University of South Wales was delighted to host Her Excellency, Ms Alison Blake, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh!

July 19, 2017

University of South Wales hosted Her Excellency, Ms Alison Blake, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh.

The University of South Wales was delighted to host, Her Excellency, Ms Alison Blake, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh to the Treforest Campus on Tuesday 17th July. Her Excellency, was officially welcomed by the Professor Julie Lydon OBE, Vice Chancellor Professor Andrew Rogers, Dean, Faculty of Business and Society and Dr Lucy Meredith, Dean, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science.

The High Commissioner was invited to Wales to attend the Welsh Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce’s trade event entitled: Think Trade, Think Different, Think Bangladesh! The aim of this was to showcase how Welsh Businesses and Companies are working together to form mutually beneficial trade relationships and increase knowledge exchange between both countries. The University works closely with the Chamber and were delighted to be asked to host the delegation in the morning to showcase our facilities and talk about our growing activities in the Country.

The University of South Wales has developed strong links with Bangladesh and is now home to almost 100 Bangladeshi students studying across a wide range of subject areas including Business, Engineering, Education and Law.

During the visit USW spoke of the relationships that it has developed with Governmental departments in Bangladesh, which include the Ministry of Primary Education and Ministry of Public Administration, and the growing interest in capacity building that the Bangladeshi government has in order to meet the Global Development Targets set out by 2030.

Her Excellency, Ms Alison Blake, was also delighted to meet with several of our current Bangladeshi students who spoke very fondly of their experience studying at the University and living in Wales.

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