12th International Student Summit Successfully Held in Dhaka
Nearly 3,000 students from 35 countries are studying in several government and private universities in Bangladesh. The 12th International Student Summit, held at Muzaffar Ahmed Chowdhury Auditorium, University of Dhaka on March 21, organized by Runner Bangladesh Development Society (RBDS) and the Federation of International Student Associations (UDEF) gathered a large amount of these international and domestic students studying in Bangladesh.
The principal of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Prof Dr. Khan Abul Kalam Azad has presented his speech as the keynote speaker of the project. Director General of the UN Wing of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nahida Sobhan; Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Railway; Atiqur Rahman, Deputy Head of Mission of Turkey appointed in Bangladesh; Enis Faruk Erdem, Vice President, Asalan Bakiroglu and Asia Co-ordinator Mohammad Salah Uddin of UDEF and Executive Director Shafiqul Hasan and Director Ashrafi Hassan of Runner Bangladesh Development Society was among others present. Head of Higher Education of British Council Mohammad Touhidur Rahman, Executive Director of Bangladesh Initiative for Policy and Development (BIPD) Abdullah Jubair, Partnership Specialist Zinath Sultana and other speakers conducted various sessions of the day-long organised event.
In this event, improved quality of education system in Bangladesh, as well as higher education facilities for international students, were highlighted. Speakers at the event shared their prospects that Bangladesh was soon going to be a leading destination for international students. Besides, there was a cultural exchange among the international and local students attending the meeting.
It is to be noted that Bangladesh has been keeping pace with other countries in the world to provide higher education for international students, and universities are able to offer quality education and low-cost study opportunities for enrolled students. As a result, many foreign students are arriving for higher studies in Bangladesh. (According to the University Grants Commission's Annual Report of 2017, the number of international students studying in government and private universities of Bangladesh is estimated to be around 2,438.)
The event gained sizeable coverage in the press.