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Class Start Date for Spring 2021

  • UndergraduateMonday, 22 February 2021
  • GraduateFriday, 19 February 2021

The Spring 2021 Academic Calendar is now online. Please click here to access it.

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Permanent Campus D Building Ground Floor
Ext. 122
IT Division
Mohammadpur,
Dhaka, Bangladesh

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IT Division
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Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhanmondi Campus

Dhanmondi Campus 2nd Floor
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University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
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Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209

ULAB Ranked in the Global Top 100 Innovative Universities in the 2021 WURI Ranking

The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) has been ranked in the global top 100 innovative universities in the 2021 World’s Universities with Real Impact (WURI) ranking.

 

ULAB’s world standing was officially cited by the WURI founding director, project leader and Professor Emeritus of Seoul National University Moon Hwy-Chang in a virtual ceremony held on 10 June 2021 in Seoul. Professor Hwy-Chang announced that this year ULAB is the only Bangladeshi university that has been placed within the top 100 universities.

 

WURI was created to evaluate the innovative programmes of universities and to measure the performance of universities in creating real value to society and providing opportunities for the future. The ranking is composed of the Global Top 100 and the Top 50 ranking in each of the following categories: (1) Industrial Applications; (2) Entrepreneurship; (3) Social responsibility, ethics and integrity; (4) Student mobility and openness for exchange and collaboration; and (5) Crisis Management. Among these categories, ULAB placed itself 27th in the ‘Crisis Management’, 28th in the ‘Entrepreneurial Spirit’, and 39th in the ‘Ethical Value’ category.

 

ULAB’s acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Shamsad Mortuza lauded the resilience and team work of ULAB family that made this global endorsement possible. “The ranking will galvanize our commitment to change the ecology of higher education in Bangladesh,” he added.

ULAB’s WURI project leader Professor Jude William Genilo, Head of Media Studies and Journalism said “ULAB has always seen itself as a partner in community and nation-building.  It has an enabling environment that supports creativity and innovation.  In the 2021 ranking, WURI recognized three of ULAB’s programs as these are in line with its vision of active and practical learning; producing graduates that industry and society really needs.”

This ranking is a manifestation of ULAB’s promise of utilizing its innovative online teaching and learning techniques in responding effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic. ULAB will continue to offer its high-quality academic programmes online and ensure the continuity and reach of education to all its students.

Please find attached some of the screenshots taken during the ceremony. The official results will be uploaded in the next few days on the WURI website: http://www.wuri.world

Campus Stars

A campus star is a student who was or still is ahead of others in academics and extra-curricular activities during their university years. The Daily Star brings you the show “Campus Stars” where you can see the stars of yesterday and the stars of today in one frame. For Episode 2 we are having the stars from the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB). They share their student and work-life experiences with each other, what changed with every passing generation, and how the experiences during their student life have helped them later in life.

 

ULAB EEE IAP (Industry Advisory Panel) Meeting – Spring 2021

Industry-academia collaboration is of paramount importance in engineering for the successful integration of theoretical and practical knowledge. Keeping that in mind, the Department of EEE, ULAB, organized the “Industry Advisory Panel Meeting – Spring 2021” on 10 June 2021 during 8.30 – 10.30 pm. The meeting held on the online “Zoom” platform. The event was moderated by Prof. Dr. M. Mofazzal Hossain, Head of EEE, ULAB. Some prominent industry personalities like  Engr. Md. Ali Zulquarnain, former Chairman, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC); Engr. Md. Shahjahan, Deputy Managing Director (Corporate Affairs), BTCL; Engr. Md. Badrul Alam, Superintendent Engineer, Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC); Engr. Md. Ariful Hoque, Managing Director, Reverie Power and Automation Engineering Ltd.; Engr. Md. Shakhawat Hossain, Chief Operating Officer; Engr. Mohammad Jamal Uddin,  DGM, Teletalk Bangladesh Ltd. and Md. Ismail Hossain, Manager, Neural Semiconductor attended the meeting. The panel members gave valuable feedback regarding the significance of internships and how the quality of engineering education can be improved by collaborating with the industry. Invited industry advisory panel members showed a positive approach regarding the arrangement of internships for students of ULAB in their organizations. They appreciated the enthusiasm, promptness and quick-learning capability of graduates while working in the industry. They gave importance on guest lectures from industry experts during the semester, especially for the final year students. All the faculty members and admin from the department of EEE were present in the meeting and participated in the discussion. The meeting was ended with a vote of thanks from the Head of EEE.

