Although Bangladeshi universities have been an important part of Bangladesh over the last 50 years, contributing to independence, the democratic movement and the building of the nation, they currently face increasing challenges. Worsening teacher-student relations, a lack of innovation in teaching and research and a lack of preparedness to embrace recent developments have made them lag behind. Extensive reforms are necessary for universities to better respond to the demands of the labour markets in a changing world.
As a response, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Bangladesh and the Centre for Genocide Studies (CGS) at University of Dhaka have conducted a dialogue programme on tertiary education reforms at universities in 2014. Have a read on the regional website on what has been achieved since then!'