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The self-defeat of academia

The self-defeat of academia

Elliot Berkman :These last few years have been tough for higher education. Enrollment is down year over year, state funding increases have stalled even as costs skyrocket, and most

Int'l Literacy Day 2018

Int'l Literacy Day 2018

Professor Quazi Faruque Ahmed :The theme of International Literacy Day 2018 is: 'Literacy and Skills Development'. September 8th was proclaimed as International Literacy Day (ILD) at the 14th session

Harvard University Day : Learn to change the world

Harvard University Day : Learn to change the world

Khana Ranjan Roy and Arafat Mustafa :Harvard University Founded in the 8th September 1636, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Harvard  is the home of American ideas. Harvard University is devoted

LEDP: A blessing for students' employability development

LEDP: A blessing for students' employability development

Khalid Hasan :Every year thousands of students most of whom are rooted in the lower-middle-class family come to Dhaka in pursuit of fortune find it difficult to keep pace

English learning in Bangladesh: Needs more attention

English learning in Bangladesh: Needs more attention

Dr. Syed Nesar Ahmad Rumy :English, the international language is not a language only. It is almost a technology nowadays in Bangladesh and as well as other non- English

Mental health crisis among students

Mental health crisis among students

Alyssa Walker :A new study suggests that graduate students need more mental health support than they currently have. The study, published in Nature, suggests that graduate students have a

Let future trends dictate your education

Let future trends dictate your education

Campus Desk :Education is a major life investment. It takes time, money and a great deal of effort to achieve a degree. However, in this global society your education

Four fields of study to consider on World Water Day

Four fields of study to consider on World Water Day

Joanna Hughes :While most of us may not think twice about the water we drink every day, 2.1 billion people across the globe live without safe drinking water.  Because

Parent's guide to phonics

Parent's guide to phonics

Campus Desk  :What exactly is phonics? Many parents hear the term when their child is learning to read, but a lot of them have no clue what teachers are

Mentoring in educational institutions matters

Mentoring in educational institutions matters

Ashiqur Rahman :According to the University of Michigan, mentors are advisors, people with career experiences willing to share their knowledge with colleagues and students; support providers who give emotional

Learning English in Bangladesh

Learning English in Bangladesh

Dr. Foqan Uddin Ahmed :The English Language Education (ELE) system of Bangladesh has been established backed by the guidelines of the NEP given that Bangladesh does not have a

Lessons from Malaysian development

Lessons from Malaysian development

Umme Tahira Sumiya :Malaysia's economy is on its way to achieve high-income status. Its economy is resilient and continues to grow at a sustained pace despite external shocks. It

Public money spent in public universities

Public money spent in public universities

Md. Atikur Rahman :A large portion of higher education in public universities, colleges and other institutions in Bangladesh is still subsidized. Public money spent on students often leaves the

Indigenous studies matter for natural science students

Indigenous studies matter for natural science students

Joanna Hughes :For many years, indigenous people and issues were not only disregarded, but also largely invisible in education. However, as the importance of their impact and influence is

What you need to know before you teach

What you need to know before you teach

Alyssa Walker :Happy World Teachers' Day! In 1994 in Paris, UNESCO proclaimed October 5 World Teacher's Day to celebrate the adoption of the rights and responsibilities of teachers and

Cheradangi High School: A story of educating rural Bangladesh

Cheradangi High School: A story of educating rural Bangladesh

Prof. Faisal Hossain :Cheradangi high school, located about 10 km from Dinajpur town, was first set up in 1931 during the British colonial period as a primary school. In

The digital disruption

The digital disruption

Joanna Hughes :Google the words "digital disruption," and more than a million hits come back. Google it again tomorrow, and the results will likely have multiplied. Why? Because we're

Photography, art and music fest at BUP

Photography, art and music fest at BUP

Mohammed Sadman Sakib, BUP : 'Sfuron' the term means to bloom or to unfold or to shine. The two popular clubs of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), BUP Photography society

Revitalizing education in line of job, research and knowledge

Dr. Forqan Uddin Ahmed :Education is a basic need for mankind as all as human resource development. In the present world, there is an ample scope for education. There

STEM students should study humanities

STEM students should study humanities

Elizabeth Koprowski :Once upon a time, the humanities reigned supreme in the halls of higher education. Philosophy, literature, languages, and rhetoric were seen as the pinnacles of learning and

Part-time jobs for service-minded students

Part-time jobs for service-minded students

Joanna Hughes :Just because you're in school doesn't mean you can't give back. In fact, students have a lot to offer when it comes to helping their communities. Not

Masters in Design Studies

Masters in Design Studies

Alyssa Walker :If you think you need a background in the arts to pursue postgraduate work in design studies, think again.  Both design and non-design undergraduates can pursue design

Recycle waste to recycle Dhaka for a healthy life

Recycle waste to recycle Dhaka for a healthy life

Mohammed Sadman Sakib and Sadia Jahan Rathi :Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh, which has a population of 7 million.  According to WHO the waste which is generated

Combined and Unified admission test

Combined and Unified admission test

Dr. Forqan Uddin Ahmed :Recently the S.S.C examination is over. Generally after examination our students go on pleasure trip with their friends and meet their dear and near ones.

Lessons from bio-diversity loss due to climate change

Lessons from bio-diversity loss due to climate change

Dr. M Abul Kashem Mozumder and Dr. Md. Shairul Mashreque :Biodiversity encompasses the variety of living beings on earth. In short, in other words it means variation of life. 

Study football in England

Study football in England

Joanna Hughes :The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off last week and has fans all over the world glued to the edge of their seats. While Russia, the host

Humanities are more important than ever

Humanities are more important than ever

Alyssa Walker :From philosophy, history and literature to music, art, sociology, psychology, and anthropology, the humanities are as they sound: the study of what makes us human.Often pitted against

Gender biasness in education

Gender biasness in education

Some of the traditional identical myths like 'females will never be good in math'; 'females do not become good engineers or pilots or fire-fighters'; 'females do not need to

The 'Human Rights' doctrine

The 'Human Rights' doctrine

Imran Rahman :'Human rights' is perhaps the most talked about issue in present world. We find every nation vocal at the top of their voice in terms of human

Mastering the time management

Mastering the time management

Taslim Ahammad  :The greatest achievers manage their time extremely well. Some people seem to have adequate time to do everything that they want to, whereas others are always hastening