Interdisciplinary researches stressed to solve global challenges


DHAKA, Oct 30, 2017 (BSS) – Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Dhaka University (DU) Professor Md Akhtaruzzaman today called upon professionals, academicians and researchers both from home and abroad to work together to form time-befitting policies as well as methods to deal the existing global challenges.

“Bangladesh is now facing different social challenges, including Rohingya crisis, social inequality and poverty, and we have to solve those burning problems through interdisciplinary researches”, the VC said while addressing the inaugural ceremony of a two-day international conference at DU here.

DU Business Studies Faculty is organising the 2nd international conference titled “Business and Economics” with the theme “Interdisciplinary Solutions for Business Challenges in a New Global Order”, at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban auditorium, said a press release.

Business Studies Faculty Dean Professor Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam presided over the inaugural function while President of Quinnipiac University, USA Professor John L. Lahey and Vice-Chancellor of Central Queensland University, Australia, Professor Scott Bowman addressed the event as special guests.

Professor Partha S. Ghosh of Tufts University, USA presented a key-note paper in the conference while co-chair of the conference organising committee Professor M Sadiqul Islam gave vote of thanks.

DU vice-chancellor stressed the need for undertaking collaborative academic and research programmes by the University of Dhaka and other renowned universities across the world in order to find ways to solve the problems which are now becoming setback for the development of mankind.

He also expressed hope that this conference would create a common platform in this regard.

Academicians and researchers from Bangladesh, the USA, Canada, the UK, China, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Vietnam are participating in the event.

A total of 16 parallel sessions will take place in the two-day conference while over 80 research papers will be presented during the event.