A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Dhaka University (DU)and the University of Regina, Canada was signed on Tuesday at Professor Abdul Matin Chowdhury Virtual Classroom of the DU to undertake joint collaborative academic and research programs between the two universities.
DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman and President and VC of University of Regina Professor Dr Jeff Keshen signed the MoU on behalf of their respective universities, said a DU press release.
This is first ever MoU signed between DU and a Canadian University, added the release.
Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Lilly Nicholls and some other members of Canadian Embassy, members of delegation of the University of Regina, Deans of different Faculties of DU were, among others, present on the occasion.
According to the MoU, DU and the University of Regina will jointly conduct academic and research programmes along with exchanging academic materials and publications as well as faculty members, students and researchers.
Dr Akhtaruzzaman thanked the Professor Dr Jeff Keshen for signing the MoU and hoped that the initiative would enhance the quality of education and research of both universities. He expressed his willingness to sign MoUs with
more Canadian Universities for undertaking joint collaborative academic, research and cultural programmes.
Dr Jeff Keshen highly praised the Dhaka University for its outstanding contribution to education and research and developing socio-economic condition of Bangladesh along with fostering academic and cultural legacy. The students, teachers and researchers of both universities will be benefited by this MoU, he hoped.