DEH Webinar: “Theory and Practice in Applied Linguistics and TESOL: Future Directions”

The Department of English and Humanities (DEH) at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) arranged a webinar on “Theory and Practice in Applied Linguistics and TESOL: Future Directions,” on May 29, 2021, featuring Prof. Shaila Sultana, Advisor, Center for Language Studies and Adjunct Faculty, DEH, and Dr. Syeda Farzana Sultana, Assistant Professor, DEH, ULAB.

Dr. Syeda Farzana Sultana began her presentation on “Online Teacher Identity Development: What We Need to Know” with a reflection on the identity of the teacher, specifically, if there is any difference between the traditional teacher identity and online teacher identity. Teachers from various institutions shared their challenges regarding online teaching such as plagiarism, interaction, non-human interaction, assessment difficulties, that have been affecting their online teacher identity in the current time. Dr. Sultana took these comments into account and discussed how, in the US and UK, online teaching has been practiced for long and that has helped tremendously during the pandemic. She mentioned that the teachers’ ability to cope with the changes and adapting allows for a greater modality for teachers’ identity. In this, interaction with and recognition by the self and others play a vital role. She stated that content and pedagogical knowledge are the core elements of online teaching. There is a stigma around online teaching everywhere in the world but that has the effect of turning some teachers into advocates of the system. Dr Sultana also mentioned that teachers’ identities are influenced by their own learning and professional experiences, perceptions, instructional decisions, teacher training, and so on. These can have a positive impact on teaching and these external and internal matters could complement their teaching.

Prof. Shaila Sultana then spoke about her research itinerary from applied linguistics to sociolinguistics. She placed emphasis on teachers’ practicality, and the need to adapt to changes to better the teaching and learning environment. In her talk, she mentioned how external factors affect students’ learning in the classroom. She shared the issues in sociolinguistics in teaching and learning that remain under-researched. She also suggested how language policies could be revised so that a multilingual ecology could be maintained and languages can co-exist. It would then promote a balanced approach to language and culture rather than create segregated and marginalized settings for languages which demonstrate unrealistic practices. The silence and non-participation of the students in the online environment could perhaps be a reflection of their socioeconomic background and practices. In order to understand the interaction in classrooms, she said, we need to look into sociolinguistic backgrounds such as media, gender, business, law, religions, popular culture, linguistic landscapes, nationalism, digital discourses and spaces. They all add to various semiotic possibilities. She ended by directing young researchers to areas that need to be explored.

The webinar began with an introductory speech by Prof. Shamsad Mortuza, Acting Vice-Chancellor, ULAB, and Dean, School of Arts and Humanities, where he emphasized the relevance of the webinar which would focus on the importance of modified teaching strategies and renewed productive strategies. Prof. Kaiser Haq also spoke at the event which concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms. Arifa Ghani Rahman, Associate Professor and Head, DEH. The webinar was hosted by Ms. Nadia Rahman, Assistant Professor, DEH.

Students and teachers from schools, colleges, and universities all over Bangladesh and abroad, as well as members of BELTA, TESOL BD, CIRCLED, the English Teachers Association of Bangladesh (ETAB), and others, who attended the webinar participated enthusiastically with their questions and responses.

 

 

Click here to watch the full webinar.

Some glimpses:

“EEE Virtual Project Showcasing – Spring 2021” organized by the Dept. of EEE, ULAB and ULAB Electronics and Robotics Club (UERC)

“EEE Virtual Project Showcasing – Spring 2021” was organized jointly by the Department of EEE, ULAB and ULAB Electronics and Robotics Club (UERC), took place on 27 May 2021 at 2.30 pm – 6.30 pm. Students from the EEE, ETE and CSE departments participated in this event. After the judgement, the top 5 groups received e-certificates. Prof. Dr. M. Mofazzal Hossain, Honourable Dean, School of Science and Engineering and Head, Department of EEE, ULAB was the chief guest of this program. All the faculty members of the EEE department were present in the program. The program was highly interactive and different showcased projects and idea-sharing helped students to enhance their knowledge and skills.