Md. Mustafa Saroar
Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET)
Khulna -9203, Bangladesh.
Cell: 8801790004215, Mail : [email protected]
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Hello, welcome to my personal profile. Your valuable comments and suggestions are most welcome. I have more than 20 years of experience in teaching and research in university system, collaborative research program management, academic and development administration, and advisory/ consultancy service. As a senior Professor, I have been working as the Head/Chair of the Department of Urban & Regional Planning of Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET), Bangladesh for seven years in a row. Earlier, I was affiliated with Khulna University and I assumed several positions including (a) Professor & Head of Urban and Rural Planning Discipline, (b) Founding Chair/Head of Development Studies Discipline and (c) Director of Planning and Development Department at Khulna University, Bangladesh. I am a Professor of Urban Sustainability with a focus on Global South. I work on broader aspects of Sustainability and Global Change Science which covers among others- urban sustainability and healthy city, urban DRR and climate adaptation, multi-functional urban wetland and resilient urban ecosystem, urban WASH and FSM, urban poverty, livelihood and food system. I did my PhD in climate adaptation from the Regional and Rural Development Planning program of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), in Bangkok, Thailand. As a Norwegian Government Scholar (NMFA), I spent part of my PhD research at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. Earlier, I completed my Masters in Regional Development Planning (Spatial Planning) from the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany as a DAAD (German Government) scholar. My Bachelor is in Urban and Rural Planning. I have a full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree as well. Apart from teaching and research, I worked for many international organizations/institutions including UNICEF, UNDP, FAO, WHO, USAID, DFID, GIZ, RVO, and CGIAR institutions in various capacities. I have published from world renowned publishers including SpringerNature, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Blackwell & Wiley, Routledge, Cell, Cambridge University Press, Emerald, IGI Global and from others around 50 publications in refereed books, international journals, and conference proceedings. As of June 2023, I have authored/co-authored more than 30 Scopus/Web of Science indexed peer reviewed international publications (excluding Conference Proceedings). My Scopus H index 11. I have been serving as an Associate Editor of 4 indexed Journals of SpringerNature, Emerald and Frontiers publisher. I have traveled over 30 countries and presented about three dozens of papers in International Conference/Seminar held in Asia, Europe, Africa, Oceania (Australia), Latin America and North America including the USA. I have participated as an observer and panelist at the United Nations Climate Change Conferences (COPs) several times. Therefore, I have established a strong professional network and ties with many individuals and institutions. I have been invited as an expert panel/round-table discussant on issues of Urban Sustainability by mainstream medias (electronic & press), government agencies, international organizations, and industry. Almost a dozen of my interviews have published/appeared in mainstream/leading print and electronic media outlets (news channels) in Bangladesh. Thank you for your interest.
Last Update: 31 Jul 2023