The Center hopes to become a leading institution in theoretical investigations in the field of liberal arts and human sciences. We provide facilities in advanced research in diverse areas of intellectual activities. Our program comprises three tiers of activity, viz., supporting research, provide advanced teaching (by means of workshops, seminars, public lectures, colloquiums), and editing research publications (in the form of monographs, occasional papers, journals, bulletins). Our works, in addition, aims at promoting a wide intercultural exchange in advanced research.
The Center for Bangla Studies originally started as the Center for Bangla Language and Literature. It was inaugurated by Prof. A K M Azad Chowdhury, Chairman, University Grants Commission, Bangladesh on 10th of October, 2012. Under its advisor Emeritus Professor Dr. Rafiqul Islam, the centre publishes academic and research-oriented books, investigates and archives Bangla literature and culture, holds public awareness programs on different national events, and offers GED courses to ULAB students.
The mission of CES is to produce high-quality research and knowledge in order to bridge the theoretical and empirical interface between enterprises and society. Its vision is to enable an entrepreneurial society in Bangladesh, built on ethical foundations.
CES has a staff of full-time, part-time and affiliated researchers with deep experience in private sector research in industries such as financial services, consumer goods, energy and power, pharmaceuticals, textiles, leather, transportation, infrastructure, real estate, light engineering, information technology, and e-commerce. The Center’s research staff are also experienced in development sector research in areas such as skill development, financial inclusion, governance, regulatory reform, human rights, water sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health, and social enterprises.
Since its inception in September 2014, the Center for Language Studies (CLS) has primarily aimed at imparting effective English language skills to the students of University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) through courses and teaching strategies that would make them suitably proficient to meet all kinds of academic and professional communicative requirements. CLS, therefore, generates the understanding of the opportunities and challenges of modern era by improving the quality of English language teaching and learning at ULAB. In addition, CLS addresses the professional language essentials of the staff and faculty members of the university.
As part of its far-reaching mission, CLS also emphasizes the enrichment of its faculty members’ research skills through symposiums-workshops-conferences on contemporary national and global English language teaching-learning issues.