University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

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University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
লিবারেল আর্টস বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় বাংলাদেশ
Logo Signature of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (vector).svg
Motto "A new vision in higher education"
Type Private
Established 2002 (2002)
Opened: October 1, 2004
Chancellor President Abdul Hamid
Vice-Chancellor Imran Rahman
Students 3,700 as of Spring 2013
Location Dhaka, Bangladesh
23°44′28″N 90°22′28″E / 23.7411°N 90.3744°E / 23.7411; 90.3744Coordinates: 23°44′28″N 90°22′28″E / 23.7411°N 90.3744°E / 23.7411; 90.3744
Campus Urban
Colors Blue and Gold         
Website ulab.edu.bd

University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (Bengali: লিবারেল আর্টস বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় বাংলাদেশ) (ULAB) is a private liberal arts-based University in Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Founded in February 2002, permission to open was received from the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh[1] in November 2003, pursuant to the Private University Act 1992.[2] ULAB incorporates the values of Liberal Arts and Sustainability[3] into its curricula, through its General Education Department and its Center for sustainable development (CSD).[4] ULAB is a research-intensive University, with multiple research opportunities for its faculty members and students.[5]

Schools and Degree-Granting Programs (UGC Approved)[edit]

ULAB offers degree programs in the following schools:[6]

School of Arts and Humanities

  • Bachelor of Arts, English and Humanities (Honors)
  • Master of Arts in English

School of Social Science

  • Bachelor of Social Science, Media Studies and Journalism (Honors)
  • Masters in Communication [7]

School of Business

  • Bachelor in Business Administration (Honors)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

School of Science and Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering (Honors)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (Honors)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honors)

ULAB has one non-degree-granting program, which runs the required courses to fulfill a liberal arts curriculum:

  • General Education Program (GED)

Heads of schools and departments[8][edit]

  • School of School of Science and Engineering = Prof. HM Jahirul Haque, PhD (Dean)
  • Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering = Prof. S M Mahbubur Rahman, PhD (Head)
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering = Prof. Sazzad Hossain, PhD
  • School of Social Sciences = Prof. Jude William R. Genilo, PhD (Dean)
  • School of Arts and Humanities = Prof. Kaiser Hamidul Haq, PhD (Dean)
  • Department of English Humanities = Prof. Shamsad Mortuza, PhD (Head)
  • School of Business = Prof. Imran Rahman (Acting Head)
  • Department of Business Administration = A F Wazir Ahmad, PhD (Director)
  • Graduate Business Programs = Shawkat Kamal (Director)
  • General Education Program = Prof. Muhammad Ibrahim, PhD (Head)

Research Centers[edit]

ULAB has nine centers which conduct research, run workshops and conferences; promote knowledge creation, and advocate best practices.

  • Center for Sustainable Development (CSD)[9]
  • Center for Enterprise and Society (CES)[10]
  • Center for Bangla Studies (CBS)[11] (original name: Center for Bangla Language and Literature.)[12]
  • Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS)[13]
  • Dhaka Translation Center (DTC)[14][15]
  • Bengal Lights Literary Journal[16]
  • Center for Language Studies (CLS)[17]
  • Center for Advanced Theory (CAT)[18]
  • Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)[19][20]

Co-Curricular activities[edit]

Clubs are the mainstay of co-curricular life and activities. ULAB is a member of Duke of Edinburgh's Award program.[21]

Official Clubs of ULAB[22]

  • Electronics Club [23]
  • IEEE ULAB Student Branch [24]
  • Computer Programming Club [25]
  • Social Welfare Club [26]
  • Adventure Club [27]
  • Art Club [28]
  • Business Club [29]
  • Debating Club [30]
  • Field Sports Club [31]
  • Film Club [32]
  • Indoor Games Club [33]
  • Language Club [34]
  • MBA Club [35]
  • Media Club [36]
  • Shangskriti Shangsad [37]
  • Sustainable Development Club [38]
  • Theatre ULAB [39]
  • Triathlon Club [40]

