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North South University

: 1992
Head of organisation
: Prof. Atique Islam
Contact Persons
: Ahmed Hossain
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About the organisation

North South University (NSU), the first private university in Bangladesh, was established in 1992 by the then Foundation for Promotion of Education and Research (FPER), a charitable, non-profit, non-commercial and non-political organization. The FPER later was renamed as the NSU Foundation and is presently called The North South Foundation for Education and Research. The Foundation is comprised of a group of eminent industrialists, prominent patrons of education, notable philanthropists, widely experienced academics and senior civil servants of the country. In the early 1990s, we had a dream to set up a world-class university as a center of excellence in higher education in the private sector. Our dedication, tireless efforts, and hard work paved the way for the approval of the establishment of NSU.
Since, at that time, there was no relevant law in the country to set up and operate a university in the private sector, we took the entire burden on ourselves and extended our best efforts in assisting the then government in formulating the relevant law and enacting it. Subsequently, the government, pursuant to the newly enacted law the Private University Act (PUA)-1992 (now repealed by PUA-2010), approved the establishment of NSU. The University was formally inaugurated on 10 February 1993 and started its journey in a very modest way. Later, in 2012, the NSU Foundation, in the light of the PUA 2010 and as instructed by the Ministry of Education and the University Grants Commission, formed the NSU Trust with the same group of people as the Foundation and vested the entire management and administration of NSU in its Board of Trustees (BOT). The Honorable President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh is the Chancellor of NSU.

SRHR publications/research

1. Sadia Afrin, Anisur Rahman, Ahmed Hossain (2019) Maternal and Socio-demographic factors associated with Birth weight of Newborns delivered at a teaching hospital of Dhaka city, Journal of medical research, Vol 6, No 1 47-52, DOI:
2. Ahmed Hossain and Tasnuva Ahmed (2017) Relationship between gestational weight and antenatal visits among third trimester low-income women: A cross-sectional study in Bangladesh, Journal of Pregnancy. 1(3):1-5 DOI: 10.15761/JPR.1000116.
3. Aziz, S., Mitra, D. K., & Rahman, M. O. (2017). Identifying Factors Associated With Low Maternal Health Care Seeking Behavior in Bangladesh: Does Women’s Autonomy Matter? Women’s Reproductive Health, 4(2), 115-125.
4. Bartlett, L. A., Lefevre, A. E., Mir, F., Soofi, S., Arif, S., Mitra, D. K., Quaiyum, M. A., Shakoor, S., Islam, M. S., Connor, N. E., Winch, P. J., Reller, M. E., Shah, R., El Arifeen, S., Baqui, A. H., Bhutta, Z. A., Zaidi, A., Saha, S., Ahmed, S. A. & Group, A. N.-P. S. S. (2016). The development and evaluation of a community-based clinical diagnosis tool and treatment regimen for postpartum sepsis in Bangladesh and Pakistan. Reprod Health, 13, 16.
5. Farzana Sultana, Md. Akhter Hossain, Ahsan G.U “Level of awareness on sexual and reproductive health rights.
6. Ahsan G.U, M Nasir Uddin, Md. Akhter Hossain, Sharmin Mahbuba, Mobashera Jahan, AshikUr-Rahman, Md. Hasanuzzaman “The Magnitude of Public Health Problems and Challenges in Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality in Bangladesh” Medical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2014.
7. Baqui AH, Lee AC, Koffi AK, Khanam R, Mitra DK, Dasgupta SK, Uddin J, Ahmed P,Rafiqullah I, Rahman M, Quaiyum A, Koumans EH, Christian P, Saha SK, Mullany LC,Labrique A; MIST Study Team of the Projahnmo Study Group in Bangladesh. (2018). Prevalence of and risk factors for abnormal vaginal flora and its association with adverse pregnancy outcomes in a rural district in north-east Bangladesh. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. doi:10.1111/aogs.13492.
8. Khanam, R., A. C. Lee, Mitra, D. K., M. Ram, S. Das Gupta, A. Quaiyum, A. Choudhury,P. Christian, L. C. Mullany and A. H. Baqui (2018). “Maternal short stature and underweight status are independent risk factors for preterm birth and small for gestational age in rural Bangladesh.” Eur J Clin Nutr.
9. AMANHI Maternal Morbidity study group authors. (2016). Burden of severe maternal morbidity and association with adverse birth outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia: protocol for a prospective cohort study. J Glob Health, 6, 020601.