The European University of Bangladesh has started its journey towards achieving excellence in higher education in this country. In its consideration, the fount of progress in Europe has been higher education centering around science and technology. In search of excellence, the European University of Bangladesh will, go at length, to emulate the ways traversed by universities and institutions of higher education and learning in Europe. It will have unbridled faith in academic freedom, for it believes that in the absence of freedom to question, criticize, modify and amend, newer ideas cannot be generated and progress accounted for over time.
In its search of excellence based on the firmest belief in academic freedom, the European University of Bangladesh will endeavor to attract the best faculty, line up the efficient administration and pursue an aftercare of formal education trough a system of fostering and sustaining close contacts with alumni and continuous education.
In its Board of Trustees, it has already assembled resourceful persons with passions for excellence in higher education and research. With indefatigable diligence and a never failing allegiance to the motherland, the Board is determined to make a difference in these fields and I am confident this will show up in our programs and works in months and years to come.
We are determined to work harder, assemble the best researchists, setup and organize well-equipped laboratories and libraries, create the most congenial environment for learning and give our very best in every relevant field and area to help and support our students to become the most knowledgeable and skilled citizens of our country. Ur vision comprises a digital society, a country aspiring to apply science and technology to attain, sustain and cherish prosperity in freedom for all citizens.
It is my great pleasure to offer a message of goodwill to potential students, guardians, educationists and other members of the society on behalf of the European University of Bangladesh (EUB). We shall be more than happy to welcome you at our campus to exchange and share your views.
The determinants of development have been changing from manufacturing to services and from capital resources to knowledge resources. Individuals who develop and maintain high level skills achieve success in economic and social sector. Every country endeavours to ensure that its citizens are equipped with knowledge, skills and qualifications they will need in this Millennium. The EUB is committed to develop not only high quality human resources in the country but also to earn competitive edge to meet the challenges of globalisation.
Selection of academic programmes and designing of curricula of this university have been modelled on the knowledge and skills that are essential to participate in the competitive global industry and trade. We aim at replicating the modern strategies, systems and procedures of higher educational institutions of the West through harmonious blending with the eastern social and cultural values. The EUB is pledge-bound to implement its academic programmes for the youths in their preferred disciplines giving equal emphasis on proficiency in communication both in English and computer language.
As CEO I shall ensure the provision of adequate resources, facilities and expertise for students to achieve academic, personal and career goals in a stimulating and supportive environment. Our faculty will include a good number of reputed expatriate professionals to ensure regular interaction and consultation outside class room to familiarize them with the global scenarios and widening the horizon of their knowledge.
Having long experiences in teaching at overseas universities and national management development institute and working with the World Bank, I am committed to undertake collaborative activities with other public and private universities at home and abroad for mutual interests.
In conclusion, I would like to reiterate here that all our endeavours and initiatives will only be successful if all the stakeholders come forward in extending their whole-hearted and generous cooperation.
Prof. Dr. Mokbul Ahmed Khan
MA (DU), PhD (Moscow)
Former Professor, Otago University, New Zealand Vice Chancellor
European University of Bangladesh