Prof. M. Azizur Rahman, Ph.D, Vanderbilt University, USA, is a renowned academician of the country of Bangladesh and an eminent economist of international repute. He has completed his graduation in 1972 from Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) in the Department of Agricultural Economics by standing first in the first class and has obtained Masters Degree from the same department at BAU in 1973. He went to USA for his higher studies leading to Ph.D in Economics with the World Bank Scholarship. He successfully achieved his Ph.D in Economics from Vanderbilt University, a nobel laureate school, USA in 1987. He has twenty five years of university teaching experience at home and abroad. He worked as an Economic Adviser of USAID of the US Embassy in Bangladesh from 1989 to 1997. Many of his research articles on social, economic and human resource development have been published in international journals. Dr. Rahman is the esteemed founder Chairman of numerous educational institutes of Bangladesh and Uttara University in particular.
Dr. Rahman is the founder Vice-Chancellor/CEO of Uttara University. The motto of Uttara University is to range higher education in every nook and corner of the country at affordable tuition. His aims and objectives are to help achieve an extensive development of higher education industry around the country of Bangladesh. The essence of his ideas of the development of higher education is limited to the fact that he never compromises with the discipline and quality education.
Dr. Rahman is a renowned Freedom Fighter who was ready to risk his life during the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971. He is a lifetime member of Bangladesh Economic Association. He has been working for the overall development of the educational system of the country of Bangladesh.