BRAC University (BRACU) was established in 2001. It follows liberal arts approach to education which nurtures fresh ideas and gives new impetus in the field of tertiary education. It ensures a high quality of education and aims to meet the demands of the contemporary times. Building on BRAC's experience of seeking solution to challenges posed by extreme poverty, BRACU hopes to instill in its students a commitment to working towards national development and progress. The medium of instruction and examination at BRAC University is English. BRACU is accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of Bangladesh.