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Dhaka Tribune

Professor Atiqul Islam reappointed as vice-chancellor of NSU

  • For third term
  • Will continue to serve as VC until February 22, 2028
  • Expresses gratitude to president and prime minister


Update : 05 Mar 2024, 10:33 PM

With approval from President Mohammed Shahabuddin, Professor Atiqul Islam has been reappointed as the Vice-Chancellor of North South University (NSU) for the third term on Monday.

The official notification was issued on Sunday by the Department of Secondary and Higher Education, Ministry of Education. 

Professor Atiqul Islam will continue to serve as vice-chancellor until 22 February 2028.

Professor Islam previously assumed the role of vice-chancellor in 2016 and was re-appointed in February 2020.

While thanking the president, Prof Atiqul Islam said: “I am deeply humbled by the trust bestowed upon me by the His Excellency President.”

He further acknowledged the enduring support and guidance of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

He said: “I am sincerely grateful to the prime minister. Her unwavering support for North South University always inspired us to work to achieve excellence for this institution. Our faculty members, students, and NSU family are grateful to the prime minister for her compassionate guidance”. 

Professor Islam also thanked Education Minister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel and expressed gratitude to the Bangladesh University Grants Commission (UGC) and the NSU Board of Trustees. 

In his message to the faculty, students, and administrative staff, Professor Atiqul Islam thanked them for their past support and urged them to continue their assistance in the future.

In his message, Javed Muneer Ahmad, chairman, NSU Board of Trustees, congratulated Professor Islam for his reappointment.

Under the leadership of Professor Islam, NSU achieved consistent academic excellence. As a result, in the latest World University Ranking 2023 by Times Higher Education, NSU ranks between 601- 800, the highest among all universities in Bangladesh. 

Additionally, NSU leads among private universities in Bangladesh in the QS World University Ranking.

Professor Atiqul Islam is a highly esteemed academic with a distinguished career spanning over three decades across the Asia-Pacific region. 

Before his tenure at North South University, he served in various leadership positions, including executive dean and vice-chancellor (engagement) of the Faculty of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University in Australia. 

With roots as a lecturer at Dhaka University, Professor Islam’s journey includes notable roles at institutions such as the University of Sydney, Curtin University, Canterbury University, and the National University of Singapore. 

Throughout his career, he held significant administrative roles, including head of the School of Commerce at the University of South Australia and dean of the Faculty of Business and Government at the University of Canberra. 

Professor Islam’s contributions extend beyond administrative roles, he has authored and co-authored numerous scholarly articles, served as an editor for a prestigious business journal, reviewed research funding proposals and journals, supervised postgraduate theses, and presented at international research conferences. 

His dedication to academia and wealth of expertise make him a respected figure in the academic community.

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