about IEERD

about IEERD

To make an impact in society

It is a greater duty of a university to make positive contribution in the vast body of collective knowledge. It is within the scopes and opportunities of an academic institution to critically observe, analyze, synthesize, speculate and create new knowledge and applications with proper and varied methodologies. UAP upholds that responsibility and wants to create direct impact on the society at large. UAP encourages both the faculty members and students to delve into their chosen fields by incorporating scopes in both within curricular activities and in personal/ collective endeavors by form of providing funds, infrastructural supports and options to test theories in direct practices.

 

IEERD

The Institute for Energy, Environment, Research and Development

The Institute for Energy, Environment, Research and Development (IEERD) is established at the University of Asia Pacific as a constituent research and academic institute or center with a separate administrative structure. The purpose of the “Institute” is to keep pace with regional and global research of development and education in energy including clean energy, increasing energy efficiency of equipment and appliances, work on quality of materials, environment, water resources and water management and other related fields at the University.

The aims and objectives of the” Institute” are to undertake and promote research and teaching in the fields of energy with emphasis on new and renewable energy development, energy conservation and energy management, assessing quality of materials, environment, water resources, water management, development and to develop human resources in the relevant fields.

The activities of the “Institute” that are listed in the "Statutes" during its forming phase in 2011 are as follows:

a. To undertake research and teaching on energy related issues and policies, material quality,  environmental issues, water resources and water management issues ;
b. To undertake research for developing technologies based on local materials, resources, increasing and standardization of the material quality ;
c. To advise local industries for conservation of energy and improvement of efficiency and to protect the environment safe and cleaner;
d. To undertake research and studies to protect the water resources and develop the policy for water management considering the issue of using surface water in the related activities;
e. To provide extension courses and training to the engineers and scientists  working in the relevant fields;
f. To provide teaching and research facilities at the post-graduate diploma, diploma and certificate level;
g. To undertake studies and research sponsored by the government and non-government agencies and to provide advisory and consultancy services to them as per UAP rules;
h. To establish and maintain contact with similar organizations both within and outside Bangladesh for promotion of' research, workshop, seminar, research publication  and other activities of the Centre;
i. To publish books, journals, monographs etc.; and
j. To perform such other functions as may be prescribed by the University Authority.

Currently the scope of IEERD‟s field of interest has expanded even further

The head of the “Institute” is the Director designated who is appointed by the Vice Chancellor. Director is appointed on a two year terms from among the Professors/Research Professors of UAP. The administration and management of the” Institute” is vested on the Advisory Council consisting of Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Deans and Head of other departments including representatives from Power and Energy Division of Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources and Planning Commission. To know more about the committees of IEERD Please check the Committes tab

 

 



 

Research overview and IEERD

Kindest greetings from the office of the Institute of Energy, Environment, Research and Development (IEERD), University of Asia Pacific.  IEERD is responsible for promoting a sustainable research culture at University of Asia Pacific (UAP) and encouraging knowledge generation through its various activities. 


Knowledge generation through innovative research is one of the main tasks of a university and universities/governments around the world are committed to promote a sustainable research culture in their campuses under the leadership of their own faculty members. In most universities worldwide, research is not an option but a requirement. UAP is not an exception. IEERD encourages faculty members and students to concentrate more on knowledge generation that can help to solve the countless problems faced by the human and ecosystem. 

Like all other universities, UAP is intensively investing in research to create a vibrant research oriented academic culture under the leadership VC and with generous support from BOT. IEERD is committed to support the knowledge generation at UAP through its various activities. At present, IEERD has four funding windows: IEERD UAP research grant, travel grant, grant for conference registration, and grant for publication charge. In fiscal year 2019-2020, the total budget allocated to IEERD was 1 crore 40 lacs (BDT 10.40 million).

IEERD provides funding to full time regular faculty members of UAP for quality research projects through IEERD UAP Research Grant. IEERD invites applications for research project funding two times a year. IEERD strongly encourages research proposals contained with novelty in the proposed areas of research and methodology that will produce innovative research outcomes publishable in reputed journals/books that are enlisted in acknowledged indices (such as ISI Web of Science and Scopus) and presentable in national and international forums. Early and mid-career faculty members and faculty members who did not apply earlier for research grant are especially encouraged to consider applying for research funding. All proposals submitted for IEERD UAP Research Grant are evaluated by the external peer reviewers.  

In addition, IEERD regularly organizes seminars and workshops related to research methodologies, writing skills, developing research ideas and publication techniques where world leading scholars and accomplished researchers are invited to share their experiences and train our respected faculty members and post-graduate students. 
To measure the impact of a university, research publications per faculty and citations per faculty are always used as two most important indicators. The weight given to these two indicators combined is around 40- 60% in the three major world university rankings at this moment namely, Times Higher Education Ranking (THE), Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and QS World University Ranking. Through its various funding windows and activities, IEERD provides strong emphasis on increasing the number of articles and citations in Scopus and ISI Web of Science indexed journals that will improve international research reputation of UAP and also reflects the quality of research conducted by UAP faculty members. 
UAP hopes to become one of the best universities in Asia within coming decades and, to achieve that ambition, increasing international research reputation and visibility through quality research and outstanding high-impact publications will remain as IEERD’s main focus. 

Thank you for kindly visiting our website and do let us know if you need any further information. 

Professor Dr. Muhammad Mizanur Rahaman 
Director, IEERD, UAP

 

Message from the Director

Dr. Muhammad Mizanur Rahaman

Professor and Director, IEERD, UAP

Email: ieerd@uap-bd.edu, rahamanmm-ce@uap-bd.edu.

PABX: +8802-58157091-4 (Ext: 602), Mobile: 01786491678

 

Trijit Dhar

Administrative Officer

Email: trijit@uap-bd.edu

PABX: +8802-58157091-4 (Ext: 165), Mobile: 01933104590 

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