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Queensland University keen to work with BD varsities

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Staff Reporter

Queensland University of Technology, Australia has expressed its keenness to develop research and academic collaboration with Bangladeshi universities for internationalization of higher education.

The interest was shown when Prof Dr Sheel Nuna, Director, South Asia of the university, called on UGC Chairman (State Minister) Prof Dr AK Azad Chowdhury at his office on Sunday.

Various aspects of tertiary education, including joint PhD program, tuition fees and research fund, came up for discussion at the meeting, said a press release.

Terming the proposal ‘positive’, Prof Dr AK Azad said the UGC always believes in internationalization of higher education and they always look forward to broadening the arena of tertiary level education.

He assured Prof Sheel Nuna of extending all-out cooperation on the part of the UGC in this regard.

UGC members Prof Dr Atful Hye Shibly, Prof Dr Muhibur Rahman, Prof Dr Mohammad Mohabbat Khan, Prof Dr Abul Hashem, Prof Dr Akhter Hossain, UGC secretary Dr Khaled and Research Support and Publication Division Director Dr Lutfe Alam were present at the meeting.