I take this opportunity to express my deepest feeling of gratitude to the Authority of Varendra University for providing me with the scope of writing this message. Varendra University (VU), first ever government approved university in the northern part of Bangladesh, is a unique private academic institution, which is aimed at developing knowledge and skills for young generation in Bangladesh and continues to express its aim to impact the lives of its students and some of the most pressing questions and challenges of our time.
Our staff includes many of the talented people with whom I am working day-to-day. Their dedication to their roles is unparallel and gives new meaning to the term excellence. Yet, we believe wholeheartedly in persistent and continued improvement in academic and research fields. Also, we are committed to enhance our administrative infrastructure including our IT services and Technology to further the success and comfort of VU students, faculty and staff.
It is exhilarating for me to be part of Varendra University. I have particularly enjoyed meeting faculty, staff, and students, who have impressed me with their enthusiasm, accomplishments, and expertise, as well as their desire to contribute to faculty development, collaboration, and innovation. One of my biggest challenges is to bring excellence and diversity in Research across the VU campus and that should be central to VU’s mission and is fundamental to the university’s ability to contribute to the economic, scientific, cultural, and social health of our society. Our distinctive and collaborative approach to research is clear, i.e., we are determined to prepare our students for the future and bringing fresh insights and solutions to local and global challenges. The diverse academic strengths of VU, combined with our capacity for strong collaborations and synergies, will attract a rich and diverse group of external partners: other academic/research institutions, government agencies, private sector and community group, who will work with us to ensure our research is mobilized for maximum impact on Bangladesh.
I encourage you to get to know more about VU’s academic activities and research, and engage with our researchers. Our doors are open to collaboration as we seek solutions to scientific and societal challenges. I look forward to sharing more stories and news on recent advancements and impact of VU’s research in the coming years. Welcome!
Prof. Rashidul Haque, PhD