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We Go Green

Welcome from Head of Department/Director of Research Center:

Warm welcome to website of Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB). This site will help you to switch to an innovation-based learning and build long-term vision. It will encourage innovation and stimulate carrier building in new ways. This site will share CSD generated knowledge that contributes unfolding the social complexities, exploring the opportunities and build leadership to lead the challenging future. Innovation, stimulation and leadership propel making dreams reality.

Mission Statement of Department/Research Center:

With of notion of supporting Sustainable Development practices in Bangladesh, ULAB launched the Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) on 3rd February 2006 to carry out research pertaining to sustainability and to serve the national interests. CSD is dedicated to interdisciplinary research which unfolds the complexities of development and explores practices of sustainable development. CSD’s interdisciplinary researches contribute strengthening ULAB’s Liberal Arts teaching, and attaining UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Bangladesh.

CSD’s strengths are rooted in its multidisciplinary team as well as academics, researchers, and scientists from ULAB’s research centers and academic departments and partnerships with other knowledge institutions.

CSD envisions a knowledge-based society.

The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) believes in working towards sustainable development practices in Bangladesh. On February 1, 2006, ULAB launched the Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) in order to carry out research pertaining to sustainability and to serve the national interests.CSD is dedicated to interdisciplinary research which explores and documents practices of sustainable development.

CSD recognizes that all societies struggle with heterogeneities, conflicts and complexities of development and inter- ventions, and thus require special efforts to develop knowledge-based societies.

CSD’s research and academic initiatives attempt to address these ambiguities in knowledge – from positively im- pacting people’s livelihoods, using new and traditional practices, and effecting national sustainable development policies.

Vision: CSD envisions a knowledge-based society.

Mission: CSD is devoted to interdisciplinary research, quality teaching, producing and disseminating knowledge, establishing networks with universities and research centers for collaborative research, and organizing actions to promote the greening of Bangladesh.

Values: CSD is committed to sustainable use of resources, and building capacity for diversified livelihoods.

Strategy

CSD believes in a multidisciplinary, Trans disciplinary and interdisciplinary education and research approach. Its strengths are in its multidisciplinary team as well as academics, researchers, and scientists from ULAB’s research centers and academic departments.

CSD runs its research projects in partnership with Bangladesh Government, public and private universities, for- eign universities and research centers, business sector institutions, finance sector institutions, foreign missions in Bangladesh, and national/international NGOs. The research contributes to policy processes ensuring sustainable development. Research findings are used for quality teaching of all disciplines as well as strengthening capacity of the faculty members.

The center is run by a multidisciplinary team under leadership of its director, accountable to the Vice Chancellor of ULAB. CSD is enriched in its values, philosophical ideas, policy guidelines and strategic moves with advice and knowledge sharing by the ULAB Board of Trustees.

Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) Members

The Universityof Liberal Arts Bangladesh and its curricula are accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh.