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Thanks for reminding us the glorious day of Islamic history!

Announcements/News & Event / Re: AUPF News - 2019
« on: April 27, 2023, 06:38:33 PM »
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Alhamdulillah! DIU topped again in 2022 based on Scopus publication among private universities and 2nd among all universities (Public & private) in Bangladesh.


Nature Index is a database that records author affiliations and institutional relationships in natural sciences research. It tracks articles published in 82 reputable journals and provides a count and fractional share of publications at both institutional and national levels. The Index reflects the global output and collaboration in high-quality research and its data is updated regularly, with the latest 12 months available under a Creative Commons license.

🔹Daffodil International University has made its mark on the world of science and innovation by being ranked in the highly regarded Nature Index. This index showcases the finest in high-quality research and collaboration, and DIU is proud to be a part of it. Discover the cutting-edge science happening at DIU and see for yourself why they're leading the way!



DIU proved to be the best among all Private universities in Bangladesh in the Scopus Publication Ranking 2022. University of Dhaka (DU) has retained the highest position with 1293 (crossing 1200 milestones for the first time). Daffodil International University has surprisingly risen to the Second Highest contributor (899).

Daffodil International University, a promising private university in Bangladesh cultivates quality education and research for sustainable development of the teaching and learning practices of the university. The university has created a congenial environment for the faculty members and the students for doing research in a collaborative manner and networking with the local and foreign universities.


Daffodil International University achieves the Top Position in Bangladesh for the past six consecutive years (7th position in South Asia and 191st Globally) at "UI GreenMetric World University Rankings 2022".

Daffodil International University has been recognized as the most sustainable and environment friendly university in Bangladesh, according to the recently declared ‘UI GreenMetric World University Rankings 2022, released on December 12, 2022.

A total of 1050 universities from around the world participated and ranked in this year's GreenMetric rankings.


Rankings / DIU Ranked 5th in Bangladesh in QS Asia Rankings 2023
« on: April 27, 2023, 12:41:47 PM »
Daffodil International University (DIU) has achieved a prestigious position in the QS World University Rankings Asia 2023, released on November 8, 2022. Based on its outstanding performance and initiatives, QS has recognized Daffodil International University as one of the top 400 universities (351–400) in Asia among the 760 universities ranked this year. Besides, DIU has been ranked 78th among the universities in Southern Asia.

DIU has achieved fifth position among public & private universities and third among private universities in Bangladesh. In the 2023 edition, as a young university (established in 2002), Daffodil International University performed among the top 47% in the QS World University Rankings (Asia). This is not only a great achievement for Daffodil International University but for the country as well. This world ranking is offered mainly considering the quality education standards and research potentials of the ranked universities. DIU is recognized by QS as a "Highly Research-Intensive University."



Research valorisation is the process that adds value – social, environmental or economical – to research results. Knowledge is not only published but also transformed for users, customers and society, and such transformation calls upon knowledge and technology transfer (KTT).

KTT is part of the third mission of universities and is essential to research organisations. It requires a team, and it is risky and lengthy, but it can also be rewarding. All research fields, including humanities and social sciences, can engage in this process.

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Here’s how it works:

1. Choose your objectives
Your institution might have specific objectives and a strategy for research valorisation. Its frame will come from the legal context, national strategy and your institution’s policies. A successful KTT demands a strong alignment between the institution’s and the researchers’ objectives. Your motivation must be clear: is it to make your research more visible and “useful”? To generate collaborations and jobs? To make money? To create your own company? To attract good students? To boost your reputation? Or something else? The impact of research valorisation on your career recognition could be limited. Many researchers fear that valorisation will impede their ability to publish, but it’s not publish or valorise; you can do both in parallel.

2. Know your rights
As a creator of knowledge, you are an author (of publications, software, databases, algorithms or methods), an inventor (of technological solutions to technological problems) or a contributor to specific know-how. Your activity will create intellectual assets. Intellectual property (IP) is inevitable; it exists de facto (such as for software). So, you can try to ignore it, but it’s more professional to manage it. It’s all about appropriation and granting rights.

In most countries, the ownership of researchers’ creations goes to their employer. The creators nevertheless have many rights, including paternity (which is the right to request that communication about the creation mentions you as the inventor/creator) and financial incentives in the case of commercial exploitation; they are also often entitled to use research results IP to create a new company (spin-off). You must refer to your organisation’s legal framework and regulations.

To know more and make progress, you must contact an authority: your office in charge of research valorisation. Such offices may have various names. You may look for an office or department for valorisation, tech transfer, knowledge transfer, IP management or licensing. Those may be part of your organisation’s administration, the legal department, the research department or the rectorate or may even be in an external subsidiary. The common international name is KTO/TTO (knowledge/tech transfer office).

3. Build your team
The process of research valorisation is complex and requires skills that cannot be brought together in one person. You have to build a team that will provide you with all the necessary support for R&D activities, IP protection, understanding the users and negotiating. This team might include students, peers, partners, service providers and your KTO, which will oversee the whole process and liaise with relevant stakeholders. Your innovation ecosystem is crucial. Your transfer project might involve funding/innovation agencies, incubators, industrial or public partners or associations. Your core team must include a KTT professional (from your KTO), completed by an adviser or expert in the field of use of your results.

As the creator of those results, you are hugely valuable not only on the scientific side but also in identifying potential applications and partners.

4. Use the right tools
The first step is to inform your university through a simple formal procedure or document called an “invention disclosure”. Keep in mind that all sorts of results can be transferred, not only inventions. Although ideas circulate freely, several results can be protected: know-how, algorithms, inventions, devices, design, molecules or software, for example.

Explain what your results are, why they are original, what problems they address and the potential beneficiaries. Many KTOs have templates and can help you complete them based on your initial disclosure.

This is the basis for a “valorisation and exploitation plan”, which will help you throughout the process and can be used to get public funding for proof of concept, for example.

The IP protection strategy is a major issue. IP protection is compatible with publication (but you have to do it in the right order to avoid novelty destruction), open science and open-source policy. Protection can combine using IP tools (such as patents, copyright or trademarks) and maintaining confidentiality (secrecy). Discuss it with your KTO.

Once IP is protected, granting rights to a third party is possible through all kinds of licences, from a business use with financial objectives to a non-commercial use aimed at social impact, for instance.

The valorisation strategy must be built by the team, in accordance with your institution’s rules and policy. The pathway to effective transfer and use of your research results can include public funding, and sometimes the creation of a spin-off. Researchers are essential to this process, and support is available and necessary for you.

Written by: Christophe Haunold who is the head of the Partnership, Knowledge and Technology Transfer Office at the University of Luxembourg. He is also president of ASTP, the association of knowledge transfer professionals in Europe.


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