Sazzad Siddiqui has a master degree in peace and conflict studies from University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. He is now writing a master thesis on implementation challenges of peace accord.
Why did you choose the master program in public administration to further your studies?
The rigorous research priority of the program mainly inspired me.
How has the transition from bachelor to master level studies been?
I have been serving as a full time faculty at the University of Dhaka since 2008 after completion of my bachelor and first master degree from that University. I have also published some academic articles in recognized journals in this transition.
What are you writing your master’s thesis about? Why did you choose this topic?
Implementation challenges of peace accord. This issue helps to intermingle the issues of public policy and peace studies since my background is in peace and conflict studies.
What is your best memory from studying at the master’s program so far?
The cordial responses from the faculty members and the administrative staff.
What are your plans for when you complete the degree?
To go back home and continue my previous working position as faculty at the University of Dhaka. Utilize my research training from the University of Bergen and experiences in my academic interests and expertise.
Why should new applicants choose the master program in public administration?
Because of the great focus on research using first hand data.
Do you have any tips for new master students?
Feel free to communicate the resource persons when you feel any ambiguity in academic jargon and debate.