Message From Vice-Chancellor

Greetings from Khulna University!

I am proud and honoured to welcome you to explore Khulna University, a public university in Bangladesh. Over the course of its three-decade journey, a young but rapidly progressing Khulna University has achieved many milestones as an institute of quality education, research, and innovation. I pledge to take this achievement to a height we aspire for addressing the challenges, pursuing possibilities, and exploring opportunities. 


Our aim is to produce physically sound, morally upright, and intellectually dynamic future-ready graduates with global mindset who would take up challenges of the contemporary world and act proactively in the ever-changing knowledge-based society. Hence, the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for life in this era of advanced, sophisticated technology and globalization drive our education policy, curriculum planning, and syllabus designing. We offer academic programmes integrating courses from different disciplines including sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences, and law to forge students’ intellectual, critical, and humanitarian faculties imperative for individual, social, and community well-being. 


We are proud of our young faculties and researchers for their outstanding contribution in research and innovation, which has helped Khulna University secure better position among the universities in Bangladesh. Our researchers are working on different relevant local, national, and global issues in various disciplines such as biological sciences, social sciences, humanities, ICT, and urban and rural planning, which have brought about significant positive changes in the ecology, environment, livelihood and lifestyle of the people, and the society. This reflects our researchers’ responsibilities towards community, society, nation, and the globe. As Vice-Chancellor, improvement of research infrastructure and budget, enhancement of research activities and collaboration, development of research management, and step-up of showcasing research and their implementation are my priorities to pride ourselves as being at the forefront of research and innovation.


The geographical location of Khulna University has opened ample research opportunities on the Sundarbans, the UNESCO World Heritage mangrove forest ecosystem (world largest single tract of mangrove forest) and the other coastal ecosystems. We believe, with our set research objectives, commitments, and activities, we will be able to pride ourselves as being at the forefront of research and innovation in our country and beyond. Strong global linkages, world-class research, and most importantly, multidisciplinary approaches to study are the strengths of our Khulna University. Being able to fully adhere to the academic calendar is another success story of this university. Besides these, the noise free green campus has made it a popular academic destination for national and international students. Further enhancement of academic atmosphere, strengthening global network, and elevating standard of campus life are our focuses now. Sustainable development of our current programmes of study and research is at the center of our activities. Above all, a positive transformation of Khulna University is our endeavour where transparency, justice, equity, ownership, commitment, and punctuality are our capital.


I invite you to become part of our Khulna University, regardless of where you are or whether you are looking for academic or community partnerships. Let’s work together to make Khulna University a flagship institute of higher education and research in Bangladesh and beyond.

Prof. Mahmood Hossain, PhD
Khulna University.