Faculty Profile

  • Master of Education (M.Ed): Institute of Education & Research (IER), University of Dhaka

    Bachelor of Education (B.Ed): ): Institute of Education & Research (IER), University of Dhaka

Areas of Interest
E-learning, Edtech, Inclusive Education, Higher Education, Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism, Financial Inclusion, Social Media and Radicalization, Youth development, SDGs, Local Government.

Lumbini Barua

Research Associate


Lumbini Barua is an experienced social researcher in diverse range of sectors including e-learning, edtech, inclusive education, higher education, youth development, financial inclusion, social media radicalization, countering violent extremism, local government, and SDGs. She has co-authored a book chapter published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. She has also co-authored a paper selected for publication by USAID. Besides research, she has been involved in coordination of a US State Department funded project and hosting international conferences.
Prior to joining CES, she worked as a researcher at Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and has co-authored a paper on SDGs and youth with renowned economist, Dr. Debapriya Bhattacharya. During her tenure in CPD, she provided coordination support to the secretariat of the Citizen’s Platform of SDGs, Bangladesh and was involved in organizing two national conferences. She has also worked with international organizations including Agami Education Foundation and Transparency International Bangladesh and has wide teaching and mentorship experience. She graduated from Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka with the highest distinction.

Research & Awards

Current Projects:

US State Department funded project titled “Building Resilient Universities: Promotion of Democratic Citizenship and Media Literacy”.



Bhattacharya, D., Barua, L., & Islam, S. (2018, October). Exploring the State of Youth in the SDG Context: How is Bangladesh Doing? CPD Working Paper 119.

Journal Articles

Barua, L. (2018). Socio-Economic Implications of Inclusive Education. CES Knowledge Note. Dhaka: Center for Enterprise and Society, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh. ISBN: 978-984-34-7637-1

Amit, S., & Barua, L. (2019). Social Media and Radicalization of University Students in Bangladesh. Dhaka: Center for Enterprise and Society.

Bhattacharya, D., Barua, L., & Islam, S. (2018). Exploring the State of Youth in the SDG Context: How is Bangladesh Doing? CPD Working Paper Series. Dhaka: Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) ISSN 2225-8175 (Online); ISSN 2225-8035 (Print)


Amit, S., & Barua, L. (2020). Systemic Constraints to Financial Inclusion in Bangladesh. Base of the Pyramid Markets in Asia: Innovation and Challenges to Sustainability. Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-138-38913-7

Newspaper & Magazines

Amit, S., & Barua, L. (2019, November 13). Role of disruptive technology in preventing violent extremism. The Financial Express. Dhaka. Web Link: https://bit.ly/34g6CQZ

Barua, L.; Amit, S. (2020, August 9). Online Learning: The story so far. Dhaka Tribune. Dhaka: Web Link: https://www.dhakatribune.com/opinion/op-ed/2020/08/09/op-ed-online-learning-the-story-so-far

Conference Proceedings

Amit, S. & Barua, L. (2020). Online Disruptive Technologies and CVE: Global Best Practices and Potential for Implementation in Bangladesh. 3rd Organizational Creativity and Sustainability International Conference. Chemnitz, Germany.

Program Affiliations

Courses Taught

The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh and its curricula are accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh.

emk Since March, 2018, the University of ​Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) is associated with the EMK Center as its management partner along with the American Center of U.S. Embassy Dhaka.