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AIUB represents BD at IAUP semi-annual meeting
Eduvista Desk
Published :Monday, 30 May, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 24
As a member of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), American International University - Bangladesh (AIUB) participated in the IAUP Semi-Annual Meeting 2016, held on of May 19-21, 2016 at the University of Alcala (UAH) in Madrid, Spain.
The three-day program was attended by the Vice Chancellor of AIUB, Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna, along with Chairman and Vice President of International Affairs & Public Relations, Mr. Ishtiaque Abedin, and Special Assistant of the Vice Chancellor's Office and the Office of Student Affairs, Ms. Shama Islam. The opening session of the meeting was addressed by the Rector of the University of Alcala, followed by the President of IAUP, along with various national, regional, and local authorities of academic significance. The first day converged with business meetings of the Executive Committee and Council of Senior advisors for the Commission's Report, followed by a guided tour to the old university and then to the city of Madrid. The day was concluded with a Gala Dinner hosted by the UAH.
The first panel session was on the Universities and the Preservation of Culture as an International Challenge, which was facilitated by 3 keynote speakers - Mr. Ramu Damodaran of the United Nations (UN), Mr. Juan Ram?n de le Fuente of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and Mr. Remus Pricopie of the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA, Bucharest, Romania).
The next session was themed on Higher Education Institutions and Sustainability, which also had a 3-member panel as the keynote speakers. This session was chaired by Dr. Lamagna on the sustainability initiatives undertaken by AIUB and Bangladesh as a whole. She presented the various practices and policies at AIUB that align with the idea of sustainable development in higher education, covering vast areas such as curriculum, research, study tours/workshops, infrastructure, and collaborations. The session continued with the presentations of Ms. Daniella Tilbury from the University of Gibraltar and Mr. Fernando Le?n Garcia from the Center for Technical Education and Superior (CETYS). Once the panel sessions were completed, the board of directors conducted a meeting, which led to the signing of MoUs among several participating universities. AIUB signed MoUs for collaborating with both UAH and the University of Guadalajara (UAG).
Overall, the program not only gave the participating universities a platform to engage in international dialogue on various issues of critical importance in the global academic landscape, but enabled them to exchange ideas, views, and cultures that set the pace for their future ventures to work towards evolving their institutions and the world of education in its entirety.

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