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3 Bangladeshis get ‘Study UK Alumni Awards’

The awardees were recognized for their outstanding achievements as business professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders, and for their contribution to strengthening ties between the UK and Bangladesh

Update : 08 Feb 2024, 11:38 PM

Three Bangladeshis received the Study UK Alumni Awards 2023-24 at a ceremony hosted by the British Council on Thursday.

The awardees were recognized for their outstanding achievements as business professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders, and for their contribution to strengthening ties between the UK and Bangladesh, the British Council said.

Prof Khondaker A Mamun, a graduate of University of Southampton, received the award in the business and innovation category.

He is an AI researcher and Founder of AIMS Lab at UIU and has over 200 articles and numerous patents under his name.

Dr Kamrun Koly, a graduate of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and King's College London, received the award under the science and sustainability category.

She is an associate scientist and mental health researcher of the icddr,b. She has been recognized with multiple research and social awards including Mujib-100 years research grant for women and Inspiring women volunteer by United Nations, Bangladesh.

Mohammad Taqi Yasir, a graduate of University of London, received the award in the social action category.

He is the founder of ‘Footsteps’, an organisation working on sustainable community-centric initiatives. He is the recipient of multiple awards and recognitions including the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia in 2022 under the Social Impact category.

Senior representatives from government, non-government and private organisations and UK alumni attended the ceremony.

Prof Dr Muhammed Alamgir, Chairman (Addl. Charge) & Member, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh, commended the “incredible work” of the British Council and the British government for their “indispensable role in supporting us to ensure better education for all.”

Tom Miscioscia, Director Bangladesh, British Council, said: “Today, we celebrate the success of the remarkable individuals who are shaping the world around them with the skills, knowledge and experience they acquired from the UK education. This year’s awards ceremony is testimony not only to the diverse skill sets of UK alumni and their endeavours but also to the transformative impact of a UK education.”

Acting British High Commissioner and Development Director, Matt Cannell congratulated the nominated and shortlisted for this year’s awards.

This international award celebrates UK higher education and the achievements of UK alumni all over the world.

Now in its tenth year, the award received more than 1,450 applications from international UK alumni from nearly 100 countries, representing more than 140 UK higher education institutions across the UK.

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