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DHAKA, Aug 15, 2015 (BSS) - Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique today said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was complete human being as he possessed all well qualities mentioned in the dictionary. 

"The honest, liberal and bold leader never feared of death or going to prison or any repression when he fought for development of the fortune of general people. He stayed in the residence in the dark night of March 25, 1971. He was firm even before the bullets of killers," he said.

"Bangabandhu performed politics with aristocracy in his entire life and he embraced the martyrdom amid this aristocracy," the vice-chancellor told a discussion marking the National Mourning Day and 40th martyrdom anniversary of Bangabandhu at Teacher-Student Centre on the university campus.

Professor Arefin said the then German Chancellor characterised the Bangalees as nation of traitors after the assassination of Bangabandhu. 

He urged all to come forward to get relief from the stigma of traitorous nation and make an example as a grateful one. Paying rich tributes to the memories of Bangabandhu, Professor Arefin said Bangabandhu was supposed to come to Dhaka University on August 15, 1975. 

"He wanted to confer a special dignity to the university. But he could not come to the university as he was assassinated in the wee hours on that day," he added. 

Marking the day, the university authorities chalked out elaborate programmes which included keeping the national flag at half-mast and hoisting black flags at all buildings and dormitories, paying homage at the portrait of Bangabandhu at 'Bangabandhu Smriti Jadughar', discussion, screening documentaries and children-juvenile drawing competition.

After the discussion, a documentary styled 'Aradhya Bangabandhu' was screened. Later, he formally set up a portrait of Bangabandhu at the Dhaka University Journalists' Association (DUJA) office at the TSC. 

Earlier, an art competition for the children-juvenile titled 'Bangabandhu O Bangladesh' was held at the TSC cafeteria. 

Besides, doa mahphil was offered at mosques of different dormitories including central mosque after Zohr prayers and special prayer was offered at different Upashanalay on the campus. 

Association of National Martyr Intellectuals Family and Dhaka University Shaheed Paribar Samity of DU organised different programmes at its temporary office on the university campus.

DHAKA, May 11, 2015 (BSS) - German ambassador to Bangladesh Dr Thomas Prinz called on Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique at his office today. 

Marie Kretzschmar, DAAD Lecturer of the Department of German, Institute of Modern Languages of Dhaka University was present on the occasion.

During the meeting they discussed various aspects of bilateral issues in the fields of education, science and technologies, economics and international trades. 

They opined that through academic exchange programmes among DU and German universities students and researchers can be exposed of various educational and cultural experiences which would contribute to enhance their academic excellence. 

Thus, students would become global citizens to serve their home countries and other countries in a significant way. 

Prof Siddique thanked the German ambassador for his visit to Dhaka University. 

He said that Bangladesh considers Germany as an important partner in the fields of education, science and technology, economic growth and bilateral trades. 

He urged the ambassador to take necessary initiatives to make functioning of the Bangabandhu Chair which has been set up earlier at the Institute of South Asian Studies of Heidelberg University, Germany.

DHAKA, Jan 04, 2015 (BSS) - A six-week training programme on "Business Research Methodology" organized by the Bureau of Business Research (BBR) of the Faculty of Business Studies of Dhaka University (DU) began today at the faculty conference room.

Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique, inaugurated it as chief guest, said a press release.

Chairman of BBR Prof. Dr. Shafique Ahmed Siddique presided over the function while Pro-Vice Chancellor (Admin.) Prof. Dr. Shahid Akhtar Hossain, Treasurer Prof. Dr. Md. Kamaluddin and Dean of the Faculty of Business Studies Prof. Shibli Rubayat-ul-Islam addressed the function as special guests.

Programme Coordinator Prof. Dr. Abbas Ali Khan and BBR Director Prof. Dr. Belayet Hossain gave the welcome speech.

A total of 40 teachers, scholars from various public and private universities, colleges and NGO's including Dhaka University are taking part in it. 



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A 2011 report commissioned by Foreign Affairs and International Canada (DFAIT) indicated that in 2010, international students in Canada spent in excess of $7.7 billion on tuition, accommodation and discretionary spending (up from $6.5 billion in 2008). More than $6.9 billion of this revenue was generated by the 218,200 long-term international students in Canada. In addition, short-term (staying for less than six months) language students contributed $788 million to the Canadian economy. When accounting for additional tourism benefits from international students, the report finds that the expenditure resulting from international students in 2010 was $8.0 billion, which translates to 86,570 jobs and $455 million in government tax revenue.