Professor Dr. M. Wahiduzzaman, Professor of the University of Dhaka and the former Vice Chancellor, Noakhali Science and Technology University (NSTU), Noakhali, Bangladesh. He is an academician, educationist and administrator. He is also a noted public intellectual, media personality and change-maker. Dr. Wahiduzzaman was awarded the ‘The Friend of the Humanity” award on 2019 by the Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures (RCWBC) at Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan for his relentless fight against communalism and thereby championing the cause of humanity.
Born to the parents, Mrs. Halima Ahmed and Mr. Azharuddin Ahmed on 1st September, 1964 in the Kathalia Upazilla, Jhalakhati district (formerly Barisal district), Dr. Wahiduzzaman, a gifted child, showed early signs of success in life. He was also different from other children. No doubt, he was born into a religious family but his upbringing took place in a totally non-communal environment. From his early childhood, he was imbued with the finer attributes in life such as humanistic social and moral values, mutual respect for each other, progressive political consciousness and non-communal spirits. As a child, he was also influenced by the spirits of political activism of his father and he participated in political rallies either knowingly or unknowingly in the late 1960s.  As a child, he was often heard chanting the much popular slogan of the time, “Let’s us break the lock of the prison and free Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” the imprisoned leader of Awami League in the late 1960s.
Schooled into the Bihari Pilot High School, Bhandaria, Dr. Wahiduzzaman received his higher secondary education from the famous Brozomohan College in Barishal. He received his LL.B and LL. M degrees from Dhaka University (DU). However, later he studied education and received an M. A. degree in education with a first class first position from his alma mater. At last, he went to England for higher studies and completed his doctoral studies. The topic of his doctoral dissertation was “The Role of Mass Media in Non-Formal under the Education in Bangladesh with special regard to Television and Radio” which he completed in 2005 under the supervision of Emeritus Professor Dr. W. G. Morgan at the University of Nottinghamshire, England. An accomplished scholar, Dr. Wahiduzzaman has already published 23 research papers in different national and international journals to his credit. He has also presented a series of research papers in different national and international seminars. An active educationist, he has been involved in a number of academic bodies in different capacities dedicated to improve the quality of higher education in Bangladesh.