Dean’s Message

The United International University has a unique pedagogical platform in addressing the 21st century’s social issues and concerns in Bangladesh in integration and synchronization with theoretical understanding.

After the WWII, South Asia has been in great social transformation with enormous economic growth and related development in infrastructure, globalization, and connectivity. This transformation is causing changes in family values, social mobility, job opportunity replacement, and consumption pattern in Bangladesh, which need to deal with the interdisciplinary knowledge.

Sociological perspectives on social change can be helpful in addressing the diverse issues. One major aspect of this change is to explore the consequences of value changes in family, community, and society in Bangladesh. Social mobility is important component in sociology but it needs to have equal opportunity for the different groups of people like day labor or coastal fishermen and young women, the disabled people, the ethnic groups and others. Our sociological vision is to understand this equality vision of social mobility. Moreover, old job opportunity is replacing with new one; sociological perspective would like to ask questions: are the marginalized people successful in securing their occupational status in new job market? Are the consumption behavior of people improving as the economic growth is in better position ever in Bangladesh? If the negative elements of such changes like deviance, downward social mobility, unemployment, and unsafe food consumption increase, sociological perspective would like to focus on the issues with the questions: are the individuals responsible for the cause by themselves? Or are such elements happening because of society or social products?  In addition to deeper theoretical landscape, social research methodology in terms of qualitative and quantitative approach will be the foundation in exploring social, cultural, political, economic and environmental aspects of issues and concerns, and their connection with global dynamics of power structure.

Based on the stronger blend between theory, methodology, and contemporary issues, the graduates of different programs of the SoHSS will have job opportunities at government organizations, Non-Government Organization (NGOs), Microfinance Institutes (MFIs), Bank, Multinational Corporation, international agencies, college and universities, and industrial park.   

In order to keep more scope and opportunities of higher studies open, plan of SoHSS is to introduce new but relevant programs gradually.

Hamidul Huq, PhD, WUR

Professor and Founding Dean

School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SoHSS)

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