The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) recently collaborated with the Foundation for Learning Teaching and Research (fLTR) to organize a research methodology training workshop called “Fundamentals of Research: From Pedagogy to Practice”. Eighteen aspiring academics from different public and private universities attended the workshop held at ULAB. The workshop held in two phases (11-13 April) and (19-20 April). The lead facilitators of the workshop were Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb-Former Vice Chancellor of BRAC University and the Vice Chairperson of fLTR, Professor Dr. Md. Golam Samdani Fakir-Vice Chancellor, the Green University of Bangladesh, Dr. Farhat Anwar-Professor and director of IBA, Education Specialist Mohammad Tareque Rahman-Director of CETL, ULAB.
The closing ceremony of the workshop, hosted by ULAB, was chaired by National Professor Jamilur Reza Choudhury on 20 April 2019. The chief guest Dr. Manzoor Ahmed, Professor Emeritus, BRAC University, and special guests were Dr. Iftekharuzzaman, Executive Director, TIB; Dr. Fahmida Khatun, Executive Director, CPD; and Dr. H.M. Jahirul Haque Vice Chancellor, ULAB. All the speakers stressed the importance of building research capacity in Bangladesh. They emphasized the need to allocate a larger proportion (at least 6%) of GDP, in different stages of education along with making research integral to teaching.