Bangladesh, a small riverine country with evergreen lands, is filled with enormous natural beauty. With the aim of making the Vision 2041 a reality, the country has achieved a major milestone with the inauguration of the ‘Padma Bridge’.

Focusing on the amazing development and progress of the country, this year’s Uniting Dreams Season 3 Staff Photography Contest’s theme is ‘Scenes From Bangladesh’ that will highlight the beauty of any corner of this country.

The competition started from August 1, 2022 and will end on September 15, 2022. A Panel of judges, consisting of renowned photographs and art critics, will be conducting the selection procedure.

What is the prize?

  1. Winner and the two runner ups will receive DSLR Cameras
  2. Best 13 photographs will receive special crest from the Chairman and Managing Director and their photos will be highlighted in the United Group yearly calendar 2023.
  3. All participants will receive recognition certificates from the Chairman and Managing Director.
  4. Most engaging team/business unit will receive dinner coupon worth BDT 50,000

On this Landmark occasion of UPGD, Chairman made a short deliberation on the journey of the Company this far.

Excerpts from the Chairman’s deliberation:

The One-Hundredth Board of Directors meeting of UPGDCL, lends itself a special place, in the momentous journey of the Company. I deem it, as an historic occasion for UPGDCL, and also for UNITED Group. This is indeed a landmark for the “Visionaries” of the Company also. This Board is a fine mix of those “Visionaries”, the “Forerunners”, the “Trend Setters”, and those, who are the “Torchbearers”, pursuing the ” Vision”, and charting new courses.

UPGD has its purpose-built journey, as an inheritor of Malancho Holdings Ltd. Since then, the Board, which we term as “The Driving Platform” for the company, charted its course, always strategically poised, and remained focused is delivering the results expected of them. Being a listed company, its always remained forthright, in shareholders’ value addition.

Today, UPGDCL ha’s been transformed in to a premier power hub of the country, in the private sector, encompassing 08 Power Plants having total installed capacity of 895 MW. Its Market Capitalization now exceeds USD 1.50 billion, which remains as ample testimony, to the credentials of the Board of Directors as a whole.

On this occasion, we express our Gratitude to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala for HIS guidance and Barakah showered on the Board, and seek His continual blessings to grant our efforts and endeavor.

All power plants of United Group celebrate World Environment Day through tree plantation and awareness programs across Bangladesh.

Congratulations UIU Mars Rover Team

UIU Mars Rover team from United International University has secured 13th place out of all 36 Finalists and 1st among the Asian teams in the prestigious University Rover Challenge (URC) 2022. The competition was organsed by the Mars Society and took place in the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in the southern Utah, USA. 36 teams from 10 different countries including USA, Poland, India, Bangladesh, Australia, Canada, Columbia, Egypt, Mexico and Turkiye compete in the grand final of the competition. During the three day final in 02-04 June, the teams performed four missions including science exploration, autonomous navigation, extreme terrain traversal and Equipment servicing mission to demonstrate the capabilities of their rover and operation skills. UIU Mars Rover successfully completed all four missions and represented the university along with the country with pride.

Official Score Link:

The UIU Mars Rover team from United International University (UIU) has been selected in the University Rover Challenge 2022 (URC 2022) organized by The Mars Society which is the most Prestigious Robotics competition for undergraduate students.

Among 99 Universities from all over the world, UIU scored an outstanding score of 90.92 out of 100 to be selected in the World Final. The Team will fight for glory in the World Final competing with the finest teams of the world at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), Utah, USA on 1-4 June 2022. The team was directly supervised by Akib Zaman, Lecturer from the Department of CSE, UIU.

The team will travel to MDRS with their developed Mars rover Prototype MAVEN and Mars aerial system prototype ICARUS to proudly represent the university and Bangladesh in the Upcoming World final of URC 2022. With the patronization of the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of UIU Prof. Dr. Chowdhury Mofizur Rahman and the inspiration from all the well-wishers the team is motivated to demonstrate their best efforts in the desert of Southern Utah.

Watch the announcement here:

Event details:

The competition will take place between June 1 to June 4.

We wish our students the best of luck.

The inauguration of first Brain Computer Interface (BCI) Research Lab in Bangladesh was held on December 12, 2021 (Sunday) at 5:30 P.M. at UIU Campus, United City, Madani Avenue, Dhaka.

Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP, Honorable State Minister of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was present as the Chief Guest in the inaugural ceremony. Mr. N M Zeaul Alam PAA, Senior secretary of ICT Division, Dr. Bikarna Kumar Ghosh, Managing Director, Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority, Mr. Moinuddin Hasan Rashid, Chairman & Managing Director, United Group were present as the Special Guests in the ceremony. Welcome speech delivered by Prof. Dr. M Rezwan Khan, Executive Director, Institute for Advanced Research, UIU. Prof. Dr. Chowdhury Mofizur Rahman, Vice-Chancellor of UIU presided over the inaugural ceremony.

The Chief Guest said that “It is a timely demand to establish a Brain Computer Interface (BCI) Research Lab for enhancing research capacity to build our strength and help to improve quality of life of people through 4IR technologies”. This Brain Computer Interface (BCI) Research Lab in Advanced Intelligent Multidisciplinary Systems Lab (AIMS Lab) at United International University was established with funding from the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority (BHTPA), ICT Division. This Lab will be playing a very effective role in enhancing the research and development capacity in the fields of Human Computer Interface, Brain Machine Interface, Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering in Bangladesh. This Lab ensures the opportunities for Neural Engineering research and its applications in Bangladesh.

