Noakhali Science and Technology University is a newly established public university in the coastal terrain Noakhali of Bangladesh. It is the 27th public university and fifth science and technology university in Bangladesh when it established, while in 2013, it places as 10th public university and 2nd science and technology university in national ranking. Its foundation stone was laid on 11 October 2003 and academic activities started on 22 June 2006.Founding a science and technology university in a coastal terrain like Noakhali is significant. A newly accrued coastal system may render this university a versatile field station to study the pattern of changes in the seashore and to harness its opportunities.HistoryFormer Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia laid the foundation stone of Noakhali Science and Technology University on 11 October 2003.Earlier the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina takes necessary steps to established this university. At 11 July 2001 her government passed a law in the parliament.Its construction work was formally inaugurated on 24 March 2005. It is the fifth of 12 such universities the government decided in 1997 to establish in the 12 erstwhile greater districts where there was no university.The aim of founding a science and technology university as defined in the project pro-forma is to mold merit into skilled work force and to develop centers of excellence to create and disseminate knowledge. Innovating new technologies and developing the old ones is one of the research and development (R&D) objectives of these universities.CampusNoakhali University of Science and Technology is being built at Sonapur, 8 kilometers southwest of Maijdee. It has a land area of 101acre covering 93 Salla and 95 Noakhali Mouza.