Live Correspondent: University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh Chairman Professor Abdul Mannan urged the Australian Government to provide scholarship for Bangladeshi university teachers especially young scholars for their professional skills development.
Professor Mannan came up with the observation when a-three member Australian delegation led by Ms Leonie Muldoon, Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for South Asia, Austrade, Australia called on him at the latter’s office today.
Other members of the delegation included Mr. Mostafizur Rahman, Business Development Manager, Australian Trade Commission, Australian High Commission, Dhaka and Mr. Minhaz Chowdhury, Country Manager, Australian Trade Commission, Australian High Commission, Dhaka. The delegation said that Australia is interested in establishing academic and research collaboration with Bangladeshi universities in a number of areas for enhancement of quality in education and research and also for skills development of the teaching professionals.
UGC Chairman briefed the members of delegation about the activities and functions of UGC and different components of higher education quality enhancement project (HEQEP). He observed that more and more academic and research collaboration among the higher educational institutions and of Bangladesh and Australia are needed for expansion, enhancement and internationalization of higher education.
Professor Dr. Mohammad Yousuf Ali Mollah, Member, UGC, Professor Dr. Dil Afroza Begum, Member, UGC, Professor Dr. Md. Akhtar Hossain, Member, UGC, Professor Dr. M. Shah Nowaz Ali, Member, UGC and Dr. Md. Khaled, Secretary, UGC among others were present on the occasion.