The University of Chittagong is a public research university situated in the suburban area of Hathazari, Chittagong district, Bangladesh. The university was established in 1966. The campus is 22 km. north of Chittagong city. The University of Chittagong is surrounded by hills, and bisected by a small stream, which made this university a famous tourist spot across the country. It is a multidisciplinary research university. The university ranks among the top public and private universities of Bangladesh. Currently, it is the third largest University in Bangladesh with more than 22,000 students and about 800 faculty members.