BdREN to contribute to medical education and research: UGC Chairman
An effective academic network is absent in the field of medical education and research of the country. Bangladesh Research and Education Network (BdREN) will play an effective role for enhancement of knowledge and skills of the professionals concerned with medical education and research. Through BdREN, teachers and other professionals of medical colleges and universities will exchange their knowledge and skills in virtual system. Telemedicine, online course, training, meeting, seminar etc. will contribute to the development of the country’s medical and research sectors through BdREN, said UGC Chairman Professor Dr. Kazi Shahidullah.
He made the observation while speaking as the Chief Guest at a view exchange meeting between the representatives of different government medical colleges and research organizations at UGC Bhaban on 29 September 2019. Professor Dr. Md. Akhtar Hossain, Member, UGC and Vice-Chairperson, BdREN Trust presided over the ceremony. Md. Tawrit, Chief Executive Officer of BdREN delivered the address of welcome. Representatives from six medical colleges and six research organizations of the country were present. The meeting was organized for projecting the concept in detail about the apps and services of BdREN.
BdREN has so far provided high-speed internet connectivity to 64 higher educational institutions, research organizations and medical colleges of the country.
Professor Kazi Shahidullah, also Chairperson of BdREN Trust said that a remarkable development has taken place in medical education of the country. He stressed the need for effective use of BdREN to take the medical profession ahead. He further said BdREN will accelerate the pace and momentum of country’s higher education and research.
Professor Akhtar Hossain, in his presidential speech said that country’s medical colleges and research organizations could contribute to enhancement of knowledge and skills of the professionals concerned with medical education and research by using the virtual technology and digital library facilities provided by BdREN. This will help to have access to world pool of knowledge. Terming internet connectivity as highly important in today’s globalized world, he laid emphasis on expansion of BdREN activities to the country’s higher educational institutions.
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