Turkish support sought to make DU campus green, clean


Dhaka University (DU) sought help and support from Turkey for development and modernisation of DU Energy Institute and generating renewable energy to make DU campus green and clean under DU Masterplan.

Vice-Chancellor of the university Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman raised the issue and sought support from Turkey. Turkish Ambassador in Bangladesh Mustafa Osman Turan called on Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman at the latter’s office of the university on Wednesday. 

DU Treasurer Prof Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed, Coordinator of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency Dr Ismail Gundogdu, DU Proctor Prof Dr AKM Golam Rabbani and DU PR Director Mahmood Alam were present on this occasion.  During the meeting they discussed matters of mutual interest and exchanged views regarding expansion of ongoing joint collaborative academic and research activities among Dhaka University and the universities of Turkey. 

They also held fruitful discussion about the possibilities of exchange of faculties, researchers and students among DU and Turkish universities. In this regard they laid emphasize on signing MoUs among DU and leading universities of Turkey.

Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman apprised the Ambassador of brief history of Dhaka University and its academic and research activities. He said, Bangladesh and Turkey are two friendly countries and have been enjoying historical, social and cultural relations for long time. 

He sought cooperation from the Ambassador for providing a Visiting Professor from Turkey to teach Turkish Language courses at the Institute of Modern Languages of DU. At the time, he raised the issue of development and modernization of DU Energy Institute and generating renewable energy.

Turkish Ambassador Mustafa Osman Turan assured DU VC of providing all possible cooperation. “We have historical ties with Asia especially Bangladesh. We want to enhance our collaborations with Dhaka University. Besides ongoing collaborations, we are interested to extend more support to new areas of academic and research programs of Dhaka University,” said the Turkish Ambassador.

DU VC Prof Dr Md. Akhtaruzzaman thanked the Turkish Ambassador for his visit to and keen interest in strengthening academic and research cooperation with Dhaka University.