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June 2021

KANS Scientific Competition

May 2021

Stories of the Pandemic: International Collective

On behalf of our honorable Vice Chancellor, Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna, the American International University - Bangladesh invites your esteemed institutions to participate in the "Stories of Pandemic", a virtual international collective showcase of incredible stories from around the globe amidst this pandemic, organized by AIUB.

In the hope of bringing together the everyday triumphs and struggles of young adults from around the world in these uncertain and difficult times, AIUB cordially invites all its collaborative partners to nominate students (individuals/groups) of their respective institutions to register and submit up to 3 stories of their experiences in the pandemic, using any creative format (write-ups, recitals, music, films, art, photos, etc.).  Interested Institutions must nominate and have their students complete the registration by the 29th of May 2021, as a confirmation of participation. All stories must then be prepared and submitted by the 14th of June 2021, after which the main event will showcase the awe-inspiring stories on the 26th of June 2021, from 3:00-6:00 PM (Bangladesh Standard Time), on Zoom.

The digital poster is below and the program brief linked here provides all the details regarding the event for your kind reference and convenience. Detailed submission guidelines will be provided after the confirmation of participation. As our valued collaborative partner, we look forward to having your esteemed institutions participate in the event and join us to share these personal experiences of students 'resonating beyond the horizon'! Your presence will undoubtedly enrich the program even further - after all, even if we are socially distanced, we can certainly remain culturally engaged.

April 2021

Daffodil International University Achieves 1st Ranking Among Bangaldeshi Universities


Dear Partner (s),

As per Times Higher Education  (THE) Impact Ranking result 2021 released on 21 April, Daffodil International University has ranked  1st  among Bangladeshi

Universities and obtained a prestigious position in the range of 301 to 400 among 1115 universities worldwide.

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We have our sincere appreciation toward our Partners Universities, Member Associations, and Collaborators for their continuous support and consistent

recognition for bringing this achievement all along. All your acknowledgments have been playing a continuous role with effectiveness over time, and we are

content to share the bonding to move with the same belief in mind to contribute to Global Education, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Employability.

We are hopeful for effective cooperation in the future through our global networking platforms, and let's reap the strength of togetherness.

February 2021

Folklore 2021 - Symphony of the World, Feburary 15, 2021

The Vice Chancellor, Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna of the American International University - Bangladesh (AIUB) is excited to share with you over 30 incredible student performances from 16 esteemed institutions of 9 different countries across the globe!

So, please join us on the 21st of February 2021 (Sunday), from 2PM (BST) onwards, on Zoom, and enjoy amazing songs and dances that exhibit the unique folk and culture of our talented participants.

Philippines Thailand India Mexico-Baja
Malaysia Lithuania Georgia Sri Lanka Canada
4:00 PM 3:00 PM 1:30 PM 12:00 AM 4:00 PM 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:30 PM 4:00 AM

* Time Zones for Participating Countries

We look forward to welcoming you to the program showcase that 'resonates through the lockdown', commemorating the International Mother Language Day and celebrating diversity that unites!

If you have any additional queries, please feel free to contact Asst. Prof. Shama Islam via email:, or phone: +88 02 8414046-9, +88 02 8414050, +88 02 8412255 [Ext. 140].

5th Allied Health Sciences International Symposium on Zoom, February 19, 2021

Daegu Health College, South Korea is hosting the first online Allied Health Sciences Symposium with the theme Healthcare Challenges in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Risk and Opportunity for Allied Health Sciences. President Prof. Sung-hee Nam has invited faculty colleagues and students to attend the Zoom event free of charge. Details are available here.

University of Tehran (UT) and Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) International Festival 2021

University of Tehran (UT) and Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) International Festival will be held at 8:00-10:30 (Tehran Time) on the 13th of February 2021 virtually.

This festival will host international students, professors and local and foreign dignitaries online.

The purpose of the festival is to celebrate the presence of international students and professors in both universities as the guests of I.R. of Iran and to acknowledge the achievements of local and foreign students, faculty members and scholars in international scene within the framework of Internationalization strategic objective. 

