The International Conference on Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries -WasteSafe 2013 will be held at the Department of Civil Engineering, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET), Khulna, Bangladesh. KUET started its first academic activities in 3 June 1974 establishing as Khulna Engineering College at 1967. The college was later converted to a degree awarding autonomous Institution called Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT), Khulna in July 1986 by the Government of Bangladesh. The Institute was upgraded and renamed as Khulna University of Engineering and Technology in September 2003. The university is aimed to take the leadership in promoting technological developments and management of the nation by strengthening engineering and technological education and research. KUET strives to a community of scholars and a center for learning and developing knowledge based capabilities which will promote academic achievements and research excellence.
The Department of Civil Engineering is one of the first academic disciplines of KUET started its first undergraduate academic curriculum in 1974. Later Masters’ and Ph.D. Programme started in 1994. It offers basic and advanced regular and optional courses in various civil engineering disciplines - Geotechnical and Geoenvironment, Structure, Environment, Transportation and Water Resources. As one of the developing countries, research in the above fields is extremely important in the national context of Bangladesh.
The university campus extends over an area of 101 acres and is located about 12km far from city center. The campus is tastefully laid out with beautiful plantation and with buildings of various nature and stature, clean and wide roads. The campus presents a spectacle of harmony in architecture and natural beauty.
- Prof. Dr. M. Alamgir Bangladesh
- Prof. Dr. R. Cossu Italy
- Prof. Dr. W. Bidlingmaier Germany
- Prof. Dr. E. Kraft Germany