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IUB signs MoUs with BU, Lumbini Ltd

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 16 April, 2022 12:00 AM
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IUB signs MoUs with BU, Lumbini Ltd

Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) has signed two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with Bandarban University (BU) and Lumbini Ltd to facilitate research on endangered languages and foster exchange of educational and professional resources.

The MoUs were signed on Wednesday on the BU campus located in the Bandarban Municipality area, said a press release.

Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Minister Bir Bahadur Ushwe Sing attended the programme as the chief guest while IUB Vice-Chancellor Tanweer Hasan, BU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr AF Imam Ali and Lumbini Limited Managing Director Sha Md Sultan Uddin Iqbal signed the MoUs on behalf of their respected organisations.

According to the first MoU signed between IUB and BU, IUB will provide BU with opportunities for training and technical assistance to strengthen leadership, faculty development and institutional capacity.

The two universities will also work to resurrect some of the endangered languages and cultures of the local ethnic communities through IUB's Center for Endangered Languages, which is a division within the Sasheen Centre for Multilingual Excellence of IUB. This alliance will focus on building capacity in areas such as education, training, experiential learning, and community empowerment.

The other tripartite MoU, signed between IUB, BU and Lumbini Limited says that the three organisations will establish an exchange programme through which two students from BU will spend two semesters of a particular year at the IUB campus in Dhaka.