Dr. Mahfuzul Hoque Chowdhury, the Vice Chancellor of Chittagong Independent University (CIU) was born in Padua Union of Lohagara Upazilla, Chittagong. He received his PhD in Law & Public Policy from Northeastern University, Boston MA, USA in 1992. Later, he conducted his post doctoral research at Duke University, USA in 2013, Tokyo University, Japan in 2005-2006 and at the University of Southern Illinois, USA in 2000. He has published several research articles in national and international journals and has also authored many scholarly books. He has presented many research papers in international and national conferences & seminars. Dr. Chowdhury was awarded with the Senior Fulbright Fellowship by Dept. of State, USA in 2012, Japan Foundation Fellowship by the Govt. of Japan in 2005, Senior Fulbright Fellowship, USA in 2000, Salzburg Seminar Fellowship in 1998. He was also awarded Chittagong University Chancellor’s Gold Medal in 1976. Apart from teaching, Dr. Chowdhury served as Director, Social Science Research Institute, Chairman of Political Science Dept., Member of Board of Advanced Studies and Academic Council.He also served as the UGC nominated Syndicate Member and Academic Council Member in private universities. He has the experience of working as a Consultant in UNDP on several occasions. In personal life, Dr. Chowdhury is married with one daughter.