History of IST
Moment of the Foundation of IST
Every great accomplishment begins with a dream, a vision that motivates people to shape their thoughts into a powerful reality. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Behind the establishment of IST the dreamer was Professor Abdus Salam. He deeply believed that `scientific thought is the common heritage of all mankind’ and he had the dream that the developing world should benefit and could contribute substantially to that heritage, on par with the developed world.
He also believed that Islam is the fundamental part of any scientific work. He once wrote that “the Holy Quran enjoins us to reflect on the verities of Allah’s created laws of nature; however, that our generation has been privileged to glimpse a part of His design is a bounty and a grace for which I render thanks with a humble heart.”
During his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize in Physics, Salam quoted verses from the Quran and stated:
“Thou seest not, in the creation of the All-merciful any imperfection, Return thy gaze, seest thou any fissure? Then Return thy gaze, again and again. Thy gaze, Come back to thee dazzled, aweary.” (67:3–4) This, in effect, is the faith of all physicists; the deeper we seek, the more is our wonder excited, the more is the dazzlement for our gaze.
He has been able to realize his dream by establishing the International center of science, technology and environment for densely populated regions (ICSTED).
ICSTED aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Science, Technology, Environment and Development. It will also provide a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners, and educators to come and present the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Science, Technology, Environment and Development.
IST is the outcome of his dream. It is one of the 8 centers in Southeast Asia located in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was founded by Professor Dr. Shahida Rafique in 1993. This institution is always concerned about the quality of education with the motto “A Center of Excellence for Education”. IST is conducting renowned and highly demanding honor’s and master’s courses with distinction.
First Campus Building of IST
First Director of IST
First and Second Batch of IST
Own permanent campus building, situated at Dhanmondi. A peaceful, quiet and calm environment with spacious air-conditioned classroom, Rich library ( around 10000 books ) and auditorium. On campus doctor and medical services are available.
IST future campus is located at Nobodoy Housing, Mohammadpur, Dhaka. Total land area is 12 katha and it is an 8 storied building. There are a spacious, air conditioned multimedia classrooms, computer lab, electrical lab, communication lab, hardware lab, network lab, server room, IT support room, digital library, separate prayer rooms for male and female students, separate common room, auditorium, seminar/conference room, mosque, rooftop cafeteria, open terrace, substations, solar panels, lifts, stairs, fire escapes, faculty and administrative rooms, teacher’s lounge, playground, and information center. The new campus is designed to have a green environment where natural light and air can easily flow into the building thus creating an eco-friendly and healthy structure.