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Finance Students Travel to Bangladesh with World Bank

Apr 24, 2014
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

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5 Master of Finance students and 3 MBA students from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business are in Bangladesh April 16-26, 2014 on a one-week mission with the World Bank to explore the possibility of expanding rural electrification through solar energy micro-grids. 

Yesterday, students met with Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus at the Yunus Center. 

"We were all very excited to meet Dr. Yunus. It is a precious experience for us to meet the most celebrated personnel in Bangladesh," said Tao Wang, a 2014 MFin candidate. "With the fame of Nobel Prize and the devotion in helping the rural areas, Dr. Yunus’ insights will be a shining add-on to our project." 

Read more about the trip in daily activity logs by Mandy Liu and Menglin Wang.

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