The School benefits from its direct link to BRAC – the world’s largest NGO renowned for its pioneering innovative health and development projects for the poor – and icddr,b – a premier international health research centre – and BRAC University enabling access to a full range of other disciplines and sectors required for effective public health training and research.
BRAC University: The University currently has 7 departments, 4 schools, 3 institutes and 1 centre for languages. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in 14 disciplines along with postgraduate diploma and certificate programmes. The University aims to develop core capacities to accelerate equitable development in Bangladesh. The School has active links to various centres of the University such as Development Studies, Governance and Education that provide depth expertise to diverse disciplinary and intersectoral perspectives essential to address complex public health problems.
BRAC: BRAC’s development programs spanning microfinance, education, legal rights, water and sanitation and health target the poor and ultra-poor, and offer a dynamic and diverse learning laboratory for students of public health. The School draws on the program expertise of BRAC in health and related sectors for formal teaching, field-based experiential learning and collaborative research. BRAC International works in 9 countries around the world including Afghanistan, Haiti, Liberia, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Southern Sudan, and Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Uganda. The School draws on the rapidly growing presence of BRAC International to identify students for its training programs, enrich its curricula and forge opportunities for collaborative research.
icddr,b: The high concentration of world class scientists and cutting-edge health research at icddr,b brings the opportunity of the best science and latest knowledge to School’s teaching programs and research. Icddr,b scientists are faculty of the School teaching courses and advising students doing research or writing theses. Moreover its urban and rural field research sites e.g. Matlab and clinical facilities offer important hands-on learning opportunities for students.