18th Asian University Presidents forum held in Bangladesh
Dr Dipu Moni, MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Education inaugurated "18th Asian University Presidents Forum 2019" on November 23, 2019 at Radisson Blu Water Garden Dhaka. Daffodil International University (DIU) in collaboration with Association of Private Universities of Bangladesh (APUB) is organizing this "18th Asian University Presidents Forum 2019" for the first time in Bangladesh during November 22-24, 2019. Mr. Sheikh Kabir Hossain, Chairman, Association of Private Universities of Bangladesh (APUB) was present as the special guest at the opening ceremony.
Mr Baybars Altuntas, Chairman, World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), Turkey will presented the Keynote Speech of AUPF 2019 on the theme "Future of Entrepreneurship Education and Experiential Learning: Determinants of Developing Successful Entrepreneurial Eco-System in Asian Economies".
The opening ceremony was also addressed by Dr Md Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University, Dr, Jekuk Chang, President, Dongseo University, South Korea, and Prof Dr SM Mahabub-Ul-Haque Majumder, Convener, AUPF 2019 and Pro Vice-Chancellor, Daffodil International University. A total of 150 Presidents, Rectors and Vice-Chancellors from 40 universities from Asian 15 countries including Bangladesh are participating in the AUPF 2019 in Dhaka.
While addressing as the chief guest Dr Dipu Moni, MP said that as AUPF-2019 is holding in Bangladesh for the first time so it will create a great opportunity for our universities to exchange knowledge among other universities of the Asian countries. She gave thanked Daffodil International University for arranging this prestigious event.
Dr Dipu Moni also said, we have to build our universities as per demand of the global purpose. But it's a matter of regret that our universities cannot provide skilled candidate as per requirement of Industries. Industry personnel always blame that they do not find skilled employee. So, we have to take immediate initiative to solve this problem and to solve the problem we should increase collaboration and bridging between academy and industry.