Dr. Md. Mashiur Rahman has been appointed as the Pro Vice- Chancellor of National University by the Honorable President of Bangladesh and the Chancellor of National University on9th May,2017.He completed BSS and MSS both from Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka securing first class. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Lund University (2011), Sweden and did Post-doctoral from the same institution in 2015.
Dr. Rahman started his career as a Lecturer at Department of Sociology, University of Chittagong in 1998. Later, he joined University of Dhaka as a Lecturer at Department of Sociology and is now a Professor in that same department. He is on deputation from his home Department at University of Dhaka and is currently serving as Pro-Vice-Chancellor,National University, Bangladesh.
During his 19 years of teaching and research career, Dr. Rahman has published his Doctoral dissertation along with articles and book chapters in reputed National and International journals. The title of his book is “Struggling Against Exclusion-Adibasi in Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh” and it was published from Media-Tryck- Lund University, Sweden in 2011.
He has presented research papers in conferences, seminars and workshops held in USA, Sweden, Denmark, China and Bangladesh. Dr. Mashiur Rahman has chaired in international conferences as well. His research interest lies in social history, social policy, political sociology, ethnicity and most of his academic publications and conference paper presentations focus on these areas.
Dr. Rahman has contributed as a reviewer of journals such as Poverty and Public Policy, published by Wiley Blackwell Publishers, USA and Journal of Social Science, published from University of Chittagong and University of Barisal. He has been an active member of various committees/organizations and some of the significant positions he has served include Organizing Secretary of Bangladesh Sociological Association (BSA), Member of Asiatic Society Bangladesh, and Former Joint Secretary (Executive committee) of Dhaka University Club. Currently, he is serving as a Member, Academic Council (Honorable Chancellor’s Nominee) of both National University, Bangladesh and Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST)and so on.
With his avid interest for debating and extempore speech from a tender age, Dr. Rahman has been awarded in numerous national level debate and extempore speech competitions during his student life while he has also taken part in National Scout Jamboree and National camp of Bangladesh Red Crescent Societycouple of times and participated in many voluntary events from a young age. As a proud son of a Freedom Fighter (Late Md. Tofazzel Hossain),he has always been devoted to serve the nation and his ideas and motivations are guided by the ideology and instructions of the Father of Our Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.Dr. MashiurRahman wishes to contribute to the development and prosperity of our nation through spreading the light of education by ensuringinfrastructuralsupport and academic excellence in all the colleges around the country under National University.