Publications and Research

Document Type

Blog Post

Publication Date

Summer 7-7-2021


Sincerest congratulations to Humayun, my batch mate, for reaching the pinnacle of success as Vice Chancellor. The timing of the announcement coincided with the One Hundred Year celebration of the establishment of Dhaka (previously Dacca) University (DU) in 1921. Dr. Syed Humayun Akhter’s high-profile appointment to such an esteemed public university in Bangladesh is very significant; he is perhaps the only known geoscientist ever to assume the leadership position in the upper echelon of an academic institution of higher learning. His previous role as an educator, research supervisor (both internal-and-externally funded projects), and administrator (Chair Professor and Provost) will certainly speed up the process to train individuals often left out from attending or completing higher education due to financial and personal reasons.



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