In this festival, various cultural and artistic programs will be performed virtually and a great number of local and foreign officials including foreign ambassadors to Iran will join the event. The link for the online broadcast of the program is as follows:


ID 987 2115 4541   Passcode: TUMS&UT

January 2021

2-Day International Webinar: "Higher Education in the New Normal"

Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna, AUAP Advisory Council and Vice Chancellor of American International University of Bangladesh (AIUB) is pleased to invite AUAP esteemed institution, to participate in the 2-day International Webinar on "Higher Education in the New Normal", organized by AIUB and Mykolas  Romeris University (MRU), Lithuania, supported by the UN Academic Impact (UNAI) and the International Association of Universities (IAU). 

In celebration of the UNAI-10 and IAU-70, the program will address issues and challenges of HEIs amidst the pandemic. As we continue to rethink our approach, strategies, and methodologies of higher education, accessibility, technological gaps, as well as the reach and scope are still prevalent concerns in many countries around the world. So, the webinar aims to bring together stakeholders of HEIs to evaluate the current scenario, exchange best case practices and benchmarks that will enable us to draw guidelines for the future in the post-pandemic. The webinar is scheduled to be held virtually using the Zoom Application, in two separate panel discussions on the 14th and 15th of January 2021. As one of its integral collaborative partners, they would be honored if you, and other interested representatives of your esteemed institution, would share your valuable time with us on the occasion, as your presence will undoubtedly enrich the program even further. Even if we are socially distanced, we can certainly remain intellectually engaged.



Date: 14-15 January 2021

Time: 11 AM – 12.30 PM (EET)/ 3 PM – 4.30 PM (BST)

Program: Download here

Platform: Zoom Application

Register Online:

Connect to Zoom directly: See poster below and download a PDF version to use the clickable links

Watch on Facebook Live:

November 2020

Daffodil International University in QS Asia Rankings 2021

We are thankful to YOU for the achievement
Daffodil International University in QS Asia Rankings-2021

Daffodil International University (DIU), Bangladesh has achieved a prestigious position in QS Asia University Rankings-2021, released on 25 November 2020. Based on the outstanding performance and initiatives, QS has recognized Daffodil International University as one of the top 450 universities in Asia. DIU has achieved 4th position among private universities in Bangladesh. 

In terms of Employer reputation, DIU has been ranked 144th in the region among more than 650 universities. In the 2021 edition, Daffodil International University performed among the top 60% in the QS World University Rankings (Asia) as a young university (established in 2002). This is not only a great achievement for Daffodil International University but for the country as well.

Besides, Daffodil International University was ranked within the top 400 global universities by the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings-2020. DIU also achieved the top-ranked university status in Bangladesh and 150th globally by the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings-2019. It is significant to note that Daffodil International University has been achieving global and regional recognition and attention of both local and international students in terms of its quality of education, quality of research (publications and citations), graduates’ employment, world-class teaching-learning environment, etc. 

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So, we express our heartfelt thanks and graduate to all the international partner universities and member associations from all around the world for continuous best support, exchanges, and contribution to achieving the educational excellence for which the ranking position is awarded.


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November 2020

Ubaya-BUiLD Webinar #1: Leading a University during and in the Aftermath of a Disaster - Insights from Indonesia and the UK

AUAP members (particularly faculty members) are invited to join the University of Surabaya's webinar session on Disaster Management via zoom on 15 October 2020, 15.00-16:30 Western Indonesian time.

Speakers are Dr. Dominic Page (Head of the Business School, University of Gloucestershire, UK), Prof. Joniarto Parung (Professor in Supply Chain Management, Universitas Surabaya, Indonesia) and Wiryono Raharjo PhD (Vice Rector for Partnership and Entrepreneurship, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Indonesia). 


September 2020

Daffodil International University e-talk: Role of Academia Making Student Life-Ready



Daffodil International University, Bangladesh hosts e-talk on 'Role of Academia making Student life-Ready'

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A virtual talk show titled "Role of Academia making Student life-Ready" was hosted by Daffodil International University in collaboration with the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS) & Association of the Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP) on September 22, 2020. The program was simultaneously LIVE from the university's Facebook page and Campus TV.

