With the aim of providing affordable world-class 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 several licenses. degrees with academic direction from the most outstanding London School of Economics (LSE), ranked No. 3 in the world for social sciences. LSE alumni and former staff include 18 Nobel Laureates and 37 past or current heads of state; the legendary institution also has an employability score of 99.9/100 in the QS Global University Ranking.
With 100% curriculum and testing from the London School of Economics, courses offered at UCB initially include BSc Business and Management, BSc Finance and BSc Accounting and Finance. Along with significant tuition savings, eligible students will get up to 40% scholarships. Students would also become part of an elite global community of more than 100,000 UoL alumni in 200 countries.
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An inauguration event in this regard was held on 27 October 2022 at UCB’s state-of-the-art campus (SA Tower, 1 Gulshan Avenue Dhaka-1212) attended by prominent personalities including Dr. Dipu Moni, MP, Minister of Education, Mr. Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury, MP, Deputy Minister of Education, Mr. Tipu Munshi, MP, Minister of Trade, HE Robert Dickson, UK High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Professor Wim A Van der Stede, Dean, London School of Economics Further Education and others.
Mr. Bob Kundanmal, Chairman of STS Group, said at the launch, “This remarkable new phase of international education in the country has been possible for STS Group through the blessing and support of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina’s foresight in enabling education abroad is one of the pillars of his vision to help Bangladesh continue its high growth trajectory and achieve the goal of being a high-income nation by 2041, hand in hand. hand with the Sustainable Development Goals.
Mr. Kundanmal also thanked the Minister of Education, MP Dr. Dipu Moni, and the Deputy Minister of Education, MP Mr. Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury, in addition to the University Scholarship Commission. They are all key architects in the implementation of the now globally recognized Higher Education Strategic Plan 2018-2030. The plan shows how an affordable global education in the country would not only provide invaluable options to more than a million students graduating from the schools every year, but also – and most importantly – enable the daughter of the family to have access to such a world class. options at their doorstep, a problem very dear to Dr. Dipu Moni. Undoubtedly, given that Bangladesh is one of the few countries where the population of 165 million has more women than men, this has the potential to become nothing less than a case study for other nations.
Mr. Zarif Munir, Senior Managing Director of the Boston Consulting Group and Director of UCB, said in his keynote address: “Such programs have the potential to save invaluable dollar reserves for a nation that annually repatriates nearly 4, $5 billion in tuition payments (for Bangladesh students studying abroad).
Such a remarkable transformation of the education landscape by the Prime Minister and his respective Education Ministers does not go unnoticed, Dr Dipu Moni said at the UoL/LSE launch ceremony. She also added, “This fast-growing nation is now seen as a prime destination for global equity, global institutions and global skilled labor – key pillars of the booming industrial revolution underway in Bangladesh.” .