The IUBAT launched the IUBAT Institute of SDG Studies (IISS) in a simple ceremony held on April 23in the conference room of the university.
Earlier the Syndicate of IUBAT approved the establishment of the Institute in its meeting held on April 20.The Institute has been set up to develop competent human resources to manage the implementation of the challenging Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
It will offer training and educational programs, undertake research, provide consultancy services and run model projects for this purpose.
Prof Dr Hamida Akhter Begum, Pro VC mentioned in her speech about the contribution of Founder Vice Chancellor Prof Dr M Alimullah Miyan in sustainable culture and termed the establishment of IISS as the reflection of his thoughts.
Prof Dr Selina Nargis Treasurer, IUBAT mentioned about Knowledge Based Area Development (KBAD) as the brainchild of Prof Miyan for transforming knowledge based society. She also mentioned about the UN Flagship and Good Practice awards received by IUBAT for spreading environmental education, his involvement in initiating Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and creating Regional Center of Expertise (RCE) which is recognised by United Nations University (UNU).
Prof Dr M Shohidullah Miah, Dean College of Agricultural Sciences underscored the need for such an institute and hoped that IISS would establish linkages at national and international levels and fulfill its mandates. Professor Dr Ataur Rahman, Director, Centre for Global Environmental Culture (CGEC) mentioned about the ongoing activities of IUBAT on sustainable works. He hoped that the IISS would be a good forum to reactivate all the specialized centers of IUBAT and align these with the SDG goals.
Prof Dr Abdur Rab, the Vice-Chancellor and the Chair of the ceremony recalled the contribution of his one time colleague Prof Dr Alimullah Miyanto sustainable development by setting up Centre for population management and control and Centre for disaster management. He believed in the sustainability of universities, initiated movement for setting up private universities and founded IUBAT. The Vice Chancellor declared launching of IISS with effect from 23 April 2019and wished its all round success.The ceremony was also attended by the Deans of Colleges, Department Chairs, Program Coordinators, Registrar, Controller and Director IQAC.