Prof. Dr. Steve Goodbred and Prof. Dr. Jonathan M. Gilligan of Vanderbilt University, USA called on Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman on July 10, 2018 at the latter’s office of the university.
Chairman of the Department of Environmental Development and Risk Management of Technical University of Dresden, Germany Prof. Dr. Bishawjit Mallick, Chairman of the Department of Geology of DU Prof. Dr Kazi Matin Uddin Ahmed and Associate Prof. of the Department of Fisheries of DU Dr. Md. Monirul Islam were present on this occasion.
During the meeting they discussed the possibilities of strengthening ongoing joint collaborative academic and research programs on climate change, environment, river erosion, water pollution and arsenic being conducted by the University of Dhaka and Vanderbilt University, USA. Exchanges of data, information and sharing knowledge and experience on climate change issues between the two universities were also discussed in the meeting. They stressed the need for producing more experts and environmental scientists in Bangladesh to reduce risk of vulnerable people of coastal areas. They discussed about signing a MoU between the two universities to promote education and research in this regard.
Later, Professor Dr. Steve Goodbred delivered a lecture on environment at the Department of Geology of DU. Besides, Prof. Dr. Jonathan M. Gilligan delivered a special lecture on Rivers Transport and Climate Change at CARS of the university on July 07, 2018.
(Md. Rafiqul Islam)
Public Relations Office
University of Dhaka
Prof. Dr. Steve Goodbred and Prof. Dr. Jonathan M. Gilligan of Vanderbilt University, USA called on Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman on July 10, 2018 at the latter’s office of the university