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Bangladeshi academic receives Charles Sturt University teaching excellence award

Dr Mir Rabiul Islam, a Charles Sturt University psychologist has been named the winner of the Vice-Chancellorís Teaching Excellence Award for 2005.

From the School of Social Sciences and Liberal Studies on the University's Bathurst Campus, Dr Islam is the course coordinator of the largest undergraduate psychology course. He is coordinating courses for over 450 students.

This is a highly competitive award where over 500 academic staff from seven faculties at Charles Sturt University are short listed for the final nomination.

Dr Islam was born in Rajshahi, Bangladesh in 1960 and obtained his PhD in Psychology from the University of Bristol, UK. He is admired by his colleagues and students as an innovative, encouraging, and highly approachable teacher.

The award will be presented to Dr Islam in May at the Faculty of Arts graduation ceremony.

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