The Honorable Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh in her first address to the nation declared to establish an Accident Research Centre in mitigating the accident problem in the country. In a meeting regarding the Honorable Prime Minister's 100 days programs a decision was made to establish an Accident Research Centre at BUET. The Proposed Accident research started its activities from January 2002. At its inception activities were managed at the Traffic Engineering and Safety Research Centre of transportation and Traffic Engineering Division of the Civil Engineering Department, BUET. Later on the center sifted to its own full-fledged 4-storied building sides the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP), BUET. After nearly six years of launching, the Accident Research Institute (ARI) has been established by the Syndicate of BUET in its 418th meeting held on 12 January 2008 following the recommendation of the Finance Committee on 08/01/2008 (Office Order No- Songstha/E-30/Re-3806, Dated- 29/01/2008) by converting the erstwhile Accident Research Centre (ARC).
Board of Governors
The Board of Governors (BOG) of the Accident Research Institute (ARI) will be headed by the Vice-Chancellor, BUET as Chairman of the Board. The Board consists of the following members:
Dean, Faculty of Civil Engineering.
Dean, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
Dean, Faculty of Architecture & Planning.
Representative from the following Ministries (Not below the rank of Joint-Secretary)
--Ministry of Communications
--Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
--Ministry of Education
One reputed Professor/Professional in the field of safety research, accident prevention and injury control nominated by the Vice Chancellor
Chairman, Bangladesh Road Transport Authority.
Chief Engineer, Roads & Highways Department.
Chairman, Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority.
One teacher from the Institute not below rank of Associate Professor or equivalent nominated by the Vice Chancellor.
Director of Accident Research Institute will be the Member Secretary.