IUB’S involvement in history-making movie: Laurels of Bengali Beauty

Bengali Beauty is the FIRST feature film from Bangladesh to have been selected for streaming by Amazon Prime. It is the ONLY Bangla language feature film to have been commercially screened in BOTH the United States and United Kingdom (in multiple theaters for TWO straight weeks) and the ONLY Bangla language feature film to have been commercially screened in CHINA (in over 700 screens, for SEVEN straight weeks). It is the highest grossing Bangla language feature film from anywhere. 8 IUBians were involved: FOUR acting with 2 Media faculties where our very own Dr. GM Shahidul Alam played the role [...]

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Study Tour-RAB HQ By GSG Students

A study tour was organized for the students of GSG 321 on 18 November 2019. GSG 321: International Terrorism and Counter Terrorism course has been designed to give a clear and comprehensive introduction to the complex issues surrounding terrorism with an analytical evaluation to achieve learning of following: learn the definition of terrorism; learn the context and origin of terrorism; understand the typology and theories of terrorism; comprehend counter-terrorism tactics; explore the different trajectories and pathways. Keeping the above-mentioned objectives and understanding, a study was conducted to know the Bangladeshi perspective on terrorism and counter-terrorism. A team of officials/experts from [...]

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Greta Green Global Day Observed at IUB

The ‘Greta Green Global Day’ was observed on October 24, 2019 at IUB’s own campus in Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka. The daylong event was organized by the Global Studies and Governance (GSG) Program of the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SLASS) at IUB. Focusing on environmental and development issues, GSG arranged different activities such as students’ speech contest, roundtable session on Bay of Bengal, and a colorful cultural show. During the speech competition, Charlotta Schlyter, Ambassador of Sweden was present as Special Guest. Renowned persons participated in the roundtable discussion with the topic, ‘Bay of Bengal’. Sidsel Bleken, Ambassador [...]

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Book Review: “South Asia in Global Power Rivalry – Inside-out Appraisals from Bangladesh” held at IUB

A book review session on the book titled, “South Asia in Global Power Rivalry – Inside-out Appraisals from Bangladesh” took place on September 30, 2019 at the IUB Library in Bashundhara R/A Dhaka. The book was edited by Professor Imtiaz Hussain, Head, Global Studies & Governance Program and Dean (Acting), School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences at IUB. Dr. Gowher Rizvi, International Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister attended the event as the Chief Guest, delivered his remarks and underscored various segments of the book for IUB students. On the occasion, Mr. Abul Hasan Chowdhury, Former State Minister For [...]

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IUB Korean Club members at the 30th International Youth Forum in South Korea

This week two IUB students namely Nushin Zinnia and Faizaa Fariya Hridi are taking part at the 30th International Youth Forum in Seoul, South Korea that will end on the 23rd of July 2019. They are there to represent IUB as well as Bangladesh. Both Nushin and Faiza attended the course ‘KRN 112: Korean Cinema and Society’ taught by Professor Zakir Hossain Raju. Prof. Raju established this unique course (only such course in South Asia) in 2015 and later he also founded IUB K-club in 2016 with the graduates of this course to explore the Korean culture in Bangladesh. [...]

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German Ambassador visits IUB

“Bangladesh’s exemplary progress needs to come to the attention of German people through people-to-people exchange”, said H.E. Peter Fahrenholtz, the Ambassador of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to Bangladesh. Mr. Fahrenholtz expressed his views on Bangladesh-Germany relationship during his visit to the Department of Media and Communication at IUB on May 29, 2019. The Ambassador also met Prof. Milan Pagon, Vice Chancellor (Acting) of IUB. Later, he undertook a guided tour to the Broadcast Journalism (TV) Lab and Audio-Visual Post Production Lab of the Department and took part in a friendly talk show at Broadcast Journalism [...]

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South Asian University Team from Delhi Visits Dept. of Media and Communication

Faculty members of the Department of Sociology of South Asian University, New Delhi have visited IUB on March 25. Vice president of the university Prof. Sasanka Perera, as well as Dr. Ravi Kumar and Dr. Dev Nath Pathak from the Dept of Sociology met Prof. Zakir Hossain Raju, Head of the Department of Media and Communication at IUB. They have visited the department and interacted with other faculty members of the department. They have discussed about the possibilities of research collaboration between two universities and expressed their interest to work together in future. They have also discussed on [...]

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STUDENTS TO REPRESENT IUB IN KOREA AT THE 29TH INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FORUM

Three students from the Department of Media and Communication have been selected to attend The 29th International Youth Forum to be held in Seoul and Goyang City, Republic of Korea. The event will take place from 17-23 August, 2018. Selected students for the event are Naila Binte Zakaria, Wasi Noor Azam and Shafrin Islam. Naila Binte Zakaria is a writer who works in Showcase Magazine and writes freelance for different other organizations. Wasi Noor Azam is a filmmaker who has already directed some remarkable short films and is soon going to direct his first feature length film. Shafrin [...]

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