Northern University Bangladesh
University description (as per official university website)
The University: Northern University Bangladesh (NUB) is a government approved private university, which has been sponsored and founded by International Business Agriculture & Technology (IBAT) Trust .The Trust is registered, non-political, non-profit voluntary organization .The members of IBAT Trust who are mostly eminent academics felt the need for a private university to bring quality education within the reach of students with modest economic means.
History: Bangladesh Institute of Business Academy (BIBA) started in 1996 under National University to offer BBA Program and a group of some students (MBAs) took over its management under Institute of Resources Development (IRD) in 1998. IRD students were transferred to International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC), Dhaka Campus. Some of IRD's sponsors established Institute of Business Administration & Technology (IBAT) in1998. From 1999 to 2002 IBAT offered BBA course of National University (NU) and MBA and EMBA courses of Canadian School of Management (CSM) as its study center at Dhaka. Owing to the commitment in providing quality education IBAT established a reputation and was able to obtain support from the alumni to set up NUB. By the grace of Almighty, final approval of University Grants Commission of Bangladesh and Ministry of Education was obtained on 17 October 2002. Thus NUB has started its journey to materialize its vision and mission. NUB is a project of IBAT Trust. The Trust has Northern University Laboratory School, Northern College Bangladesh (NCB) and IBATS other sister educational institutions. The aim of IBAT Trust is to offer "Quality education at an affordable cost".
Vision of NUB is to take part in the collective efforts to improve lives of the people in the region by offering opportunities to obtain knowledge and skills essential for better living in the new century. It's vision in brief 'Think globally and act locally'.
Mission of NUB is to offer such programs of study and related functions as will be directly linked to socio-economic empowerment of the people of the country. It will also conduct educational, research and developmental programs of higher quality at affordable cost.
ACCREDITATION & COLLABORATION:
Northern University Bangladesh has been accredited by the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, and its curricula as well as programs have been approved by the UGC. The President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh is the Chancellor of NUB. The Vice-Chancellor, Pro Vice-Chancellor and the Treasurer are appointed by the President of the country.
NUB has been trying to enter into collaboration with some leading universities in the USA, UK, Australia and Canada. It also has a formal collaboration with the following institutions:
(1) PIL Program, Microsoft
(2) BCSA Academy, Shahbag, Dhaka
(3) BIAM Foundation, Eskaton, Dhaka
(6) Nottingham Trent University, UK
(7) International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
(8) Chiang Mai University, Thailand
(9) Tribhuvan University, Nepal