DHAKA, May 30, 2018 (BSS) – Resident Diplomatic Representative of Aga Khan
Development Network (AKDN) Munir M. Merali called on Dhaka University (DU)
Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman at the latter’s office
of the university yesterday.
During the meeting, they discussed matters of mutual interest specially
the possibilities of undertaking joint collaborative academic and research
programmes by the University of Dhaka and the University of Central Asia.
Exchanges of teachers, students and researchers between the two universities
were also discussed at the meeting.
They stressed the need for producing skilled nurses to develop health
sector in Bangladesh. AKDN representative expressed his willingness to
provide teachers’ and nurses’ training programmes for development of teaching
methodology at different Nursing Institutes.
They also discussed the possibilities of establishment of Professional
Training Center at DU with the financial support from AKDN. They agreed to
sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard soon.
The University of Central Asia was established in 2000 under the
sponsorship of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and it has three
different campuses in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan.