The main aim of the study is to formulate a process to establish an integrated centre for higher maritime studies and research in Bangladesh. An assessment is made to verify the need for such specialised higher education and research at postgraduate and at doctoral level for the maritime and shipping personnel. It also highlights the need and appropriation for in-service continued education and research. The geographical location, historical background of the emergence of this new country in 1971 and the rehabilitation programme thereafter (in shipping sector) is described. Its diplomatic and political relation with other regional countries is discussed briefly. A brief look is taken to review the existing maritime education, the requirement of post-sea and shipping trade related higher education and research. The roles and responsibilities of shipping managers, maritime administrators and maritime lecturers are examined. The local, regional and global impact of this university and scope to perform as a regional university is acknowledged.