The Office of International Affairs (OIA), University of Asia Pacific (UAP) organised a public lecture titled "Higher Education in Business for Next Generation: Opportunities and Challenges'' on 21 September at the university auditorium, said a press release.
The public lecture was delivered by Professor Dr M Kabir Hassan who is a professor of Finance at the University of New Orleans, USA and an member of the International Advisory Council of UAP. Professor Hassan is a renowned financial economist with consulting, research and teaching experience in development finance, money and capital markets, Islamic finance, corporate finance, investments, monetary economics, macroeconomics and international trade and finance. He provided consulting services to the World Bank (WB), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Islamic Development Bank (IDB), African Development Bank (AfDB), USAID, Government of Bangladesh, Organisation of Islamic Conferences (OIC), Federal Reserve Bank, USA, and many corporations, private organizations and universities around the world.
In his speech, Professor Hassan shed light on the new-age prospects and challenges of Bangladesh to excel in higher education.
He also focused on the updated teaching and learning patterns available in the USA in the first part of his lecture. In the second part of his lecture, he spoke on the practicality and impact of publishing research work while mentioning the usage of research-led findings and knowledge in real life.
Towards the end of his lecture, Prof Hassan encouraged students in higher studies and research while sharing the journey of his eventful life.
The programme was assembled and commenced by Ismat Zarin, acting director, of the Office of International Affairs (OIA), and assistant professor, Department of English, University of Asia Pacific (UAP).
The public lecture was followed by a Q&A at the end of the seminar where a number of faculty members and students asked relevant questions to the distinguished speaker at the event.
Professor Qumrul Ahsan, vice chancellor, the University of Asia Pacific (UAP) delivered a vote of thanks at the end of the event.