UGC to organise conference on 4th industrial revolution from Dec 10

Published : 07 Dec 2021 10:13 PM | Updated : 08 Dec 2021 03:56 PM

A two-day international conference on 4th industrial revolution titled 'Fourth Industrial Revolution and Beyond' will begin on December 10 at Bangabandhu Interna­tional Conference centre in the city.

Marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and golden jubilee of the country, the University Grants Commission (UGC) is organising the conference.

President M Abdul Hamid is expected to address the inaugural ceremony virtually as the chief guest while Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to address the closing ceremony virtually on December 11. 

The information was revealed at a press conference held today at UGC auditorium, with UGC Chairman Prof. Dr. Kazi Shahidullah in the chair, said a press release. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni, Deputy Minister for Education Mahbibul Hasan Chowdhury and Secretary of the Department of Secondary and Higher Education Md. Mahbub Hossain will address the program as the guests of honor, with UGC Chairman Prof. Dr. Kazi Shahidullah in the chair. Three Nobel laureates-Oliver Hart, Konstantin Novoselov, Takaaki Kajita- along with researchers, academicians and technologists including seven world class scientists will take part in the  conference. 

A total of 06 keynote papers will be presented at the conference while 100 research papers will be presented in 21 technical sessions.

Multiple trilateral agreements will be signed among different industries, UGC and universities to conduct joint collaborative activities. 

A network of communication between national and international level academics and researchers would be created through this conference, UGC Chairman Kazi Shahidullah said, adding "At the same time, a bridge of cooperation will be built between the industrial and commercial institutions and the institutions of higher education".

Besides, 'Mujib Centennial Idea Competition-2021' and "Mujib Borsho Art Exhibition-2021" will also be organized to spread the local innovations worldwide.