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School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Name of the Institute

Institute of Governance, Development, and International Studies (IGDIS).

IGDIS

The Chittagong Independent University (CIU) established a non- teaching research institute to conduct research, training programs, short term certificate programs for the professional, non-professional and academic personnel in the areas of Governance, Development and International Studies since 2017.

Objectives

  • Research - To conduct research in the areas of local and national governance in Bangladesh; development issues at local, national, regional, and international level and the contemporary international affairs.
  • Policy Prescriptions - To prescribe policy to the local and national governments, to corporate houses, and to the regional and international organizations in the above noted areas.
  • Training - To impart training to various national, regional and local government leaders, officials, NGO workers, officials of academic organization's and corporate officials.

Functions

  • To identify problems and issues in the areas of governance (public/ private/ corporate), environmental, economic, international relations, legal and policy matters;
  • To conduct qualitative and quantitative research on the above mentioned areas;
  • To organize seminars, workshops, interactive dialogue, colloquium about local, national, regional and international issues;
  • To publish occasional papers, research based books and journals;
  • To provide research fellowship to graduate students to conduct research.
  • To design and offer training and short term certificate programs.

Future Activities

To introduce Masters Program in Governance, Development Studies and International Affairs.

Prospective students

  • Fresh graduates with masters in any discipline interested in pursuing careers in national and international public services;
  • NGO executives;
  • Local and National govt. officers;
  • Corporate Executives of Multi-national and Regional Organizations.

Contact Person

Dr. Syed ManzurQuader, Director, IGDIS & Associate Professor and Head, Department of Finance and Economics, CIU