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BSMRMU holds seminar on Blue Governance

  • Published at 08:51 pm October 26th, 2021
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A seminar on Blue Governance for the sustainable development of Bangladesh was organized by BSMRMU. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni graced the occasion as the chief guest. Vice-Chancellor of the University Rear Admiral (retd) M Khaled Iqbal delivered the welcome speech Courtesy

Free online course jointly by BSMRMU and University of Portsmouth launched at the event

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University (BSMRMU) on Tuesday organized an international seminar on Blue Governance for the sustainable development of Bangladesh.

The seminar was held at the International Mother Language Institute in Dhaka. 

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni graced the occasion virtually as the chief guest. British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson was present as the special guest, while University of Portsmouth Vice-Chancellor Prof Graham Galbraith was also connected virtually. 

BSMRMU Vice-Chancellor Rear Admiral M Khaled Iqbal (retd) delivered the welcome speech, while Rear Admiral (retd) Md Khurshed Alam, secretary to the Maritime Affairs Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, delivered the keynote speech.

Dr Dipu Moni emphasized maritime research and education for the implementation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Blue Economy policy to ensure the sustainable development of Bangladesh, and hoped that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University would play a vital role in the process. 

She also launched a special  maritime journal and a free online course jointly by BSMRMU and University of Portsmouth.

Robert Chatterton Dickson in his speech pledged to continue the support of the UK government in various areas of Bangladesh, including the maritime sector. 

Dr Pierre Failler from University of Portsmouth, Prof Chris Hauton from University of Southampton, and Dr Kawser Ahmed from University of Dhaka presented papers. 

Representatives from various ministries and the University Grants Commission, high-ranking military and civilian officials, delegates from various universities, maritime organizations, teachers, students and officials of BSMRMU attended the seminar either in person or virtually.

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