Syed Saad Andaleeb

Dr Syed Saad Andaleeb is distinguished professor emeritus at Pennsylvania State University in the US, former faculty member of the IBA, Dhaka University, and former vice-chancellor of Brac University.

Is more research funding the answer?

An enduring buzz in academia is that it requires political connections to advance in one’s career. This is a fundamental concern.

1w ago

Chhayanaut at 60: In remembrance

I am profoundly grateful to the institution which helped me evolve both as a music lover and as a human being.

3m ago

The need for a clear research agenda

It goes beyond providing research funding and serves as a guiding framework, enabling the institutions to align research goals with broader national and global priorities.

6m ago

Why students are unsatisfied with Bangladeshi higher education

Does student satisfaction matter?

9m ago

A call for leadership training

Teaching-learning is tethered sadly to lectures and rote learning where students engage in little analysis, synthesis or application.

10m ago

Dhaka University’s research predicament

Lack of understanding of how to nurture research in our universities is not only disquieting, it portends serious difficulties for the growth of our higher education system.

12m ago

What’s in a girls’ toilet at a rural school?

There was a likelihood of infection if the rags were not clean. Now, they get a pad free of cost from the school.

1y ago

What makes a great university?

A great university inspires and prepares students for a rich and fulfilling experience in a changing and challenging world.

1y ago
April 12, 2023
April 12, 2023

Counselling: An urgent need for university students

The kind of indifference and apathy with which mental health is treated is appalling and poses a great threat to the future of our students.

April 8, 2023
April 8, 2023

What is a great curriculum?

A great curriculum enables a society to pursue its needs and aspirations.

April 5, 2023
April 5, 2023

Pessimism, indecisiveness: A worrisome state of university students

Fear of failure and negative thoughts affect a student’s life, academics, and career prospects immensely.

March 31, 2023
March 31, 2023

What makes great research?

Research cannot flourish in an environment where critical enquiry is severely discouraged.

March 29, 2023
March 29, 2023

University students’ struggle with concentration and self-worth

A recent survey explores the barely traversed topic of depression among university students in Bangladesh.

March 21, 2023
March 21, 2023

A journey into students’ mental health

Many students are in a state of relentless self-criticism, haunted by poor grades and past failures.

March 11, 2023
March 11, 2023

Deciphering the student-learner

What makes a good student? A definitive answer to this question is difficult.

March 3, 2023
March 3, 2023

What makes a good teacher in the 21st century?

Today, the question of being a 'good teacher' generates a new vernacular.

January 14, 2023
January 14, 2023

Will our universities survive in 25 years?

Finding the “quality” in quality education continues to be elusive in Bangladesh

September 24, 2022
September 24, 2022

‘Higher education is slave-generating’

It is time to hold the education industry accountable.

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