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A Dream Deferred for a Decade but No More…AUW to launch Campus Center Construction

Posted on May 18, 2022

Written by AUW

Chattogram, Bangladesh — May 18, 2022—Over 10 years ago, Asian University for Women (AUW) commissioned architects Moshe Safdie and Associates to both master plan a purpose-built campus and design the Campus Center. After so many years of waiting, tomorrow (Thursday, May 19) at 10:00am Bangladesh time, the long awaited construction of the Campus Center will begin with a shovel in the ground, following an elegant design, and witnessed by scores of students and other members of our growing community.

The initiation of the Campus Center construction has been made possible by major gifts from Fast Retailing Foundation; Annie Chen of Hong Kong; Kuwait Awaqf Fund; and scores of​well wishers from Bangladesh and around the world. The Government of Bangladesh gifted 140 acres of land on which this Campus Center and other facilities will be built over time.

We expect this to be the destination and home of 11,000 women from all around the world who refuse to be cowed by global injustices and deploy their knowledge and solidarity to reshape the future.

Thursday, May 19, 2022
10:00 – 11:00 AM Bangladesh time
Join us on this celebration live: