BRAC University, established in 2001, has become one of the most reputed educational institutions in Bangladesh. Within a short span of its existence, the university has achieved remarkable success and continues to forge its future with new program initiatives: a modern curriculum, research endeavors, student engagement, professional training, faculty development, international collaborations, progress towards a state-of-the-art campus building, industry partnerships and much more. BRAC University (BRACU) follows a liberal arts approach to education which nurtures fresh ideas and gives new impetus to the field of tertiary education. The medium of instruction and examination at BRAC University is English. BRACU is accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of Bangladesh. By emphasizing collaboration and innovation in its major endeavors BRAC University continues to remain the front-running institution it is known to be and to make its contributions felt in the region and beyond. It has the departments and schools as listed below:
- Department of Architecture
- Department of Computer Science & Engineering
- Department of Economics & Social Sciences
- Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
- Department of English & Humanities
- Department of Mathematics & Natural Sciences
- Department of Pharmacy
- BRAC Business School
- BRAC Institute of Governance and Development
- James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH)
- BRAC Institute of Languages (BIL)
- BRAC Institute of Educational Development (BIED)
- School of Engineering and Computer Science
- School of Law
BRAC University has focused on generating new knowledge and promoting critical thinking among their students, graduating more than 7,000 young men and women during this time. At present, the total number of students is around 9,000.
The mission of BRAC University is to foster the national development process through the creation of a center of excellence in higher education that is responsive to society’s needs, and able to develop creative leaders. It actively contributes to learning and the creation of knowledge.
The goal of the University is to provide an excellent broad-based education with a focus on professional development for students, in order to equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary for leading the country in its quest for development. Along with this, the University provides an environment for faculty development to ensure a dynamic teaching environment. Faculty will be provided with an environment in which they can further their teaching-learning abilities and contribute to the creation of new knowledge by developing and using their research skills.
Over the years, BRAC University has partnered with the reputed academic and research institutions around the world (USA, UK, Thailand, China, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany, Japan, Australia, Philippines etc.) to enhance its own educational experience by learning from others.