Professor Alberto Zucconi, Chairman of the Board, World Academy of Art and Science; Dr. Pornchai Mongkhonvanit, President, SIAM University, Thailand; Dr. Andy Pusca, Rector, Danubius University of Galati, Romania; M. Chandrasekaran, Senior Project Manager, Social Science Research, The Mother's Service Society, India and Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Founder & Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University were the resource persons of the e-talk show.

Dr. Md. Sabur Khan said that one of the core responsibilities of educational institutions is to prepare students for the future.Due to technological changes the ways people interact, socialize, and work are shifting rapidly. The current corona crisis brings extensive change to our life and job. It makes us believe that we should rethink the role of academia in the face of new normal. Besides making tech-ready & job- ready educational institutions must put effort to make students life-ready, he added. He also stressed that Educational institutions must create a culture that ensures their students are healthy and safe (both physically and emotionally), engaged, supported, and challenged so that they can develop essential life skills to cope up with unforeseen situations & changes.

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Professor Alberto Zucconi said, the university is an open space where students can discover and develop their skills. The teachers help them in this work. As a result, the future life of a student is formed by the combination of students and teachers. He added that the job of the university is to prepare the students for the future life. It is very important that the main responsibility of the university is to see if the students are able to make their life by developing their skills.

Dr. Pornchai Mongkhonvanit said that the world of the 21st century has completely changed. We need to prepare students to adapt to this changing world. The role of the university is not only to teach books, but also to impart knowledge that is useful in real life.

Mentioning the experience of his organization, Dr. Andy Pusca said, “We’ve been teaching through online at our institution for about ten years. So in this pandemic situation our students did not face any problem taking online class. This is how we prepare our students for the future. We think it is the job of the university to prepare students for the future.

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Abstract: In this society, we all have a general idea about academia being  related to working life which ultimately shapes our future. But in reality academia in society is considered to be similar to the role of positive emotions in people. It enhances a positive mindset amongst people which promotes development of your personal skills. In this pandemic situation the world is facing a growing economic crisis. It will haunt us for years if we don't enhance the repertoire of possible actions of a system and integrate these possibilities in a comprehensible way.

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July 2020

The Faculty of World Studies at the University of Tehran presents The World in Transition: Associate Professor Mohammad Javad Zarif (PhD)

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Daffodil International University Starts Virtual ISBSP-2020 with Extensive Global Presence

DIU Starts Virtual ISBSP-2020 with Extensive Global Presence

DIU is hosting Virtual ISBSP=2020

With the motto "New Minds for New World" Daffodil International University, Bangladesh is hosting the 4th edition of the Virtual International Social Business Summer Program (ISBSP) 2020 in collaboration with Yunus Centre which has started on 20th July and will continue till 25th July. 100+ participants from 45 universities & 24 countries across Asia, Europe & Africa have joined this year's Virtual ISBSP-2020 to exclusively learn and develop social business plans those may help to overcome the post-COVID-19 challenges.

At the Opening Ceremony of the program, Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Founder and Chairman, DIU, Ms. Lamiya Morshed, Executive Director, Yunus Centre joined to welcome global participants. Being the active partners of DIU and ISBSP-2020, Professor Dr. Ricardo P. Pama, Secretary-General, Association of the Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP) and Dr. Pinar Elbasan, General Coordinator, Eurasian Universities Union (EURAS) delivered their greetings toward the global participants of Virtual ISBSP-2020. Some of the other partners are YouThink Centre, Asia Technological University Network (ATU - Net), YSBC, National Central University Taiwan, YSBC of DIU & Social Business Students Forum (SBSF).



