The second United Group Research Award Ceremony was held on Wednesday at United International University auditorium (UIU).
Moinuddin Hasan Rashid, managing director of United Group was present in the ceremony as chief guest. Dr M Muhibur Rahman, ex professor of Chemistry, Dhaka University (DU), former UGC Member and the Chairman of Paper Award Evaluation Committee and Professor Dr Chowdhury Mofizur Rahman, vice chancellor (VC) of UIU spoke among others.
This year 23 papers were selected for the award in the field of Science and Technology, Medical and Life Science and Agriculture. An amount of BDT 100,000 and a certificate was awarded for each paper.
Moinuddin Hasan Rashid said that United Group wants to create a research friendly platform where potential researchers will be provided all kinds of support in respect of their research works. He emphasized on applied research which would directly contribute to the society, industry, economy or any productive sector of the country. United Group is ready to contribute considerable amount of fund to patronize the research sector of the country.
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The speakers in the program said research is an important part of higher education. Research helps to create new knowledge and technology that contributes to building a developed and knowledge based society. They said this initiative will certainly encourage the researchers as well as other scientists of the country and promote research in Bangladesh and contribute to its development. Directors and high officials of United Group, lead researchers, and other guests were present in the programme.