Keynote Speech 1

Private University Sector in Indian Sub-Continent: Success story of Daffodil International University


Rising demand for higher education in Indian Sub-continent is currently not being met, though this region focuses the importance on the economic development. This is true that the region is one of the most youthful, presenting a distinct window of opportunity for the higher education sector. The paper attempts to show how private university sector shows its potentiality to drive capacity and improve quality of higher education provision in this region. To portrait the real scenario, the research paper focuses the evolution phase of the success of Daffodil International University, a top ranking private university in Bangladesh.

Md. Sabur Khan

Chairman of Daffodil International University (DIU), Dhaka, Bangladesh

A serial entrepreneur, Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman and Founder of Daffodil International University (DIU) and, Daffodil Education Network (DEN) has involved himself with lot of challenges while he was the President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), and, the Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS). Bangladesh government has awarded Mr. Md Sabur Khan, with the status of 'Commercially Important Person’ (CIP) for his role.
His commitment has attached him as Visiting Professor with a lot of foreign universities. He has been awarded honorary professorship and honorary Doctorate degree from abroad.
World Business Angels Investment Forum ( WBAF ), the largest Angel investors forum designated him as the High-Commissioner of WBAF for Bangladesh. Mr. Md. Sabur Khan is the Chairman, Global Trade Committee and also Director of World IT & Services Alliances (WITSA).
Mr. Khan initiated a challenging project to create 2000 new entrepreneurs, written & published several books in two languages, and initiated business incubator, start up, venture capital, department of Entrepreneurship in the university level to promote entrepreneurship.
Mr. Khan has achieved many awards nationally, and internationally.
He established ‘Daffodil Foundation’ for the well-being of under privileged people.

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Keynote Speech 2

An Innovated Three-Step Teaching and Learning Approach for Laboratory Experiments of Thermal Fluids Courses


The teaching and learning of thermal fluids courses are always challenging due to its complex and abstract nature, and the mathematics involved. With diminishing resources (continuous funding cut, frequent professional/academic staff career movement, lack of competent professional staff, inadequate laboratory infrastructures, teaching and learning thermal fluid courses become harder. it is progressively becoming difficult to teach thermal fluids courses effectively. As a result, students cannot achieve effective learning outcomes. Overcome these challenges, a three-step teaching approach has been developed to enhance students' learning outcomes. This approach is cost effective, user-friendly and attractive. The method comprises a real laboratory video clip, conduction of a real laboratory experiment and a computer simulation/modelling. The developed three-step teaching and learning approach can be applied to not only thermal fluids courses but also other courses.

Professor Firoz Alam

School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, RMIT University, Australia

Dr Firoz Alam is a Professor and Program Director in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. He earned his PhD in road vehicle aerodynamics from RMIT University in 2000 and Master's degree (combined with Bachelors) in Aeronautical Engineering from Riga Civil Aviation Engineers Institute, Latvia. Prof Alam has received numerous awards including 2004 RMIT University Teaching Award. His research interest includes aircraft, road vehicle, train, building and sports aerodynamics, energy and engineering education. He has over 250 publications. Prof Alam is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and active members of several other professional societies/associations

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Keynote Speech 3

New developments and challenges in tertiary education: An Australian perspective



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Professor Simon Barrie

Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning Transformations, Western Sydney University, Australia

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