It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Our Department has had a relatively long history and recognised tradition, since its establishment in 1947 as the first of its kind in South Asia, in imparting education on international relations as a separate discipline and playing a leading role in Bangladesh and internationally, in the fields of security, diplomacy, foreign policy, governance, international development, and multilateral cooperation.
We have created this website with the aim of keeping our students, faculties, alumni, friends and others abreast of the most recent developments in the department, by providing the most up-to-date information, news and reports. In addition, it seeks to convey a broad view of the instrumental role that the Department plays in supporting the academic and policy pursuits in connection with international relations, and in realizing the vision of transforming our Department into a leading school of knowledge and skills in the world.
We also seek to provide the website’s visitors with an in-depth view of the Department’s wide spectrum of objectives, activities and programmes, in addition to various reports and briefings on issues of national, regional and global concerns. We welcome your engagement with the Department because of the new ideas and experiences you bring. Your perspective helps us to expand our understanding of the issues facing the world.
I would like to welcome you once again to the website, which I hope you find interesting as well as beneficial. Please feel free to share with us any suggestions or ideas that may improve the quality of our website.
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of International Relations
University of Dhaka