IUB signs MoU with Brock University, Canada
Brock University, Canada and Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) through a signing ceremony organized at the university campus on February 2, 2020.
His Excellency Mr. Benoit Préfontaine, honorable High Commissioner of Canada in Bangladesh graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
The objectives of the MoU between IUB & Brock University is to strengthen the academic collaboration between the two institutions by developing academic and cultural interchange in areas related to education, conducting faculty & student exchange program, by exchanging of scholarly materials and information, participation in joint or collaborative research projects and grants & establishing 2+2 program. This program is primarily articulated for the B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering of both the institutions. In the near future Brock University has the intention to expand this program with the other departments of IUB as well.
Dr. Syed Ejaz Ahmed, Dean, Faculty of Math & Science, Brock University and Prof. Milan Pagon, Vice Chancellor (Acting), IUB singed the MoU on behalf of their respective institutions.
The signing ceremony was also attended by Ms. Corinne Petrisor, Counsellor (Commercial) & Senior Trade Commissioner, High Commission of Canada; Ms. Leigh- Ellen Keating, Director, International Services, Brock University; Mr. Nigel Dixon, Special Projects Coordinator, International Services, Brock University; Ms. Megha Srivastav, Relationship Manager, International Market Development, Brock University; Trustee Mr. S M Al-Husainy; Trustee Mr. A Quaiyum Khan; Deans of different Schools, Treasurer, Registrar, Controller of Examination, invited Unit Heads and faculties from CSE at IUB.
On this occasion, Mr. Benoit Préfontaine stated that this MoU will help establishing strong bilateral relationship between these two countries with a core focus on mutually benefiting outcomes in higher education sector.
Prof. Milan Pagon, in his speech, welcomed everyone and gave a brief introduction of IUB. Talking about the MoU, he specified that IUB is signing MoU with world’s leading institutions to enhance the higher education quality of Bangladesh.
Trustee Mr. S M Al-Husainy and Trustee Mr. A Quaiyum Khan also thanked Brock University for extending hands towards the collaboration.
The event was conducted by Ms. Asifa Islam, Senior Officer, International Program and Relation, IUB.