Prof. Dr. M. Azizur Rahman
Vice Chancellor, Uttara University
Professor Dr. M. Azizur Rahman is a renowned academician and an eminent economist of national and international repute. He has completed his Bachelor of Science degree from the Department of Agricultural Economics of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) and obtained first class with first position. He has also completed Master of Science degree from the same department of BAU. He went to USA for his higher studies leading to PhD in Economics with the financial support of World Bank. He successfully completed his PhD in Economics from Vanderbilt University of USA in 1988. He has twenty-five years of teaching experience at the university level at home and abroad. Prof. Rahman worked as an Economic Adviser of the USAID of the US Embassy of Bangladesh from 1989 to 1997.
Dr. Rahman is the founder Vice-Chancellor of Uttara University. He has been appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of Uttara University thrice by the Chancellor of Uttara University and the President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The motto of Uttara University is quality education at affordable tuition. His contribution helped achieving an extensive development in higher education sector in Bangladesh. Uttara University helped thousands of poor and meritorious students coming from the middle and lower middle-class families by providing higher education at affordable cost. The essence of his ideas of the development of higher education is limited to the fact that he never compromises with the discipline and quality in education.
Prof. Rahman is also the author of few books of poetry namely The Essence of Life and Musings of the Soul published from USA, Footprints on the Sand and Elixir of Life published from UK, Rhythms of Reality from Canada, and Sandcastle by the Sea, Harmony of Thoughts and Aesthetic Aspiration from APPL, Bangladesh. Text Book named Governance: Global Problems and Prospects and Development Study on Socio Political Economy and Development Aspects of Bangladesh and Economic Thoughts on Development have been published from APPL, Bangladesh. Other three books in Bengali such as, Prekkhit: Unnoyon Orthoniti, Smritikotha and Tukro Tukro Smriti have also been published from different renowned publishers of Bangladesh. Many of his scholarly research articles on social, economic and human resource development have also been published in different national and international journals and newspapers. Dr. Rahman is the esteemed founder Chairman of numerous educational institutes in Bangladesh and Uttara University in particular.
Dr. Rahman is a renowned Freedom Fighter who risked his life during the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971. He is a lifetime member of Bangladesh Economic Association and Asiatic Society. He is a proud father of two meritorious sons and a loving husband of Prof. Dr. Eaysmin Ara Lekha, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Uttara University.