From Bangladesh to Panama: Bangladeshi robotics team clinches fifth position at World Robot Olympiad 2023

In conversation with Israfil Shaheen Arannya, silver medallist at the World Robot Olympiad (WRO).

Compared to typing, writing by hand leads to better learning: Study

According to a study published by Norwegian scientists, writing by hand activates more complex brain connectivity than typing, which, in turn, boosts learning and memory. 

Team from IUT wins award at International Rover Challenge 2024

The team Project Altair, consisting of students from the Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Bangladesh, has won the 'Scientists of the Future' award at the International Rover Challenge 2024. 

University in Michigan to enrol two AI students

Two AI students, Ann and Fry, will be joining classes alongside regular human students at Ferris State University in Michigan this spring. 

MBBS admission test preparation tips shared by medical students

Medical students share MBBS admission test preparation tips.

Canada announces two-year cap on international students

This means some 360,000 study permits will be approved this year compared to last year’s levels when it was around 900,000.

What it takes to study the culinary arts

A good dish can act as a landmark of a location, a reminder of fond memories, and a testament to the wonders that food is capable of weaving.

Asif Mahtab not offered teaching contract for 'vandalism': BRAC University

BRAC University respects and fully complies with the country's constitution and laws on all matters. Accordingly, it does not promote homosexuality as has been alleged by some quarters in various social media content. However, the university believes in equal rights and opportunities for every single human being to realize their potential.

Everything you need to know about the MBBS curriculum

Understanding the workings of the MBBS curriculum is crucial to help you discern whether it resonates with your aspirations and is the right fit for you. 



Interview with Arun Rajamani, Managing Director, Cambridge University Press and Assessment, South Asia

Arun Rajamani is the Managing Director at Cambridge University Press and Assessment, South Asia. He has been responsible for building the Cambridge University Press and Assessment the brand from the over a year in its journey to becoming a not-for-profit organisation that provides world-leading academic research, learning and assessment globally.

Exploring the world of literary theory

"Get to know your people, and this way you will know yourself."

Making our city beautiful

The artists behind the Moghbazar flyover artwork.

In conversation with Professor Imran Rahman

Sitting down with the vice-Chancellor of University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh (ULAB).

In conversation with Manas Singh, CEO of STS Group

We came up with the concept of “school of life”, a school that prepares students for life, and with that ambition, we launched Glenrich International School.

In conversation with Team Bangladesh – Battle of Minds 2022

The champions of Battle of Minds 2022 tell us more about their experience throughout the competition.


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Spring 2024 freshers’ orientation held at CIU

Chittagong Independent University (CIU) welcomed the freshers’ of Spring 2024 semester on January 24 at the CIU Auditorium. Trustee Towhid Samad, Chairman, BoT, was the Chief Guest and the orientation speaker. Dr Mahfuzul Hoque Chowdhury, Vice Chancellor, CIU, chaired the event.

UCSI University talks about its vision and commitment to high academic standards and innovation

UCSI University has over 30 years of experience in providing quality higher education. Despite its relatively young age, it has become a top global university. UCSI University's global reputation in the world rankings is a testament to a commitment to high academic and industrial standards as well as innovation. Its stellar position in world rankings reflects a deep commitment to high academic and industrial standards alongside a spirit of innovation.

East Delta University organises policy dialogue on sustainable livelihood

East Delta University recently hosted a policy dialogue at Cox’s Bazar on January 21, with the title “Fostering Sustainable Livelihoods: Policy Implications for Cox’s Bazar”. The Chief Guest of the dialogue was Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, Additional Secretary, Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner, Cox Bazar. The event was chaired by Prof. M Sekander Khan, Professorial Fellow, East Delta University. Among other prominent guests, Member of Parliament of Maheshkhali Upazilla, Asheq Ullah Rafiq also attended the session.

Prof. Fakrul Alam joins IUB as advisor

Prof. Fakrul Alam, Bangabandhu Chair of the Department of History, Dhaka University (DU), has recently joined Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) as an advisor to its Department of English and Modern Languages, and the Sasheen Center for Multilingual Excellence.

