Ridwanur Rahman

Ridwanur Rahman

Ridwanur Rahman

  • Student type: International
  • Degree type: Masters
  • Year commenced: 2019
  • Specialisation: Master of Environment and Sustainability

Why did you decide to do further studies at Monash Science? 
The Monash University Master of Environment and Sustainability is known to be one of the best interdisciplinary programs in the world. The faculty members are exceptional academics in their respective fields and therefore studying at Monash offers a great chance to be trained by such qualified academics. The Master of Environment and Sustainability also has a close tie with the world-renowned Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI). Therefore, the course offered a complete package to me.

In a few lines, tell us about your work and how it will impact the world or solve a challenge.
I work for the Government of Bangladesh. My main job responsibility revolves around appraisal and approval of different development projects of the government and formulation of key national policies which are aligned with national regulations and international commitment. The Government of Bangladesh received a UN award for its remarkable achievements in attaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly in reducing child mortality rate. And now the Government of Bangladesh has shifted its focus to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Therefore, as a member of the policy hub of Bangladesh, I will try to carry forward the knowledge gained from my Master’s course and implement it through effective policy making for the achievement of SDGs and leave a greener planet for my future generation.

What has been the highlight of your Master’s so far? 
The interdisciplinary nature of the Master of Environment and Sustainability is the highlight of my Master’s course. The course is designed in such a way that students from any discipline will find the course interesting. The interdisciplinary nature of the course has introduced me to students of other disciplines who share views on sustainability of our environment. It has helped me to broaden the landscape of my knowledge.

What are your plans after graduation?
After graduating from the Master of Environment and Sustainability, I will go back to Bangladesh and serve my country as Bangladesh Civil Service officer. As a policy maker, I will be working in the policy hub of Bangladesh and will get ample opportunity to reflect the learning of my course in the policy formulation of the Government of Bangladesh.

If you were to give some advice to someone who's thinking about pursuing a higher degree at Monash Science, what would you say?
It will be an amazing experience of your lifetime. It is not only about the course and the teaching staff but also the total “Monash Experience”, that will give you a sense of belonging to this huge Monash community.