For more than a decade University of Asia Pacific has been functioning as a unique institution of higher learning. Its reputation has grown rapidly, as it has already achieved eminence above most of the seats of higher learning of the country. Its commitment to excellence is demonstrated through the quality of its academic services and its invaluable contribution to learning. With its eminent administrators and excellent faculty members it is assuming a leading role in the educational arena of Bangladesh
University of Asia Pacific (UAP) was established in 1996 as a private university under the Private University Act 1992, with a vision to enhance the opportunities for higher education in Bangladesh. Its curriculum has been approved by The University Grants Commission of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The university started its operation, i.e. the first semester of classes, in 1996, and offered four-year bachelor degree programs in Computer Science and Technology and Business Administration only. Now UAP offers undergraduate programs in Architecture, Business Administration, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering and Pharmacy. University of Asia Pacific Foundation, a non-profit, non-commercial organization based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, has sponsored UAP. The principal aim of the Foundation is to promote human and social development through, inter alia, improved educational opportunities, innovative educational programs relevant to the needs of an emerging society and to develop skills, know how and awareness of the youth through appropriate institutional means.
The foundation has been established by a group of eminent educationists, industrialists and administrators who share the same vision and social commitments. The University of Asia Pacific is the first project of the foundation aimed at realizing these noble goals.