North South University honours outstanding scholars in Spring 2024 award ceremony

North South University's Financial Aid Office organised an 'Award Ceremony for the Scholars – Spring 2024' today at Audi 801. The ceremony, held to commend the academic excellence of deserving students, featured distinguished guests and faculty members.

Glenrich girls emerge champions at an Inter School Football Tournament

The under-19 girls’ football team of Glenrich International School has emerged victorious in a recently-held Inter School Football Tournament, bringing home glory for the school. 

Innovating tomorrow: A glance at NUB CSE

NUB CSE boasts a curriculum designed with international standards in mind, incorporating practical learning and cutting-edge tools to ensure graduates are ready to hit the ground running. Their success speaks for itself: alumni have secured coveted positions in world-class organizations across the globe, while others have carved their own paths through renowned institutions in Bangladesh. The department fosters a vibrant and collaborative atmosphere, where faculty and students alike are driven by a passion for research and development, regularly publishing papers in leading conferences and journals.

Campus Life

Campus Life

Paid on-campus parking at BRAC University: Students unhappy

Many BRACU students are upset with the parking fees. Several of them have taken to social media to express their anger.

How included do indigenous students feel in their universities?

While I loved my Eid vacations as a child, I often wondered how my indigenous friends felt about the bigger picture.

North South University and its fascination with flash mobs

In a campus dominated by deadlines and lectures, these impromptu performances serve as a breath of fresh air, injecting a sense of surprise and creativity into the daily lives of students. 

In pictures: Why CUET is called “green heaven”

Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), one of the most prestigious engineering universities in Bangladesh, is renowned not only for its academic excellence but also for the vast abundance of greenery it holds in every corner of its premises. This lush greenery has earned CUET the nickname “the green heaven”.

How to get to BRAC University’s new campus by bus

Buses to take to get to BRACU's new campus.

Fashion meets art through trash at ULAB’s Trashion Show

The Department of Media Studies & Journalism (MSJ) at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) organised “Trashion Show” – a fashion show where students crafted different outfits and accessories using recycled waste materials.



The need for diverse scholarships beyond sports

Why limit scholarships and quotas to sports?

How political instability affects students

While online classes are necessary given the situation, they are not a cure.

Why must there be a mandatory minimum university attendance?

Whilst it is not an easy task to do well in tests without attending classes, if a student somehow manages to make up for it by working hard they shouldn’t suffer for it.

Was the six-month semester a good idea for private universities?

The new system has created a looming threat of session jams, something previously unheard of in private institutes.

Why there’s a lack of English medium students applying to public universities

It’s commonly seen that participation from English medium students is comparatively much lower.

The BCS obsession of public university students

Why do many public university students abandon their majors to become BCS cadres?

Should menstrual leaves be issued in educational institutions?

Menstruation, one of the most normal bodily functions, has been branded as taboo since the beginning of time.

Off Campus

Off Campus

Living a pop culture fantasy

Anica Hossain shares her cosplaying experience – how she got into it, what it takes to cosplay, and how enthusiasts can get into this art form of brining fictional characters to life.

Napoleon is a thrilling portrayal of a tyrannical man but leaves a lot to be desired

From the Reign of Terror to Napoleon’s disgraced final days in St. Helena – the storytelling was at its fast-paced, chronological best.

Video gamers at risk of permanent hearing loss: Study

Gamers exposed to such high-intensity sound levels for long periods may be risking permanent hearing loss and/or tinnitus.

NSU welcomes Yunnan delegation: Inaugural ceremony and cross-cultural collaboration

The partnership between NSU and Yunnan University will be strengthened by cultural collaboration.

Guy freezing in Dhaka winter aspires to pursue higher studies in Canada

Like hundreds of his fellow escapists, Shadman Sakib also dreams of moving to Canada for higher studies and hopes that education will somehow magically work out for him in Manitoba.

White noise and how it works

I have found white noise to be therapeutic for me in terms of regulating sleep.

Listening to music while studying: Is it a good idea?

Despite the obvious positives of listening to music when studying, one must be cautious to ensure that the music doesn’t hinder studying.

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