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Bangladesh’s first aviation university launched

Published : 10 Feb 2020 05:43 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 09:10 PM

The academic activities of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aviation and Aerospace University (BSMRAAU) started on Monday with the aim of promoting aeronautical and aerospace studies in the country. 

BSMRAAU, which is the country's first aviation university, was established last year. Minister of Education, Dipu Moni, inaugurated the academic activities on Monday at its temporary campus in Dhaka. Directing the authorities of BSMRAAU to focus on research based activities to achieve vision 2041, Dipu Moni said she hopes the newly established university will produce highly skilled human resources to fully take advantage of the 4th industrial revolution.

The minister urged a focus on producing experts in the specialized field as there is no alternative to research to lead the nation to success in this sector.

Quoting from past personal experience, she warned the authorities to maintain its core values focusing on specialized subjects rather than secondary ones.

BSMRAAU Vice Chancellor (VC) Air Vice-Marshal AHM Fazlul Haque, at the inauguration ceremony, said aviation and aerospace technology will be a major economic booster and a high end income generating sector contributing to developing the country to achieve Vision 2041. “Bangladesh needs skilled professionals in this sector to take advantage of the national demographic dividend as well. The growth of the nation’s population and global air passengers is expected to double by 2030 and the Asia Pacific region is predicted to become the largest air transport market of the world within the next 10 years. Such a global trend will definitely create ample opportunities in the aviation sector of Bangladesh," the VC said.