Monash University CMO, director visit UCB campus

Monash University’s Chief Marketing Officer, Fabian Marrone, and Director of International Marketing and Recruitment, Jenny McHendrie, paid a visit to Universal College Bangladesh (UCB), a renowned education provider in Bangladesh.

During the visit on 28 May, Marrone and McHendrie engaged in discussions with UCB representatives, covering various topics such as Monash’s pathway programmes, high graduate employability rates, and scholarship opportunities.

Monash University, ranked among the top 50 universities globally and second in Australia according to The Times Higher Education Rankings 2023, offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and Ph.D. programmes. Their emphasis on double degrees sets them apart.

The Monash University officials met with teachers and staff in the presence of Manas Singh, CEO of the STS Group, and Amit Prasad, COO of UCB. The meeting showcased UCB’s commitment to creating better educational pathways for Bangladeshi students, including initiatives to help students prepare for successful job placements and brighter futures. One such initiative is Monash Talent, a student job placement service available to Monash College and Monash University students studying in Australia.

During the visit, Marrone and McHendrie also had the opportunity to tour UCB’s campus facilities. They commended UCB’s efforts in delivering world-class education through Monash College programs in Bangladesh.

The collaboration between Monash College and UCB offers Bangladeshi students a transformative educational experience. By starting their journey at UCB and then transitioning to Monash University, students can gain valuable knowledge and skills, enabling them to make a global impact.

Manas Singh, CEO of STS Group, expressed his pleasure in hosting Fabian Marrone and Jenny McHendrie, emphasizing the shared goal of providing international quality education to Bangladeshi students.

Fabian Marrone, CMO of Monash University, expressed his satisfaction with the visit, stating that Monash University is committed to offering top-tier education to international students, including those from Bangladesh. The university aims to equip students with future-ready knowledge and skills, preparing them for successful careers. Marrone also acknowledged the significant contribution of international education to the vibrancy of Monash’s campus, the state, and the country, fostering stronger ties between nations.

Monash University’s visit to Bangladesh reflects UCB’s unwavering dedication to delivering world-class education and nurturing future leaders in the country. The collaboration between the two institutions holds the potential to shape a bright future for Bangladeshi students.


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Prof. Hew Gill

Pro Vice-Chancellor

Ms. Aura Rahman

Lecturer, Biology

Aura Rahman


Aura Rahman is a lecturer at Universal College Bangladesh. She is also acting as a coordinator for the Monash University Foundation Year program. Aura attained her bachelor’s (BSc in Biomedical Sciences) from University College London, United Kingdom. She then completed her master’s (Msc in Biotechnology) from North South University. Her research interest lies in the field of genomic epidemiology of infectious diseases. Her contribution in several local and international research projects have led to publications in several highly ranked peer-reviewed journals including BMC Genomics, Nature Scientific Reports, Science and FEMS Microbiology Letters.

Mr. Md Kamal Hossain

Lecturer, Mathematics

Md. Kamal Hossain


Mr. Kamal Hossain is working as a Lecturer at Universal College Bangladesh. He completed B.Sc. in Mathematics and M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Dhaka. He is an M Phil researcher at BUET. His research interests are mathematical modeling in biology, machine learning programming, etc. Some of his research papers are in the pipeline for publication in international journals. He is a lifetime member of the Dhaka University Mathematics Alumni Association.

Ms. Ambreen Zaman

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, CSE

Ambreen Zaman

Senior Lecturer

Ambreen Zaman is a senior lecturer with eight years of experience in various local universities in Bangladesh. She is currently pursuing a PhD degree at the University of Bremen, Germany. She obtained a master’s degree in information technology from the Institute of Information Technology at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her research papers have been published in national and international journals and conferences. The area of research she is most interested in is human-computer interaction.

Mr. Dewan Muhammad Nur -A Yazdani

Senior Lecturer, Global Studies

Dewan Muhammad Nur -A Yazdani

Senior Lecturer

Dewan Yazdani is a Senior Lecturer at the Universal College Bangladesh. He is also acting as the MONASH University Foundation Program Coordinator. Dewan attained his MSc (Research Methods) from Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom. He also has a master’s degree in international business from the University of Wollongong, Australia. His research interest lies in the field of Social Media Marketing, Digital Marketing, Higher Education Marketing, Service Marketing, Public Health, and Consumer Behavior. Dewan Yazdani also published in leading local and international academic journals such as PLOS ONE, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Health Security, Annals of Global Health, Journal of Advanced Research in Economics and Administrative Sciences.

Ms. Tazin Islam Nova

Adjunct Lecturer-Law, UCB

Mr. Monirul Hasan

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Computer Science

Ms. Nahida Parvin

Lecturer, Business Studies

Nahida Parvin


Nahida Parvin is a lecturer at Universal College Bangladesh. Before joining UCB, she worked as a lecturer of accounting and marketing at Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology (AUST). Nahida has received her MBA & BBA degrees, majoring in Accounting & Information Systems, from the University of Dhaka. She has been the recipient of “Dean’s Honor Award 2018”, awarded by the University of Dhaka. Currently, Nahida is on study leave. She is pursuing her second master’s degree in “Quantitative Finance & Data Science” at Oklahoma State University, USA. Her research interest lies in the field of ESG accounting, ESG finance, circular economy, and data analytics in the field of accounting and finance. Apart from being a lecturer, Nahida also served as a program coordinator for Monash University Foundation Year program at UCB from August 2021 to May 2023.

Ms. Habiba Kibria

Lecturer, Marketing

Habiba Kibria

Senior Lecturer

Ms Habiba Kibria is a working as a Senior Lecturer at Universal College Bangladesh. She completed her Masters in Marketing from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and holds a double degree in Bachelor of Marketing and Human Resource Management from North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has been in academia throughout her career- from being a Lecturer to a Student Councilor to a Country Manager for a foreign university. Her area of interest lies in customer service management, consumer behavior and digital marketing. She holds the Duke of Edinburgh award at Broze level and has been awarded as one of the best project coordinators during her high school community service days. She was an active volunteer at Jaago Foundation and participated in multiple fundraising events. She was also the official Master of Ceremony for her university both in Bangladesh and in Australia.

Ms. Farin Daulah

Lecturer, English

Farin Daulah

Senior Lecturer

Ms Farin Daula is working as a senior lecturer at UCB. She is a trained education professional from the UK and has a degree in Education and English from University of Surrey, UK. She also holds a Master’s in management from Westminster University, UK. Ms Farin received her teacher training at the department of Continuing Education, University of Oxford, UK. Ms Farin is the founder of the education platform, One Circle. She is a certified mental health first aider and a life coach. She has extensive experience in the life-skills education sector, working in various schools and non-profit organizations in London and Dhaka. She is the author of the Tara and Joy children’s book series. The first book of this series called “Tara and Joy: Body Safety” is available now both in Bengali and English version.