Universal College Bangladesh introduces degree programs from UoL in Dhaka

With 100% curriculum and testing from the London School of Economics, the offered courses at UCB initially include BSc Business and Management, BSc Finance and BSc Accounting and Finance

With the aim of providing world-class affordable education in Bangladesh, Universal College Bangladesh (UCB), the first Ministry of Education-approved international education provider in the country, has partnered exclusively with the University of London (UoL) for the launch of multiple bachelor's degrees with academic direction from the most notable London School of Economics (LSE), ranked third globally for social sciences. 

LSE's alumni and former staff include 18 Nobel Prize winners and 37 past or present heads of state; the legendary institution also has a 99.9/100 employability score on QS Global University rankings, reads a press release.

With 100% curriculum and testing from the London School of Economics, the offered courses at UCB initially include BSc Business and Management, BSc Finance and BSc Accounting and Finance. 

Apart from significant savings in tuition fees, eligible students will get up to 40% scholarships. 

Students would also become part of an elite global community of 100,000 plus UoL alumni across 200 countries.

A historic inauguration event was held in this regard on October 27 at the state-of-the-art UCB campus in Gulshan with leading dignitaries in attendance, including Dr Dipu Moni, minister of Education, Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury, deputy minister of Education, Tipu Munshi, minister of Commerce, Robert Dickson, high commissioner of UK to Bangladesh, Professor Wim A Van der Stede, dean, London School of Economics Extended Education and others.

Bob Kundanmal, the chairman of STS Group, stated that the remarkable new phase of international in-country education has been possible for STS Group due to the blessing and support of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina. 

Her foresight in permitting foreign education is one of the stellar pillars of her vision to assist Bangladesh to continue its high-growth trajectory and achieve the 2041 high-income nation goal, hand in hand with sustainable development goals.”

These in-country international programs bring other significant advantages. Zarif Munir, senior managing director of Boston Consulting Group, and Director at UCB, said in his keynote speech that such programs can potentially save invaluable dollar reserves for a nation that annually repatriates close to $4.5 billion on outward tuition fee remittances (for Bangladesh students studying abroad).