On Sunday, 11 September 2022, the European Union Delegation (EUD) to Bangladesh, in collaboration with the Erasmus Mundus Association Bangladesh, successfully organized "Information Session: Erasmus+ Programme Opportunities", followed by a caravan campaign, "Erasmus+ Roadshow". The event was hosted by the American International University- Bangladesh (AIUB). The program started at 09:30 AM with 350+ pre-registered students, graduates, faculty members and professionals from different industries at the AIUB auditorium. The session's objective was to provide information about the opportunities to current and prospective students interested in pursuing their higher education in Europe under the Erasmus+ Programme.
Prof. Dr. A.B.M Siddique Hossain, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB initiated the session with his welcome speech. He welcomed everyone and talked briefly about AIUB and Erasmus Mundus. Afterward, Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna, Vice Chancellor, AIUB delivered her kind words of wisdom on the Erasmus Mundus Program. Later, she explained the Bangladesh’s situation and the position of AIUB in the Erasmus Mundus Program. Afterwards, Mr. Charles Whiteley, His Excellency, The Ambassador of the European Union Delegation to Bangladesh thanked the Vice Chancellor and Dean for their kind words. He then expressed his delight at the opportunity to collaborate with Bangladesh to deliver such a distinguished event to the country. He also described the Erasmus Mundus Program and how to achieve it. Ms. Jui Chakma, Programme Manager, EU Delegation, gave a presentation on "Erasmus+ programme opportunities in Higher education." where she explained the Erasmus+ Program in full detail and the process surrounding the Program. Afterwards, Md. Ashiqur Rahman, President (Ad Interim), Erasmus Mundus Association (EMA), explained greater inclusivity on Erasmus+ and the perspective of Bangladesh. Then, Sayed Muhammad Baker, Country Representative for Bangladesh, Erasmus Mundus Association (EMA), explained the Erasmus+ Program's guidelines and recent revisions. The event was graced by the presence of Ms. Jurate Smalskyte, Counsellor and Team Leader, Education and Human Development, EU Delegation, Mr. Towheed Feroze, Media and Information officer, EU Delegation.
Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna, Vice Chancellor, AIUB, Prof. Dr. A.B.M. Siddique Hossain, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB, and Prof. Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman, Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB presented tokens of appreciation to honorable chief guest and European Union Delegation to Bangladesh. After the information session, the Honorable Ambassador, Vice Chancellor, Dean, Associate Dean, European Union Delegation to Bangladesh, Teachers, and guests went to the designated premise to inaugurate the caravan campaign, "Erasmus+ Roadshow". At the end of the program, a photo session was arranged, flyers and T-shirts were gifted by Erasmus.