University of Barisal (Bengali: বরিশাল বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় Boriśāl Biśbôbidyālôẏ also known as Barisal University or simply BU), is a public university located in Barisal, a city in southern Bangladesh. It is the only general public university in Barisal division and the country's 33rd public university. It was established in 2011 and started educational activities on 24 January 2012. The university offers degrees in undergraduate levels. There are twenty academic departments under six faculties.