Foreign Minister inaugurates Magicman's 'Innovative Global University' in US
The Innovative Global University (IGU) of the United States has embarked on a new venture to initiate students to acquire skills suitable for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The university, run by Abubakar Hanip, a renowned 'Magicman' engineer, is set to become the beacon of the future in Vienna, Virginia, with the aim of building human resources for every student with science and technology-based skills.
Visiting Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen inaugurated the activities of the university at noon local time on Saturday. And through this, another chapter was added to the journey of Bengalis in the multinational American society. In this, a hard-working and talented Bangladeshi immigrant became a part of history.
The minister termed the event as the first Bangladeshi-owned educational institution to be established on the golden centenary of Bangabandhu's birth and the golden jubilee of independence as a unique initiative for Bengali-speaking expatriates.
At the event, a scholarship of around Tk 2 crore was announced every year for the students who want to study from Bangladesh. Engineer Abubakar Hanip also said that two scholarships will be given in the name of Dr. Abdul Momen at the bachelor's and master's level.
Ambassador of Bangladesh M. Shahidul Islam, Rokeya Haider, Head of Voice of America Bangla Department, IGU Professor Dr. Mikhail Cobb, Chief Financial Officer Farhana Hanip and two students of the University Amit Gupta and Natalia Jagon spoke.
The university has Masters in Cyber Security and Masters and Bachelor's degrees in Science and Information Technology and Business Administration. In addition, there are several certificate courses in computer and IT.
The company also plans to launch a number of courses in health care, nursing, data science, and artificial intelligence soon.