45 Participating Universities 

-* Airlangga University, Indonesia
* Al Qalam university katsina, Nigeria
* Albukhary International University, Malaysia
-* Bukidnon State University, Philippines
* Canadian Trillinium School, Bangladesh
* Daffodil International University, Bangladesh
-* De La Salle University, Philippines
* Dongseo University, South Korea
* Hoa Sen University, Vietnam
* Holland College, Canada
* Imperial College London, United Kingdom
* Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey
* Krida Wacana Christian University, Indonesia
* Petra Christian University, Indonesia
* National Central University, Taiwan
* Tamkang University, Taiwan

-* San Pedro College, Philippines
-* Sharif University of Technology, Iran
* Siberian Federal University, Russia
* Sultan Agung Islamic University, Indonesia
-* Tarlac State University, Philippines
-* The University of Queensland, Australia
* Toyo University, Japan
* Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia
* University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
* University of Ubudiyah, Indonesia
* Windesheim University of Applied Science, The Netherlands
* Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
* Japan University of Economics, Japan
* University of Toronto, Canada

-* Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
-* Panpacific University, Philippines
* Padjadjaran University, Indonesia
* Presidency College of Management Sciences, Nepal
* Purbanchal University, Nepal
-* EMPI Business School, India
* University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
* Al-Quds University, Palestine
* Wenzhou-Kean University, China
* The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
* Zhejiang University, China
* Tsinghua University, China
* Huanggang Normal College, China
* School of Visual Arts, China
* The London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom


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February 2020

Daffodil International University Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship (DIUJBE)

The Daffodil International University Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship (DIUJBE), ISSN 2664-3413 (PRINT), 2664-3421 (ONLINE) Vol. 13, No. 1, 2020, is going to be published shortly. DIUJBE is a multidisciplinary academic journal aimed at the faculty members, research students, managers and research and policy-making community from Bangladesh and overseas. We welcome academic writings that would enhance our understanding of the world of business, recognizing that the business world is an interactive arena for different disciplines. DIUJBE is committed to publishing high quality original works from academicians, business specialists and economists; and solicits original high quality paper(s) from them. We invite papers on broad areas of Business, Economics, Marketing, Management, Finance, Banking, Human Resource Management, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, and Real Estate etc. We also invite case studies and book reviews, notes/comments on relevant field. DIUJBE also publishes papers on world business and economic issues which are of interest to local and international policy makers.

Please visit the website, register and submit your article at

(If you face any problem, you can send the paper to this email

Last date of submission of article: 31 March, 2020.

Further information is available here.

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IIE Around the World | Study Abroad | International
Upcoming Events | In the News

IIE Around the World


IIE Launches Special Emergency Student Fund Effort to Respond to Crises

Nomination Deadline: February 19, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

IIE's Emergency Student Fund is expanding its efforts to support international students currently studying at colleges and universities in the United States who have been affected by recent crises. IIE has a long history of providing emergency assistance to students and the Emergency Student Fund was established to provide financial support to students who are at risk of dropping out of their studies due to natural disaster, armed conflict, or political strife in their home countries.
The Emergency Student Fund supports students whose ability to continue their studies in the current academic year is affected by particular crises and natural disasters. We are requesting applications from accredited U.S. institutions for students from:
  • Australia: Students from the states of New South Wales and Victoria whose ability to pay for their education in the United States is affected by the brushfires in those states in December and January.
  • China: Students from Hubei Province whose ability to pay for their education in the United States is affected by the outbreak of coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Students from other parts of China with demonstrable needs related to this coronavirus outbreak may also be considered.
  • Philippines: Students from Luzon whose ability to pay for their education in the United States is affected by volcanic activity from Taal Volcano.
  • Turkey: Students from Elazig and Malatya provinces whose ability to pay for their education in the United States is affected by the earthquake that struck near Sivrice on January 24.
Additional countries and regions may be added to this call for nominations as circumstances dictate.
This effort will provide one-time grants of $2,000 - $5,000 to selected students whose ability to pay for their spring 2020 semester in the United States is in jeopardy due to serious financial difficulties related to these crises. Funds can be used to cover tuition, room and board, books, and related costs, but should not be used to support families in home countries or for travel.
Students must be nominated by their U.S. college or university for this opportunity and cannot apply on their own behalf. Accredited U.S. campuses are invited to nominate up to 10 students in total for whom help is needed to complete the spring 2020 semester. Nominating institutions are expected to provide additional emergency assistance to nominated students.

