On the 10th of December, the 4th International Conference on the Industrial Revolution begins.

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A two-day international conference titled 'Fourth Industrial Revolution and Beyond' organized by the Bangladesh University Grants Commission will begin on December 10 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center in Dhaka. The overall preparations for the conference have already been completed. The UGC is organizing the conference to mark the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of independence.

President at the conference,  Abdul Hamid will deliver the keynote address on the virtual platform at the opening ceremony on December 10 and announce the opening of the conference. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will deliver the keynote address at the closing ceremony on December 11 on a virtual platform. 

UGC Chairman Prof. Dr Kazi Shahidullah, Education Minister presided over the conference. Dipu Moni, Deputy Minister of Education Mahibul Hasan Chowdhury special guest and Secretary of the Ministry of Secondary and Higher Education. Mahbub Hossain will be present as the guest of honour. The conference will be attended by eminent academics, technologists and researchers from the country, including three Nobel laureates (Oliver Hart, Konstantin Novoselov, Takaaki Kajita) and seven world-renowned scientists.

A press conference was held at the UGC auditorium on Tuesday to highlight the overall preparations for the international conference. UGC chairman Professor at the press conference. Kazi Shahidullah, UGC member Professor. Dil Afroza Begum, Professor. Md. Sajjad Hossain, Professor. Muhammad Alamgir, Professor. Biswajit Chand, Professor. Md. Abu Taher, Secretary of the Commission and Heads of Departments were present.

UGC Chairman Prof. Kazi Shahidullah said that a network of communication between national and international level academics and researchers would be created through this conference. At the same time, a bridge of cooperation will be built between the industrial and commercial institutions and the institutions of higher learning.

He further said that the conference will determine the tasks of the country's higher education institutions to meet the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and harness its potential. Managing various technologies related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution will require proper knowledge and skilled human resources. He said that the country's higher education institutions have to play a leading role in creating this skilled human resource.

Speaking at the press conference, Prof. Sajjad Hossain, Chairperson of the Organizing Committee of the 4th International Conference on Industrial Revolution, said that the conference was aimed at solving existing problems in various fields of national life including FourIR technology - artificial intelligence, IoT, data analytics, blockchain and cloud computing. Will be taken out. Note that a total of 8 keynote papers will be presented at this conference. A total of 100 research papers will be presented in 21 technical sessions. At the conference, several tripartite MoUs will be signed between UGC and higher education institutions with the representatives of industry and commerce organizations to conduct joint cooperation activities with the industrial institutions of the country.

It was also informed at the press conference that "Mujib Centenary Idea Competition-2021" and "Mujib 100 Art Exhibition-2021" have been organized to spread the local innovations worldwide.