DU VC urges academics to conduct researches in the light of pandemic, SDGs
DHAKA, Sept 25, 2021 (BSS) - Dhaka University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Md
Akhtaruzzaman urged academics, researchers, economists, technologists,
policymakers and faculties to conduct more basic and applied researches and
foster innovation in the light of pandemic and Sustainable Development Goals
"Covid-19 pandemic poses a great threat to many countries and nations to
achieve the SDGs by 2030. So, it has become necessary to conduct more basic
and applied researches and foster innovation in the light of pandemic and
SDGs," said Akhtaruzzaman.
He was addressing the inaugural function of '5th International
Conference on Business and Economics' at Dhaka University (DU) today, said a
press release. The Faculty of Business Studies of DU organized this
conference with the theme 'Business and Economy in the New-normal Landscape'.
Akhtaruzzaman said the academicians and the researchers should come up
with innovative ideas and conduct more basic and applied research to
contribute to the development of the nation.
"The whole world is affected by this pandemic at individual,
organizational and national levels. However, Bangladesh under the dynamic
leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is doing much better than other
countries towards the tremendous progress and success in achieving SDGs and
socio-economic conditions," said the VC.
As a recognition Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has recently been awarded
the 'Jewel in the crown of the day' by the UN, DU VC pointed out.
Pro-Vice Chancellor of Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Prof. Bernadine Van Gramberg delivered the keynote speech on 'Balancing
Health and the Economy during COVID-19', with Dean of Faculty of Business
Studies Prof. Dr. Md Muhammad Abdul Moyeen in the chair.
DU Pro-VC (Administration) Dr Mohammad Samad, Pro-VC (Academic) Dr ASM
Maksud Kamal, Treasurer Prof. Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed and Chairman of Bangladesh
Securities and Exchange Commission Prof. Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam addressed
the inaugural session as Special Guests.