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Mohammed Shahabuddin

The Hon’ble President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh & Chancellor

Mohammed Shahabuddin, born in 1949 in Pabna, is the 16th President of Bangladesh. He has a Masters degree in Psychology and an LLB, and was politically active from his student days. He hoisted Bangladesh's flag in 1971, joined Mujib Bahini, and protested Bangabandhu's assassination in 1975. Imprisoned and tortured post-protest, he later served in the judiciary and Anti-Corruption Commission. A life member of various organizations in Pabna, he is married to Dr. Rebeka Sultana, with a son and twin grandsons. His hobbies include travel and reading.


Didar A Husain

Chairman, Board of Trustees

Didar A Husain is the Chairman of the IUB Board of Trustees. A Freedom Fighter, he is recognized at the Liberation War Museum. Following his retirement from the Bangladesh Army as Major, he joined the textiles business, currently leading Rahim Textile Mills Limited. He is also Managing Director and Chairman of PCS Bangladesh Pvt. Ltd. and Cannon Pest Management Bangladesh Pvt. Ltd. A former VP at BTMA and a member of Bangladesh Diabetic Association's National Council, he is committed to fostering IUB's educational excellence through teamwork and hard work.


Tanweer Hasan, PhD

Vice Chancellor

Tanweer Hasan, Rolf A. Weil Professor of Finance at Roosevelt University and Vice Chancellor of IUB since 2021, holds a B.Com from Dhaka University, an MBA from Baylor University, a Harvard Management Program and a PhD from University of Houston. With over 40 publications, he contributes to journals like Studies in Economics and Finance. His influence extends to 37 countries, consulting for banks and agencies. He's a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics. A family man, he enjoys travel, golf, and art collection.


Niaz Ahmed Khan, PhD

Pro Vice Chancellor

Prof. Niaz Ahmed Khan, Pro Vice Chancellor of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), has a distinguished career in academia and development management. He holds a Ph.D. with Distinction from the University of Wales Swansea and has earned numerous scholarships, including the UK Commonwealth Scholarship. His postdoctoral research includes the University of Oxford. Dr. Khan has held senior roles at IUCN, UNDP, and ADB, published over 170 works, and extensively consulted for international organizations, contributing to national policy and training institutions.

IUB Facts & Figures

Learn data driven facts about IUB

BDT 397 million

in research and grants in 2022-23


Publications by IUB Faculties in the last 4 years


PhD-holders in the Faculty

BDT 194 million

in scholarships in 2023-24


female students





IUB features active research centers and institutes with advanced facilities, fostering the development of innovative and contemporary knowledge.



IUB prides itself on having highly-qualified faculty, trained at renowned foreign universities, and actively engaged in innovative research endeavors.



IUB offers outcome-based academic programs focused on inspiring cutting-edge knowledge and transferable skills through research and innovation.


Mamun Bin Ibne Reaz, PhD

Dean, School of Engineering, Technology and Sciences

Prof. Md. Mamun Bin Ibne Reaz, a leading researcher with a Ph.D. in Science and Engineering from Ibaraki University, Japan, has made a significant mark in academia. He boasts a prolific publication record of over 400 scholarly articles, covering a wide spectrum of science and engineering topics. Beyond publications, he's obtained multiple patents, showcasing his innovative problem-solving skills. His impactful work is evident through 7,500+ citations, cementing his prominence in the scientific community.


Shah M Faruque, PhD

Dean, School of Environment and Life Sciences

Prof. Shah Mohammad Faruque, PhD, a pioneering researcher, known for his groundbreaking work on Vibrio cholera and bacteriophages. With 150+ research papers, his contributions in genomics, epidemiology, and ecology have reshaped our understanding of bacterial pathogens. Awarded TWAS Prize, his work is vital in global health research.


Md Abdul Khaleque, PhD

Professor, Dept. of Environmental Science and Management

Prof. Md Abdul Khaleque, PhD is a renowned scholar and researcher in the field of environment and climate change.


Mustafa Habib Chowdhury, PhD

Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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