To me, the purpose of education is to enable people to think critically and analytically about real-life problems and solve them. Albert Einstein said, “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”
Dr Munim is Associate Professor of Maritime Logistics at the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN). His main research interests include maritime economics, supply chain management, sustainable transport and forecasting. He received the Palgrave Macmillan Best Paper Award at the IAME 2016 Conference in Hamburg and, the KLU Young Researcher Best Paper Award at the IAME 2018 Conference in Mombasa. He served as an external consultant to the Transport Canada.
Dr Munim teaches several courses in Bachelor, Master and PhD level, broadly categorized as ‘Supply Chain Management’, ‘Maritime Economics’ and ‘Social Scientific (Research) Methods’. He also teach block-courses on ‘Bibliometric Analysis’ and ‘Structural Equation Modelling in R’ on PhD level. He published several scientific articles in leading maritime and management journals such as Journal of Business Research, Maritime Policy and Management, Maritime Economics & Logistics, Resources Conservation & Recycling, Asia Pacific Journal of Management and others.
Dr Munim pursued PhD in International Management at the University of Agder, Norway (concentration in Maritime Economics and Logistics), and MSc in Supply Chain Management at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria (specializations in Transport and Logistics, and Transport Geography Modeling). Apart from that, he holds a Bachelor in Business Administration degree (specialization in Finance) from the Eastern University, Bangladesh. Furthermore, he completed two modules of the Global Challenges in Transport programme at the University of Oxford. He has extensive training in ‘Structural Equation Modelling’ (SEM) from the University of Oslo and the University of Cambridge. Earlier in career, he also worked in the industry for 1.5 years as Credit Risk Analyst at United Finance Company Ltd.