|In addition to the above, the UGC runs an elaborate program of research, award, and scholarships for higher studies in Bangladesh leading to Ph.D. and grants research fellowships to colleges and universities for staff development in higher education, gives prizes for original research, organizes, seminars, workshops, and supports/sponsors other activities that stimulate research and enhance academic standards. The UGC has lately initiated a scheme for the establishment of an Academy for Staff Development, meant for the teachers of colleges and universities. The commission has published a few textbooks with financial support from the World Bank. At present it is actively collaborating with Bangla Academy for production of standard textbooks and monographs in our national language with a view to meeting the needs of the university students and teachers.
The Commission also fosters programs that promote international collaboration in the field of research, exchange of information, technology transfer, and staff development.