Skip to main content

Bangladesh Consul General visits UOWD

Thursday, 19 April, 2012

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) hosted His Excellency Md. Abu Zafar, the Consulate General of Bangladesh on Tuesday, April 17.

UOWD President Professor Ghassan Aouad, some UOWD staff and students from the Amra Notun Bangladesh club at UOWD welcomed HE Abu Zafar.

There are currently over fifty Bangladeshi students at UOWD as well as fifty alumni, who have graduated from the university in the last few years.
UOWD has gradually become an attractive option for higher education in the region for Bangladeshi students, both UAE residents and from Bangladesh.

“Bangladesh is a progressive country, encouraging its youngsters to seek opportunities at home and abroad,” said HE Abu Zafar. “I encourage our students to choose universities in this region such as UOWD because of a safe lifestyle and a tolerant and welcoming culture combined with a high level of education”.

“Although Bangladeshi students are smaller in number, they are a high-impact community within UOWD,” said Professor Ghassan. For the last three years, Bangladeshi students at UOWD have been successfully running the Bangladesh Expat Student Association (Amra Notun), engaging students and community in fun-filled events. HE Abu Zafar was the Guest of Honour at Bangla Bazaar- the latest event by Amra Notun. A Bangladeshi student, Redwan Hassan has been elected as UOWD Student Representative Council President for 212-13.

“The Bangladeshi students at UOWD play an active role in connecting the university with the community and helping those in need,” said Zeenath Khan, a faculty member and founding coordinator of the Bangladesh club at UOWD.

UOWD in the news

Bodour Al Qasimi promotes Mohammed Al Musharrakh to CEO of ‘Invest in Sharjah’

By Gulf Today, Gulf News, Total UAE

Mohammed Juma Al Musharrakh had been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah). More...

UOWD hosts inaugural Middle East CASE Conference

By Yahind

Conference supports advancement of education in the region through shared insights and knowledge. More...

Indian Billionaire B. R. Shetty Is Now Venturing Into Higher Education

By Dubai Forum, Wealth-X

After building a healthcare empire in the U.A.E., Abu Dhabi-based Indian billionaire B. R. Shetty is entering the region’s lucrative higher education sector. More...

Sarra scoops multiple honours in rowing and swimming

By Khaleej Times, The Middle East North Africa Financial Network

Rising sporting star Sarra Lajnef continues to excel in rowing and swimming championships in the region. More...

Dubai Electronic Security Center Receives Overwhelming Interest From Regional and Global Universities For The AED 700,000 ‘Innovation In Cyber Security Award' Competition

By Dubai PR Network, Total UAE, The Middle East North Africa Financial Network

Call for submission for the ‘Innovation In Cyber Security Award’ has earned overwhelming response from regional and global universities. More...

UOWD logistics students tour Jebel Ali Port in Dubai

By Arabian Industry, Dubai Forum

The Master of Science in Logistics at UOWD has been running in the UAE for the last 10 years and is one of the region’s most popular postgraduate courses. More...

Career focus need not stymie personal advancement

By Gulf News Smart Edition

Commitment to study runs deep in employed aspirants, experts say. More...

Most postgraduate students are working people

By Gulf News,

Most of the postgraduate students in the UAE are working people, said universities in the UAE. More...

Chairman Of Dubai-Based University Awarded Order Of Australia

By UAE Today, YaHind, Dubai Forum, Dubai Informer, Go Dubai

Peter Robson, Chairman of the University of Wollongong in Dubai’s, UOWD, Board, has been awarded the Order of Australia, OA. More...

9th Sustainable Development & Inclusive Growth Congress discusses ways to achieve global sustainability

By Go Dubai

Congress focused on the need to follow the principles of sustainable development and inclusive growth to meet global challenges and global sustainability More...

Copyright © 2018 University of Wollongong in Dubai   | Privacy | Disclaimer | Site map