ended with a short ceremony where tokens of appreciation were given to the invited guests and keynote speakers.