On June 20, 2017, Prof. Dr. M. Wahiduzzaman, Vice-Chancellor, and entourage from Noakhali Science and Technology University (NSTU) visited Graduate School of Biosphere Science (GSBS). GSBS Dean Prof. Yukinori Yoshimura and Prof. Tamiji Yamamoto received the delegation and explored academic linkage possibilities between the two institutions.
The NSTU is a young university located in southeastern Bangladesh established in 2001 and which opened its gates five years later. Its Faculty of Science boasts of many relevant academic fields such as fisheries and marine science, applied chemistry and chemical engineering, microbiology, environmental science and disaster management, food technology and nutrition science, biotechnology and genetic engineering, among many research areas.
The GSBS has an existing MOA with the Bangladesh Agricultural University in Mymensingh, its first sister university in Bangladesh. NSTU will hopefully become our second sister university in Bangladesh to further promote technical cooperation and exchanges between Japan and Bangladesh. To recall, Hiroshima University is currently home for about 40 students from Bangladesh who are pursuing graduate education in various fields including Biosphere Science.