For more information, see our website or contact
Nomination Process & Eligibility

Study Abroad


Thomas Jefferson Fund 2020 Proposal Open

Created by the Embassy of France in the United States and the FACE foundation, the Thomas Jefferson Fund  supports cooperation among the most promising early-career researchers in France and the United States and fosters forward-looking collaborative research that addresses the most pressing global challenges. The Thomas Jefferson Fund aims to encourage innovative research of the highest quality and new collaborations, and especially seeks to support projects involving young researchers.

Who Can Apply?
The Fund considers projects jointly submitted by two scientists at the beginning of their careers, including notably:
  • On the American side, researchers at the post-doctorate level, assistant or associate professors at a university in the United States are eligible.
  • On the French side, researchers at the post-doctorate level, maîtres de conferences and chargés de recherche at a French institution of higher education and research are eligible.
  • Given individual career paths, other statuses can be considered as long as the researchers are still at the beginning of their career
Projects that include significant transatlantic mobility, collaborative research activities, the organization of joint workshops or conferences, the publication of joint articles will receive the highest priority.
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Scholarships for Incoming Researchers in Poland

Proposal Deadline: April 15, 2020

Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) is pleased to announce the second edition of the programme for post-doctoral incoming researchers: The Ulam Programme. They invite you to be a part of this unique and valuable experience which will help you to develop your career by intensifying international mobility as well as will allow you to establish scientific cooperation with excellent host institutions in Poland.
The Ulam Programme will allow both recognised and promising scientists with at least the doctoral degree, to visit Poland in order to strengthen the scientific potential of Polish entities and to participate in their scientific activities, primarily research projects and didactics. The programme invites scientists from all around the world representing all fields of science to the Polish institutions of science and higher education.

Visits within the Ulam Programme can last from 6 to 24 months. The Programme provides financing for a scholarship covering both the Beneficiary's allowance costs in relation to their stay at a host institution, in an amount of approx. 2400 EUR a month and a mobility allowance.
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Upcoming Events


Registration Closing Soon: Washington International Education Conference

IIE members are cordially invited to register for the 18th Washington International Education Conference taking place on February 19th-21st, 2020 at the Mayflower Hotel and at Embassies throughout Washington.  The Conference features presentations and networking opportunities with Education and Cultural Attaches from Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Spain and others. Industry experts from IIE, Barton Carlyle, Sunrise International Education, IREX and SANNAM S4 will provide the latest information on international student markets. For the Conference Program and registration please consult the conference website.

In the News

US: IIE reveals Andrew Heiskell Award winners – The PIE News
International student flows extend fallout from coronavirus outbreak – University World News
Universities Step Up To Recruit, Retain International Students – Business West
Indian students always welcome in the US: US official – Economic Times

January 2020

Call for Abstracts: New and Sustainable Insights in Medical, Engineering, Law and Entrepreneurship Sciences: Al-Hawash Private University

Al-Hawash Private University, Homs, Syria, has announced the call for papers for its New and Sustainable Insights in Medical, Engineering, Law and Entrepreneurship Sciences conference to be held 2-4 April 2020. Click here for the full brochure, here for the invitation, and here for the form for participants.

January 2020

SUT Celebrates Chinese New Year 2020

The Center for International Affairs at Suranaree University of Technology (SUT), Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, hosted a celebration for Chinese New Year 2020 for Chinese students in Academic Building 2, Learning Space@C2. The event atmosphere brought joy and happiness to Chinese students who were not able to be with their families in China on this special occasion.

December 2019

Congratulations Professor Eskandari

Dr. Prof. Li Chenyang, Vice President of Yunnan University, the Belt and Road Initiative Institute, the People's Republic of China, has appointed Abdolmajid Eskandari, Director General, Office of International Relations, University of Tehran, I.R. of Iran to be an Overseas Research Fellow, based on the assessment of his outstanding achievements on the Belt and Road Initiatives, culture and language, and his continuous efforts to strengthen the academic ties between China and Iran.

November 2019

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