Nobel laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus met with delegates from Eastern University, Bangladesh and Yunnan University China at the Yunus Center in Dhaka yesterday. The delegation from Eastern University comprised Abul Khair Chowdhury, chairman of Board of Trustees, Prof Dr Abdur Rab, vice chancellor, Prof Dr Abdul Hannan Chowdhury, pro-vice chancellor and Abu Hena MD Rasel, head of Careers Service and International Office. The delegation from Yunnan University comprised Prof Dr Ya Chun, vice president of Yunnan University. Lamiya Morshed, executive director of Yunus Center at Dhaka was also present on the occasion.
Dr Yunus was apprised of the ongoing academic collaboration and exchange programmes between Eastern University and Yunnan University. Dr Yunus highly appreciated the efforts of these two universities for exchanging knowledge and partnering for strengthening capacities of both the universities. He also praised the efforts to promote the ideas of Social Business in these institutions. He further mentioned that technology and knowledge transfer from the development economies is an essential component towards building our nation.
Eastern University has been conducting regular courses on Social Business in collaboration with the Yunus Center.