About US

About Us

University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (Bengali: লিবারেল আর্টস বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় বাংলাদেশ) (ULAB) is a private liberal arts-based University in Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Founded in February 2002, permission to open was received from the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh in November 2003, pursuant to the Private University Act 1992.

ULAB incorporates the values of Liberal Arts and Sustainability into its curricula, through its General Education Department and its Center for Sustainable Development (CSD). ULAB is a research-intensive University, with multiple research opportunities for its faculty members and students.

Click on the links above to find out more about ULAB’s History, Mission & Values, and our Strategic Plan.

Schools and Degree-Granting Programs (UGC Approved)

ULAB offers degree programs in the following schools:

Department of English and Humanities

Programs under Department of English and Humanities
Bachelor of Arts, English and Humanities
Master of Arts, English

বাংলা ভাষা ও সাহিত্য বিভাগ / Department of Bangla Language and Literature

Programs under বাংলা ভাষা ও সাহিত্য বিভাগ / Department of Bangla Language and Literature
বাংলা ভাষা ও সাহিত্যে স্নাতক / Bachelor of Arts in Bangla Language and Literature

Department of Media Studies and Journalism

Programs under Department of Media Studies and Journalism
Bachelor of Social Science, Media Studies and Journalism
Masters in Communication

Department of Business

Programs under Department of Business
Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Program under Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Program under Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (ETE)

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Program under Department of Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)

ULAB’s General Education Program (GED) is a non-degree-granting program, which runs courses to fulfill the liberal arts curriculum.

Deans and Heads of schools and departments

ULAB School of Business (USB) Prof. Sarwar Uddin Ahmed, PhD (Dean)
Department of Business Administration Prof. Sarwar Uddin Ahmed, PhD (Head)
Bachelor of Administration (BBA) Muhammad Faisol Chowdhury (Director)
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Asif U. Ahmed (Director)
Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) Shamsuddin Ahamad (Director)
School of English and Humanities Prof. Kaiser Hamidul Haq, PhD (Dean)
Department of English and Humanities (DEH) Arifa Ghani Rahman (Head)
বাংলা ভাষা ও সাহিত্য বিভাগ / Department of Bangla Language and Literature (BBS) Prof. Shameem Reza, PhD (Advisor)
School of Social Science Prof. Jude William R. Genilo, PhD (Dean)
Department of Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ) Prof. Jude William R. Genilo, PhD (Head)
ULAB School of Science and Engineering (SSE) Prof. Mahbubur Rahman, PhD (Dean)
Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Muhammad Golam Kibria, PhD, SMIEEE (Head)
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) Prof. Mahbubur Rahman, PhD (Head)
Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (ETE) TBA
General Education Program Prof. Shahnaj Husne Jahan, PhD (Head)

Click here to search for faculty members, or visit any one of the above schools.

Research Centers

ULAB has ten centers which conduct research, run workshops and conferences; promote knowledge creation, and advocate best practices.

Co-Curricular activities

Clubs are the mainstay of co-curricular life and activities. ULAB is a member of Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program. The Department of Media Studies & Journalism also has apprenticeship programs for the students. Click here for the official clubs and apprenticeship programs of ULAB.