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ULAB's DIMFF places 28th in 2021 WURI Ranking

DIMFF 2022 is all set for its eighth term and the film submissions are open till September 23

Update : 21 Jun 2021, 02:32 PM

The Dhaka International Mobile Film Festival (DIMFF), a signature event from the Media Studies and Journalism department of University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), has ranked number 28 in the Entrepreneurial Spirit category in the World's Universities with Real Impact (WURI) Ranking for 2021.

The WURI ranking comprises the global top 100 and top 50 in each of these areas: Industrial Application, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Social Responsibility, Ethics, and Integrity; Student Mobility and Openness for Exchange and Collaboration; and Crisis Management.

This year's WURI ranking acknowledged ULAB which has placed 27th in Crisis Management, 28th in the Entrepreneurial Spirit with DIMFF, and 39th in Ethics and Integrity.

Moon Hwy-Chang, the WURI Founding Director, Project Leader and Professor Emeritus of Seoul National University, officially cited this world-standing of ULAB at a virtual ceremony in Seoul on Thursday.

"ULAB is the only Bangladeshi university to place within the top 100 universities this year," Prof Hwy-Chang said.

Head of the Department of Media Studies and Journalism Professor Jude William Genilo congratulated everyone related with DIMFF, saying this achievement will help DIMFF to take more new initiatives in the future.

DIMFF Adviser and Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Studies and Journalism at ULAB Mohammad Shazzad Hossain said: "This is the biggest achievement in the history of DIMFF till date, and this recognition came through the dedication and tireless works of the students."

WURI is the first global innovative university ranking designed to stimulate and evaluate universities' flexible and innovative efforts to foster a workforce that meets the demand from industry and society.

DIMFF 2022 is all set for its eighth term with a bunch of dedicated team members working passionately on their respective teams.

The film submissions are open till September 23, 2021.

The selected films will be screened at the festival's opening and closing sessions on February 25-26, 2022.

“New generation, New tools, New communication” - with this motto, the DIMFF commenced its journey back in 2015, mainly to inspire people to create films using mobile phones.

Further information regarding the DIMFF are available at filmfreeway.com/DIMFF and www.dimff.net.

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