Department of Criminology, University of Leicester, UK
In connection with finding the opportunity of collaboration with criminology departments all over the world, the department Chair Professor Dr. Zia Rahman visited the Department of Criminology, University of Leicester, UK on April 28, 2017. Professor Rahman was invited by the Chair of the Department of Criminology, University of Leicester Professor Dr. Neil Chakraborti. On April 28, Professor Rahman was welcomed by the department chair and other faculty members. Among others, the head of the department Professor Neil, Associate Professor Dr. Lisa Smith, Reader Dr. Wendy Fitzgibbon and other respective faculty members were present in the meeting. In his presentation, Professor Zia focused on three major areas of collaboration between the University of Dhaka and Leicester University. These are: 1. Scholarship and financial assistance for the young faculty members and the graduate students of the University of Dhaka for pursuing their Ph.D. at Leicester; 2. Credit transfer and exchange programs between the undergraduate students for both the institutions and 3. Research and exchange visit between the faculties having interests in different areas of research covering, crime, deviance, security and terrorism. The faculty members of Leicester showed keen interest and agreed to promote the ideas. Both parties agreed that the further meetings would be need in realizing the agendas. We expect that within a short period of time the faculty members of the University of Leicester would visit the University of Dhaka in expediting the collaboration program.
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University, Australia
The proposed Collaboration and Training Meeting between the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University and the Department of Criminology, University of Dhaka was taken place at Griffith University, Queensland campus on 3 April 2017. This meeting was funded by Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) Bangladesh. Professor Anna Stewart, the then Head of School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University led her team while among others Associate Professor and Current Head of School Michael Townsley, Professor Tina Murphy, and Deputy Head of School Dr Christine Bond (Learning and Teaching) were present in the morning discussion session and evening seminar session. Professor Dr. Zia Rahman, Chair (Team leader), Ms Khandaker Farzana Rahman and Ms Shaharia Afrin, Lecturer, Department of Criminology respectively represented the University of Dhaka. Both the institutions discussed the potential and probable developments of partnership in the field of exchanging students and teachers, joint supervisions of PhD students, collaboration on research programs on the issue of mutual interests, especially in the area of terrorism, radicalization process among the urban educated youths in Bangladesh, social transformations and deviant behaviour etc. Both parties also focused on training for graduate students and faculty members. In the morning session, Ms. Farzana Rahman presented the ‘Proposed Collaboration’ on behalf of the Department of Criminology, Dhaka University and then the official discussions held between the two parties. In the afternoon session Professor Dr. Zia Rahman also presented a research paper entitled ‘RISING TERRORISM IN BANGLADESH: LOOKING TO POLITICS FOR THE ANSWER.’ The faculty members and Ph.D. students were present in the seminar. The Griffith University also offered a lunch and evening tea party for the Bangladeshi delegation. The Head of School also arranged the Coast Campus tour and Gold Coast city visit. The respective faculties and staffs of Gold Cost Campus welcomed the Bangladeshi team.
Department of Criminology and Security Studies, Macquarie University
Proposed Collaboration and Training Meeting between Department of Criminology and Security Studies, Macquarie University and Department of Criminology, University of Dhaka was taken place at Macquarie University, NSW on 7 April 2017. This meeting was funded by Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) Bangladesh. Professor Ben Schreer, Head, Department of Security Studies and Criminology, Dept of Security Studies and Criminology led his team while among others Dr Julian Droogan, Senior Lecturer, Dr Dalbir Ahlawat, Senior Lecturer and Dr Yves-Heng Lim, Lecturer were present from the Macquarie University. Professor Dr. Zia Rahman, Chair (Team leader), Ms Khandaker Farzana Rahman and Ms Shaharia Afrin, Lecturer, Department of Criminology represented the University of Dhaka. Both the institutions discussed the potential and probable development of partnerships in the field of exchanging students and teachers, joint supervisions of PhD students, collaboration on research programs on the issue of mutual interests and training for graduate students and faculty members. The delegation was entertained by lunch offered by the Department of Criminology and Security Studies, Macquarie University.
DAAD-German-Bangladesh network matchmaking event for the Sustainable Textile Industries in Berlin on 26-30 September, 2017
Research at the Department of Criminology
The Department has opted to create a vibrant research culture in the field of criminology and other related areas. The areas include criminal justice, policing, gender and crime, penology, prison management, victimology and many more. Our principal aims over the next few years are to continue to develop a programme of high-quality research and published output, and to continue strengthening the Department’s status as an international centre of excellence. Currently we welcome applications from good prospective PhD and MPhil students who will join a thriving postgraduate community within the Department.
The Department has just finished its first project entitled ‘Understanding Crime Trends in Dhaka City” under the project’s team leader Professor Dr. Zia Rahman. The Research
project was sponsored by Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).