Legal Status

  • November 26, 2002, Ministry of Education Recognizes Southern University and its curriculum. On January 2003 Ministry of Education approved Southern University Bangladesh as a private University located, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

    Accreditations & Institutional Memberships

    Ministry of Education(MoE)
    Ministry of Education is the apex policy making institution of the Government of Bangladesh. MoE formulates policies and programs for the development of post-primary to higher education in Bangladesh.

    University Grants Commission (UGC)
    The University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh is the statutory apex body in the field of higher education in Bangladesh. The primary objectives of the UGC are to supervise, maintain, promote and coordinate university education. It is also responsible for maintaining standard and quality in all the public and private universities in Bangladesh

    Pharmacy Council of Bangladesh (PCB)
    The Pharmacy Council of Bangladesh (PCB) is an Autonomous Organization under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. The PCB is considered as the controlling authority of pharmacy education and practice in Bangladesh. The Main objective of the PCB is to regulate the practice of Pharmacy throughout Bangladesh.

    Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN)
    ULAB is an Institutional Member of the The Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN). APQN has been developed with the purpose of serving the needs of quality assurance agencies in higher education in a region that contains over half the world’s population. Its mission is "to enhance the quality of higher education in Asia and the Pacific region through strengthening the work of quality assurance agencies and extending the cooperation between them.

    Association of Management Development Institutions of Bangladesh (AMDIB)
    AMDIB is a national network, professional association, and is a SAARC recognized body with the purpose of helping ensure continuous improvement in quality of management education and management development. The association caters to faculty and institutional development needs of its members.

    United Nations Academic Impact(UNAI)
    UNAI is a global initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in furthering the realization of intellectual social responsibility and promoting the Millennium Development Goals. Members are expected to further policies and programs, including undertaking one new activity each year, including research projects and papers, the hosting of a conference, the financing of participation of students in a specific United Nations activity in the field, or a specific action or activity on campus.

    Guni Network

    Global University Network Innovation (GUNI)
    Global University Network Innovation encourages Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to reorient their roles for broadening their social value and contribution and strengthen their critical stance within society. Promote the exchange of resources, innovative ideas and experiences, while allowing for collective reflection and co-production of knowledge on higher education emerging issues, innovation, social responsibility and relevance in a global scale.

    European Association for International Education(EAIE)
    The EAIE is the European centre for expertise, networking and resources in the internationalization of higher education. A non-profit, member-led organization serving individuals actively involved in the internationalization of their institutions.

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    Principles for Responsible Management Education( PRME)
    The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative is the first organised relationship between the United Nations and business schools. PRME is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally.

    International Association of Universities(IAU)
    UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions. It brings together institutions and organizations from some 120 countries for reflection and action on common concerns and collaborates with various international, regional and national bodies active in higher education.


     Association of Non-Government Universities of Bangladesh (ANUB) 
    Founding member of Association of Non-Government Universities of Bangladesh

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