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12:00 AM, October 11, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 11, 2019

UIU: A beautiful green campus in Dhaka

United International University (UIU) was established in 2003, in Dhanmondi. Later, in 2018, they shifted to Madani Avenue with the purpose of constructing a large green campus. The entrance of the university is spacious. The property, which stands on a land of 25 bighas, has a huge green field, entirely bedded with grass, as its central attraction. There is also a lake beside the field. From the 13-storied university building, the students, teachers and staff members get a beautiful view of the field. “Our field is built by professionals, as a suitable space for the cricket and football tournaments for our students,” says Abu Sadat Md Montasirbilla, Deputy Director, Public Relations. The UIU community has plans of building a walkway over the lake soon.

Besides building a green campus, their eco-friendly initiatives also aim to preserve the greenery. “We intend to plant more trees and reduce the use of paper as much as we can,” says Professor Dr Chowdhury Mofizur Rahman, Vice-Chancellor, UIU. Their software, Moodle, is used by students and teachers to carry out academic activities online.

The students enjoy the greenery and the calm atmosphere of the campus. Jocelyn Veronica Biswas, a student from the Department of Economics, spoke about her experience of studying at UIU. “The large corridors, naturally lit classrooms, friendly teachers, vast green field, and beautiful structure of the campus have always attracted me,” she shares. UIU also provides shuttle service for the students, and has transport facilities for the teachers and staff members. Furthermore, a cleaning company, associated with UIU, makes sure that the university premises are kept clean at all times.

UIU uses advanced technology, and encourages their students to preserve natural resources. “We intend to lower the usage of fossil fuels and promote the usage of solar energy. We want students to understand the advantages of solar power, and implement eco-friendly practices into their own lives,” says the Vice-Chancellor. 

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