The University of Dhaka (commonly referred to as Dhaka University or just DU) () is a publicresearch university in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. Established in 1921, University of Dhaka is the first university of the Bangladeshi nation. Given the political history of Bangladesh, it is believed that had the University of Dhaka not been established in 1921, there would not have been today's independent and sovereign Bangladesh. With more than 32,000 students and 1600 teachers,it is the largest university in the country, and popularly known as "the Oxford of the East". Almost ninety percent members of the country's public service come from the University of Dhaka,while the university enjoys the highest allocation of the government's education fund.