The team of OEA consists seven members who are constantly working to fulfill the Vice-Chancellor’s mission. The descriptions of members of the OEA is given below:
The NSU’s chief academic officer for international engagement, the Director works to build and maintain strategic partnerships around the world in order to expand opportunities for international study, research, collaboration and exchange for faculty and students. The Director also works with other leaders of the university to maintain the reputation of NSU both at home and abroad through the use of strategic and effective communication. The current Director of the OEA is Dr. Katherine Li. Under her leadership, the OEA team works day and night to brand NSU to the world. She says, “The best thing about this job is that I get to put all my skills to use on a daily basis like leadership, strategic planning, stakeholder consultation, team-building, advocacy, networking, diplomacy, research, facilitation, cross-cultural skills, and social & emotional intelligence. Most of all, I get to continue to learn, grow and experiment with people I admire and respect”.
External Affairs Officer:
The Office of External Affairs has assigned an External Affairs Officer for the guidance and assistance of international faculty members. The External Affairs Officer assists the international faculty members and has responsibility for the management of other international affairs coordination for the OEA. The present External Affairs Officer is Dr. Hasanuzzaman. Sharing his views on this office, he says, “The OEA has been arranging many events in the last few months to enhance the image of NSU. However, with more engagement from different academic departments and the student body, this office can thrive more and properly portray the hard-earned stature of NSU. If you have something worthwhile to showcase, this office will give you the support for
International Affairs Officer:
The OEA has an International Affairs Officer is in charge of the Office of International Affairs. The International Affairs Officer keeps all the records of the international students and helps them to resolve their problems. The International Affairs Officer is dedicated to the international students’ wellbeing and offers them support to make their stay in Bangladesh as pleasant as possible. At present, the International Affairs Officer is Ms. Samina Alam Miti. She says, “I want this office (OIA) to be recognized by students. Any support or information on study abroad, Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), scholarship programs and exchange programs can be received from this office. All they have to do is come and ask for it”.
The Office of External Affairs has a Coordination Officer who is in charge of office operations. The Coordination Officer’s first priority is to ensure that the office is running effectively and efficiently. The Coordination Officer is responsible for maintaining the schedules and appointments and has all the necessary details about the office. Currently, the Coordination Officer is Ms. Tasnia Azmeri Madiha. Regarding her job, she says, “This job taught me how to communicate with people from all walks of life. My communication is so diverse that it starts all the way up from the members of the Board of Trustees of NSU to local vendors of different shops. It’s amazing how I get to learn about and from these people and improve my communicative skills”.
The OEA has designated a student worker for designing various promotional materials. His primary responsibilities are illustrating and content designing. Currently, the OEA’s Illustrator is Mr. Haidaruzzaman Sujon. About his role, he says, “The best thing about this office is that I get a freedom of creativity. I was never given specific designs by the office. They just give me an idea of what they want and I turn that idea into reality.”
The OEA also has two Office Support Staff (OSS) members who are there for the office’s productivity and smooth operation. They are Md. Imam Hossain and Mr. Selim Reza.