February 14, 2017
The University of South Wales and the Welsh Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce hosted an event at the British high Commissioners residence in Dhaka
The University of South Wales hosted an event alongside the Welsh Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce at the British high Commissioners residence in Dhaka On Tuesday 24th January, Her Excellency, Ms Alison Blake, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh welcomed the delegation back to Bangladesh after the successful Trade Mission to Bangladesh in 2015. The University of South Wales had participated in the trade mission and were successful in generating exciting recruitment links with institutions, Ministries and NGO’s as a direct result.
The event itself was thoroughly successful evening and both USW and the WBCC were delighted with the turn out as the vast majority of the guests were able to attend including Minsters, Vice Chancellors and influential business figures. There was palpable, positive energy throughout the evening with many interesting discussions brokered. Both the University and the Chamber strongly believe in the synergy between each nation and strive towards growing the bilateral trade opportunities going forward. Mr David Joyce, International Recruitment Officer delivered a key note speech on behalf of the University, celebrating the Universities exiting links in Bangladesh. At this end of the Speech the University were also pleased to present a signed and ratified Memorandum of Understanding to our new institutional partner BGMEA University of Fashion and Textiles.
The University has made significant strides in the Bangladesh market since 2013 and we have gone from a total population of 12 Bangladeshi students to now in 2017 having almost 100! USW is now one of the largest recruiters from the country and has gained positive praise across the education sector and from the British Council and UKTI respectively.
The University were also very pleased to welcome several of our alumni from Bangladesh to the event and were interested to find out what they’ve been up to since completing their studies at the University. We were also very pleased to discover that the one of the previous Bangladesh business ministers was also an alumni of the institutions, where he studied in the 90s and he was recalling his enjoyable experiences living and studying in South Wales.