On 5th September 2021, the IEEE AIUB Student Branch successfully organized a webinar session as a part of Erasmus Mundus Association Bangladesh's Symposium Series 2021 titled “One Scholarship Preparation, Thousands of Opportunities: Erasmus+ Mundus, Marie Curie and Hundred other European Scholarships'' in collaboration with the Erasmus Mundus Association - Bangladesh. The webinar session was organized using the ZOOM Meeting platform. The major focus of this webinar was to give a brief idea about the procedure of applying for Masters' or PhD degrees at Erasmus and other European universities including the all the trifles of this cosmopolitan opportunity to attain a worldwide transcription of post-graduate degrees. The session was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. ABM Siddique Hossain, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; Advisor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch; who welcomed the honorable Speakers Md. Ashiqur Rahman and Sayed Muhammad Baker and also the participants. Prof. Hossain talked about importance of scholarship and also discussed about the Erasmus Mundus Association and their scholarship opportunities opening international doors for Bangladeshi students.
The session started with the opening remarks from the speaker Mr. Md. Ashiqur Rahman; Vice President, Erasmus Mundus Association; Research Fellow, Spanish National Research Council (Spain); H2020 MSCA ITN ED-ARCHMAT PhD. The speaker started the session by showing his gratitude towards IEEE AIUB Student Branch, and the participants. Then he discussed the scholarships preparation, the secret of becoming successful, and why higher study in abroad is important. Later, Mr. Rahman talked about HSA statistics Information for Bangladesh, Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programs, EMJMD Funding scholarship and showed EMJMD Scholarships in International level. After that he discussed about the Marie Sklodowaska-Curie Actions (MSCA) and scholarship opportunities in European countries. Finally, Mr. Rahman concluded his speech by discussing how the participants can ensure to be a better candidate for the selection process. Afterward, Mr. Sayed Muhammad Baker, Country Representative for Bangladesh, Erasmus Mundus Association (EMA AISBL); PhD Candidate (H2020 MSCA), Technical University of Kaiserslautern (Germany); Project Engineer, COHERENT-DILAS Diodenlaser GmbH (Germany); Lecturer at AIUB (on study leave) took the floor to discuss about the selection criteria for the master’s program, and the importance of a quality CV. Mr. Baker concluded his speech by suggesting everyone to focus on IELTS and thanking everyone for joining the event. Therefore, an interactive Question-and-Answer session took place where the speakers effectively answered the questions from the participants.
Later, Dr. Mohammad Hasan Imam, Counselor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Advisor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch EMBS Chapter; Secretary, IEEE Bangladesh Section EMBS Chapter; Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB took the platform and presented the virtual token of appreciation to the honorable speakers. And then he gave the concluding speech where he appreciated the initiative taken by the student branch to organize this webinar session and thanked the honorable speakers. The session graced by the presence of Mr. Kawshik Shikder, Motivator, IEEE AIUB SB, Asst. Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB along with other faculty members and students as well as 380+ registered participants from different universities along with executive branch members and volunteers.