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Asian University for Women Welcomes New Vice Chancellor, Professor Nirmala Rao
Chittagong, Bangladesh
19, Sep, 2016


2016-9-26-nirmala-vc-announcementAsian University for Women Welcomes New Vice Chancellor, Professor Nirmala Rao

Chittagong, Bangladesh, September 19, 2016 – Asian University for Women is pleased to announce Professor Nirmala Rao will be AUW’s new Vice Chancellor starting February 2017. Originally from India, Professor Rao is a distinguished political scientist who has served as Pro Director of SOAS at the University of London for many years. Professor Rao is an expert on urban governance and has published widely in the field of comparative politics and public policy. She has extensive experience in public service and has served as an advisor to a range of bodies including the UK Audit Commission, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) and the Government of India.

AUW’s longstanding Chancellor Mrs. Cherie Blair expressed her elation at Professor Rao’s appointment.  Mrs. Blair commented: “I have known Professor Rao for a number of years. She is an experienced, thoughtful and highly effective University administrator. AUW is indeed fortunate to have a person of such stellar background to lead our institution.”

AUW’s Founder Mr. Kamal Ahmad expressed similar sentiments: “In Professor Rao AUW has found an inspired leader. She combines a deep understanding of our region and an expertise in driving excellence at a top institution. I know that AUW will be transformed into a more vital institution under her leadership.”