Update on the HARMONY Project
As a part of the HARMONY program funded by ERASMUS, Professor Din M. Sumon Rahman, the director of Center for Critical & Qualitative Studies (CQS) participated in a national conference hosted by The University of Danang, Vietnam from 3rd to 4th November 2022.
This project presents an exciting opportunity for ULAB students to participate in an upcoming Digital Storytelling Contest. Details regarding his contest were finalized during this national conference in Vietnam, and soon ULAB students will be able to display their prowess in creating a compelling visual narrative in presenting their digital stories. The top three digital stories will earn their creators the chance to experience a Bootcamp hosted by the Varna University of Management in Bulgaria next year. This presents an immense opportunity for the students of ULAB to broaden their horizons and immerse themselves in a multicultural and diverse learning environment as representatives of ULAB. It will create a bridge between ULAB and the partner universities and allow the students to experience the internationalization of education.
As per the project guideline, the upcoming plan for the HARMONY project involves the establishment of a FRIENDs Teahouse at ULAB. ULAB has received an ERASMUS grant of $30,000 to develop this facility at the ULAB Campus. The FRIENDs Teahouse will serve both domestic and international ULAB students as per their requirements. It will be a communicative space for them to develop a multicultural and diverse understanding of education and participate in many different activities. On the other hand, the international students at ULAB will also receive any support they require during their stay at ULAB regarding their studies, health, accommodation, and different specified needs. The plans for this FRIENDS Teahouse are already underway and students can look forward to enjoying its facilities as early as December.
In 2021, ULAB joined the prestigious HARMONY program, partnering with ten other Asian and European universities. Under this program, the partner universities will promote educational and academic excellence through study visits, student exchanges, joint research, lectures, and training sessions.