On International Women’s Day 2019 the Yale-NUS College community is going to host prof. Nirmala Rao – vice chancellor of the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh. Prof. Rao will deliver a lecture on how the Asian University for Women works for an increased access to higher education for women in Asia.
Professor Nirmala Rao is the Vice Chancellor of the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh. After completing her PhD from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, she joined the Politics Department at Goldsmiths College where she was elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2003. She has published extensively in the field of urban governance and has served as an advisor to a range of bodies including the UK Audit Commission and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM).