9 UK Universities Want To Establish Campuses In Bangladesh

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At least nine UK universities want to establish their campuses in Bangladesh with the aim of providing local students with global standard higher education, particularly in the fields of technology and management.

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Dickson said while talking to journalists at the UK High Commission February 17. This comes a day after the maiden UK-Bangladesh Trade Dialogue.

At the press meet, High Commissioner Robert Dickson said, ‘at least nine UK universities are keen to come to Bangladesh and open campuses. They can provide world class education, especially in technology and management, the areas that are most needed in the industries in Bangladesh.’

The High Commissioner also mentioned that they are yet to get any positive response from Bangladesh’s University Grants Commission to this end, adding local private universities have a strong position about foreign universities coming to Bangladesh.

Every year a large number of Bangladeshi students go abroad including to the UK for world class higher studies. If UK universities are allowed to open campuses here in Bangladesh, protection of brain drain could be possible alongside ensuring quality education received by local students, added the High Commissioner.

Earlier on February 16, the UK-Bangladesh trade dialogue held at the Ministry of Commerce at the Secretariat.

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