Dr Rubana Huq appointed AUW VC
Dr Rubana Huq has been appointed vice-chancellor of the Asian University for Women (AUW), Chattogram, Bangladesh.
The appointment takes effect this very day, February 15, 2022, the AUW said in a press release on Tuesday.
Dr Huq who earned wide prominence as the first female president of the Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers’ and Exporters’ Association (BGMEA), is a published poet who earned her PhD in Literature from India’s Jadavpur University.
She has been a trustee of AUW and, was more recently, elected as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
She was instrumental in launching AUW’s Pathways for Promise program that enables exceptionally talented workers from Bangladesh’s ready-made garment (RMG) factories to enroll at AUW.
She was named as one of BBC’s top 100 women in the world in 2013 and again in 2014. Dr Huq is currently also a Visiting Fellow at the Stern School of Business at New York University and the Asia Center at Harvard University.