The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) College, Bangladesh has celebrated the graduation ceremony of its very first batch on 11 November 2023
This marks the beginning of a new era, as Bangladeshi students formally receive certificates for international degree programs while in Bangladesh. The event was held at the Central Auditorium of Premier University Chittagong (PUC).
This was a landmark event where students received their awards at a prestigious event that was attended by dignitaries from Bangladesh and Australia. The graduates and their families were delighted with the occasion and now look forward to commencing their 2nd year of university in Australia. It was a wonderful recognition of achievement for all.
The special guests to attend this outstanding ceremony were Professor Dr. Carl Rhodes, Dean, UTS Business School; Peter Murray, Head, International Student Recruitment, UTS; Professor Dr. Anupam Sen, Vice Chancellor, PUC; Professor Dr. Kazi Shamim Sultana, Pro Vice Chancellor, PUC; Professor Dr. Taufique Sayeed, Treasurer, Co-Ordinator UTS Program, PUC; Naquib Khan, Country Head and Ambassador, UTS Program in Bangladesh; Mostafizur Rahman, Director, Austrade, Dhaka, among the distinguished faculty and other respected officials, guests, and students.
The program commenced with the welcoming words of Vice Chancellor, PUC, Professor Dr. Anupam Sen, followed by the inaugural address by Professor Dr. Carl Rhodes, Dean, UTS Business School, and Peter Murray, Head, International Student Recruitment, UTS.
The ceremony was graced by the words of the chief guest Professor Dr. Carl Rhodes.
” Congratulations on this achievement. Convocation is a pivotal event, that highlights hard work and student achievements. The strong collaboration between UTS and Premier University, resulting in high global rankings, fills us with pride.”, said the Dean, of UTS Business School.
” UTS, a leading local public university in Australia, actively collaborates with the industry, ensuring 80% of our students intern with top companies. We emphasize creativity, innovation, and socially responsible business practices. We look forward to you all joining us in Sydney for a program that equips you for a successful business career. Congratulations again! “, he added.
Peter Murray, Head, International Student Recruitment, UTS, also congratulated the new graduates. He remarked, “Congratulations to everyone, being a witness to their graduation is an honor for me. UTS, Australia is a top local university globally. It offers many attractive opportunities for our new graduates. As a parent, I also want my children to receive an excellent education that UTS can provide. I have been part of the education industry for 20 years, and I have seen many hardworking Bangladeshis. I assure that students coming from here to Australia will be well taken care of. Thank you for being here. I want to say, enjoy this event, a formal occasion that everyone should still enjoy your important moment. Thanks again to everyone, and please take care.”.
Vice Chancellor, PUC, Professor Dr. Anupam Sen, shared, ” I express my gratitude and thanks to my colleagues who participated in this event. I congratulate those who have become graduates and received certificates in business and information technology. UTS, Australia is one of the largest universities globally, as Dr. Carl mentioned. Students will accept this opportunity and make full use of it. Congratulations to everyone again. Thank you.”
Abdallah Mohammed Omar Faruk, one of the graduates attending the event, fondly recalled his time at UTS, Bangladesh, stating, “This institution helped me build my confidence. I met wonderful people and was surrounded by helpful faculty members.”
The event concluded with the students joyfully throwing their mortarboards into the air, capturing a perfect moment of celebration.
This is the first of many future convocations for UTS students in Bangladesh as the success of the program for all concerned will ensure there are many more as students take advantage of this unique study opportunity in Bangladesh.