The successful execution of research works in this lab will creates new knowledge and interventions for impacting human lives with opportunities for commercialization in Bangladesh for the first Time. Since 2015, Advanced Intelligent Multidisciplinary Systems Lab (AIMS Lab) at UIU was founded by Prof. Dr. Khondaker Abdullah Al Mamun and he is the Director of this lab. AIMS Lab has consistently maintained high standards of research and development, and making significant contribution from innovation to commercialization in Bangladesh. Recently, AIMS Lab achieved 4 Awards out of Top 10 in Mujib100 Idea Contest 2021 in the International Conference on 4th Industrial Revolution and Beyond (IC4IR) 2021, 10 & 11 Dec 2021, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The 4 projects are AI Customer Service: The Future Smart Customer Support for Better Customer Satisfaction, PVDoctor: Smartphone-based Virtual tool for Parkinson’s Disease Identification and Monitoring, DEEPDEPRESSION: Smart Diagnostic Tool for Early Identification of Depression Biomarkers, and iPower: An Intelligent Electricity Demand Forecast and Optimization Application. Faculty members, officials, academicians, medical specialists, government officials, researchers and other distinguished guests from various universities and institutions in Bangladesh were present in the inaugural ceremony.

Bangladesh Brand Forum (BBF) brought the first ever Bangladesh Retail Awards 2021 aimed towards recognizing the organizations and initiatives modernizing retail in the digital era. The coveted accolade honored the retailers who have best responded to changing consumer habits during unprecedented times by tailoring experiences, producing standout campaigns, and closing the gap between the physical and digital worlds. Bangladesh Retail Awards has honored the most deserving retail business and retailers in 16 distinct categories this year.

Chef’s Table Courtside won the Experiential Retailer of The Year Award 2021. 

The necessity of a recreational gathering place for family & friends is where the story of Chef’s Table began. Chef’s Table Courtside aims towards providing a great outdoor experience to the consumers with wide variety of hygienic & quality food items. Chef’s Table Courtside envisions to become a socially responsible entity that people can trust and will choose every time, when it comes to spending quality time with Family & Friends.

What sets Chef’s Table Courtside is our commitment to the nature and society. Recycling has been a major concern for us. Our main structure is made of recycled shipping containers. There are many exceptional and interesting toys for the kids, like – Pirate Ship, Horses, Aeroplane, Tyre Car etc., all of which are made of recycled woods & tires.

Chef’s Table Courtside is continuously working towards hosting and arranging various activities, which will be meaningful in terms of mental growth & development, especially for kids. Chef’s Table Courtside intends to become the ultimate family destination, where each & every member of the family will have meaningful engagements to ensure quality time.

Bangladesh Brand Forum (BBF) brought the first ever Bangladesh Retail Awards 2021 aimed towards recognizing the organizations and initiatives modernizing retail in the digital era. The coveted accolade honoured the retailers who have best responded to changing consumer habits during unprecedented times by tailoring experiences, producing standout campaigns, and closing the gap between the physical and digital worlds. Bangladesh Retail Awards has honored the most deserving retail business and retailers in 16 distinct categories this year.

UNIMART super shop won the Emerging Retail of The Year Award 2021. At Unimart our customers not only experience the widest variety of product and brand offerings but the ease and comfort with which they can shop is simply unparalleled. At Unimart we strive to ensure a quality experience.

The pandemic situation caused by the outbreak of COVID-19, has challenged the whole industry with unique problems. But Unimart took timely measures to tackle all the problems and kept the customers safe and assured. During the pandemic situation, Unimart worked with the aim of serving the nation through providing a safe place for shopping, being a responsible employer, and being a part of wider social causes. Ours is a continuous journey towards excellence and making lives around us better.

A Hearty Thank You to all our patrons for their continued support to help Unimart win the Emerging Retail of The Year Award 2021. We also thank the staff and management, who work tirelessly day and night to help bring the joy that our customers experience when they visit UNIMART. 

United College of Nursing (UCN) Basic B.Sc. Nursing 4th-year students’ Final examination under Dhaka University has been published. We are delighted to inform that the students have achieved outstanding results.

A total of 35 students from this batch have all passed and additionally, six of our students have ranked within the top 10 positions. Chronologically 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th position.

We are expressing our heartiest gratitude to almighty Allah SWT and at the same time expressing our deepest thanks to everybody who has given us constant support to make this success. Congratulations students!

Mr. Mohibul Hassan Chowdhury, MP, the Honorable Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education, Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was present as the Chief Guest. Prof. Dr. William Spady, Father of OBE and CEO of IN4OBE LLC, USA was present as the keynote speaker in the program.

Prof. Dr. Mesbahuddin Ahmed, the Hon’ble Chairman of Bangladesh Accreditation Council (BAC), Prof. Dr. A. F. M. Saiful Amin, the Hon’ble Chairman (acting) and Vice Chairman, Board of Accreditation for Engineering and Technical Education (BAETE) of Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh were present as the Special Guests. The Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of UIU, Prof. Dr. Chowdhury Mofizur Rahman presided over the Ceremony.

Prof. Dr. Wajid Hossain, Board Member IN4OBE & Director, Quality Assurance, Islamic University of Madinah, KSA; Prof. Dr. Fong K. Mak, Board Member IN4OBE, USA and the other distinguished international speakers were present in the program. The vote of thanks delivered by Prof. Dr. Md. Motaharul Islam, Dept. of CSE, UIU and the program conducted by Prof. Dr. Hasan Sarwar, Dept. of CSE, UIU.

The Chief Guest said- “IN4OBE will further strengthen the education system and play an important role in improving the overall quality of education in Bangladesh”. OBE leaders and experts from the International Network for Outcome-Based Education (IN4OBE) were discussed the potentials and promises of these newer performance-based models in the Bangladesh education system.

Faculty members, academicians, accreditation specialists, officials at all levels of government and education, researchers and other distinguished guests from different universities in the home and abroad were present in the virtual program.