AIUB’s Journey of 28 Years in Higher Education: Ishtiaque Abedin, American International University- Bangladesh

Ishtiaque Abedin

American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB), a government-approved private university in Dhaka, Bangladesh, has completed its 28 years journey. In this long journey, over 32,000 domestic and international students have been enrolled in its Undergraduate and Graduate Programs. All of them have achieved recognition in various fields, which include jobs, business ventures, sports, etc., both in Bangladesh and abroad.

In 1994, Dr. Anwarul Abedin founded AIUB under the “Bangladesh Private University Act, 1992”. The permanent campus of AIUB is situated in Kuril area, Dhaka, Bangladesh. AIUB has four academic faculties, namely the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Science & Information Technology, the Faculty of Business Administration, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Each of these faculties consists of various departments offering several Undergraduate and Graduate Programs. AIUB also conducts short courses on language learning, enterprise networking, system administration, graphic designing, animation, programming, web development, and emerging technologies.

AIUB has efficaciously organised 21 convocation ceremonies to date, which include Chancellor’s Award, Vice Chancellor’s Award, Dr. Anwarul Abedin Leadership Award, and numerous different several other academic awards. Moreover, various scholarships such as merit-based scholarships, need based scholarships, freedom fighter category scholarships, and international student scholarships are offered to the students enrolled in the university.

AIUB has academic partnerships with renowned universities in countries all over the world, including USA, UK, Canada, Japan, Australia, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Philippines, South Africa, and India. Higher education international exchange programs feature regularly in almost every semester and are participated in by faculties, officers, and students. AIUB has many collaborative partners, including Cisco Networking Academy, Oracle Academy, Microsoft Imagine Academy, Bangladesh Cricket Board, Bangladesh Football Federation, etc.

For its fervent contribution to higher education, AIUB has been ranked among the World’s Universities with Real Impact 2022 Rankings. Furthermore, AIUB has been featured in QS World University Rankings, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Scimago Institutions Rankings. AIUB has been recognized by many organizations, such as ISO 9001: 2008 domestically and internationally, for its steadfast contributions to the quality of higher education.

Since its establishment, AIUB has been regularly publishing international standard journals titled AIUB Journal of Business and Economics and AIUB Journal of Science and Engineering. AIUB is also involved in research work functioning through its Center for Sustainable Energy Research, Center for Nanotechnology Research, Center for Biomedical Research, Center for Robotics & Automation and Business Incubation Center. International conferences and seminars are organized by AIUB every year. These conferences are mainly concentrated in the subject areas of business and management, computing advancement, sustainable development, robotics, and electrical and signal processing techniques.

AIUB enjoys an eco-friendly campus with modern classrooms and an ultramodern library with an accommodation capacity of over five hundred students at a time. The library has about 44,000 books, 69,000 online journals, millions of e-books, and other educational materials. In addition, there are computer labs, language labs, engineering labs, physics labs, chemistry labs, 3-D animation labs, IP labs, moot court, architecture studios & media studios, and daycare facilities.

AIUB is proud to offer modern multipurpose halls, auditoriums, cafeterias, food courts, a world-class medical center, and an ultramodern gymnasium. AIUB has separate prayer rooms for people of various religious beliefs available to everyone on campus for freely practicing their faith.

AIUB facilitates 24-hour free Wi-Fi internet services. AIUB students enjoy ultramodern sports facilities, including football cricket ground, basketball court, tennis court, volleyball court, badminton court, and indoor games venue. There are a total of 16 clubs at AIUB premises for co-curricular activities, and each club registers eager new participants each semester.

Several prominent sports athletes of Bangladesh have enrolled as students at AIUB. Litton Kumer Das, Taskin Ahmed, Sabbir Rahman, Mominul Haque, Afif Hossain, Abu Hider Roni, Anamul Haque Bijoy, and Akbar Ali are all remarkable players who regularly feature in Bangladesh national cricket. On top of that, Sanjida Akhtar, Monika Chakma, Krishna Rani Sarkar, Mishrat Jahan Moushumi are all proud AIUB alumni who are members of the Bangladesh women’s football team.

Renowned alumni of AIUB Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad are all skilled players of the Bangladesh national cricket team, while Zahid Parvez, Faisal Mahmud are serving the Bangladesh national football team. The first Bangladeshi to become the Principal Engineer of Google, Zaheed Sabur is also a former student of AIUB. Ex-students of this university are currently occupying prominent positions like in various enterprises in Bangladesh and beyond.

AIUB is committed to imparting the highest quality technology-based higher education meeting the 21st Century market demands.

It is unequivocally certain that AIUB will be a practical hub for higher education, fulfilling the dreams of parents and students of international students. So, what are you waiting for? Come, join AIUB, and be a force to be reckoned with!

Views expressed by Ishtiaque Abedin, Founder Member and Chairman, Board of Trustees, American International University- Bangladesh(AIUB).

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