Noakhali Science And Technology University (popularly known as NSTU) is a newly established public university in the coastal terrain Noakhali of Bangladesh. It is the 27th public university (out of 32) and fifth science and technology university in Bangladesh. Its foundation stone was laid on 11 October 2003 and academic activities started on 22 June 2006. It has three faculties and fourteen departments.
NSTU has about 1658 undergraduate and postgraduate students. It has 70 teachers. 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. Former 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 greater districts where there was no university. The aim of founding a science and technology university as defined in the project pro-formal 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.