The Department of Media Studies & Journalism of ULAB also has apprenticeship programs for the students

Notable faculty[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ University Grants Commission Bangladesh
  2. ^ Private University Act, 1992
  3. ^ Mission and Values
  4. ^ Center for Sustainable Development
  5. ^ daily sun | First Page | Pvt universities do little research work|accessdate=2013-03-07
  6. ^ http://www.ulab.edu.bd/Academics/degrees-offered/ Degrees Offered
  7. ^ "MSS in MSJ renamed to Masters in Communication". University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.ulab.edu.bd/Faculty/?order_faculty=by_title
  9. ^ http://csd.ulab.edu.bd/ Center for Sustainable Development
  10. ^ http://ces.ulab.edu.bd/ Center for Enterprise and Society
  11. ^ http://cbs.ulab.edu.bd/ Center for Bangla Studies
  12. ^ http://education.bangladeshinfo.com/2552/ulab-launches-bangla-research-centre.html/ ULAB launches Bangla research centre
  13. ^ http://cas.ulab.edu.bd/ Center for Archaeological Studies
  14. ^ Kar, Amitava (22 November 2013). "Stick a Babel Fish in Your Ear". The Daily Star. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  15. ^ Alamgir, Rohini and Rumana Habib (23 November 2013). "In translation". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  16. ^ "Bengal Lights Literary Journal". Bengal Lights. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  17. ^ http://cls.ulab.edu.bd/ Center for Language Studies
  18. ^ http://cat.ulab.edu.bd/ Center for Advanced Theory
  19. ^ http://cetl.ulab.edu.bd/ Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  20. ^ http://www.banglanews24.com/english/education/article/57738/ULAB-launches-Center-for-Excellence-in-Teaching--Learning/ ULAB launches ‘Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning’
  21. ^ Duke of Edinburgh's Award
  22. ^ http://www.ulab.edu.bd/co-curricular/list-of-clubs/
  23. ^ http://www.ulab.edu.bd/co-curricular/ulab-electronics-club/
  24. ^ http://sites.ieee.org/sb-ulab/
  25. ^ http://www.ulab.edu.bd/co-curricular/ulab-computer-programming-club/
  26. ^ http://www.ulab.edu.bd/co-curricular/ulab-social-welfare-club/
  27. ^ http://www.ulab.edu.bd/co-curricular/ulab-adventure-club/
  28. ^ http://www.ulab.edu.bd/co-curricular/ulab-art-club/
  29. ^ http://www.ulab.edu.bd/co-curricular/ulab-business-club/
  30. ^ http://www.ulab.edu.bd/co-curricular/ulab-debating-club/
  31. ^ http://www.ulab.edu.bd/co-curricular/ulab-field-sports-club/
  32. ^ http://www.ulab.edu.bd/co-curricular/ulab-film-club/
  33. ^ http://www.ulab.edu.bd/co-curricular/ulab-indoor-games-club/
  34. ^ http://www.ulab.edu.bd/co-curricular/ulab-language-club/
  35. ^ http://www.ulab.edu.bd/co-curricular/ulab-mba-club/
  36. ^ http://www.ulab.edu.bd/co-curricular/ulab-media-club/
  37. ^ http://www.ulab.edu.bd/co-curricular/shangskriti-shangsad/
  38. ^ http://www.ulab.edu.bd/co-curricular/ulab-sustainable-development-club/
  39. ^ http://www.ulab.edu.bd/co-curricular/theatre-ulab/
  40. ^ http://www.ulab.edu.bd/co-curricular/ulab-triathlon-club/
  41. ^ http://www.ulab.edu.bd/co-curricular/cinemascope/
  42. ^ http://www.ulab.edu.bd/co-curricular/ulab-tv/
  43. ^ http://www.ulab.edu.bd/co-curricular/the-ulabian/
  44. ^ ULAB Radio Cambuzz Apprenticeship Program
  45. ^ "The trend setter". The Daily Star. 

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