BRAC University embodies the message in its tag line -- Inspiring Excellence!
Established in 2001 the University provides high-quality education, equipping students with the acumen to address both local and global challenges. Within the short span of its existence, the University has achieved remarkable success and continues to forge its future with new program initiatives: a modern curriculum, research endeavors, student engagement, professional training, faculty development, international collaborations, progress towards a state-of-the-art campus building, industry partnerships and much more. Making transformative impact on students, faculty, industry and society is the aim of these programs.
The BRAC University community subscribes to the fundamental conviction that education is a catalyst for positive change and the cornerstone for building strong, resilient and enduring communities. The University also instills a spirit of inquiry professionalism, social consciousness, and deep sense of patriotism. It provides many opportunities to grow academically, intellectually, socially and as well-rounded human beings. In the process, critical thinking is emphasized, teamwork is promoted, technology awareness is instilled, new veins of knowledge are explored, multi-cultural awareness and empathy are developed, interpersonal competencies are fostered, practical life skills are honed, and an ethical perspective woven into its fabric.
Today, the University is at the forefront of a campaign to create sustainable and lasting change in Bangladesh and throughout the rest of the developing world. Three fundamental initiatives driving this change are rooted in the belief that collaborative endeavors will build synergies, leading to new and innovative ideas that, ultimately, will have deep social impact. Collaborative endeavors are thus a hallmark of our global positioning strategies and aspirations. It is also our conviction that innovation drives progress in society and helps us face a variety of evolving challenges. By emphasizing collaboration and innovation in its major endeavors BRAC University continues to remain the front-running institution it is known to be and to make its contributions felt in the region and beyond.
As Vice Chancellor, I am deeply committed to attracting a body of faculty and students dedicated to academic excellence, pedagogical sophistication, top-notch research, and service to society. In our mission to contribute to national development, BRAC University stands tall as a center of excellence that is able to develop confident leaders, independent thinkers and creative entrepreneurs. We also focus on professional development of our students in order to equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to play a leading role in different sectors of the economy and polity. The University's programs for faculty development ensure a dynamic and futuristic environment for teaching and research.
In our internationalization efforts, we are expanding our global network of partner institutions that span leading universities in Europe, North America and Australia. We have also begun working with the Diaspora to develop innovative programs that harness the knowledge and skills of those born in Bangladesh who now want to give back to the country of their birth. With our many stellar achievements, we are proud of our leadership role in higher education in Bangladesh.
Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb, Ph.D. Vice Chancellor