On 4th February 2020, IEEE AIUB Student Branch successfully organized an informative seminar on ‘ROAD TO SWEDEN’ in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering, AIUB. The seminar was successfully conducted by Mahir Mahdee, Postgraduate student, Renewable Electricity Production, Uppsala University, Sweden; Former Facility Management Engineer and HR Executive, Compagnie Mauricienne de Textile LTTE.

The seminar was inaugurated by the opening remarks from Prof. Dr. A.B.M Siddique Hossain, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; Advisor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch, who talked about the importance of higher studies to students’ life for enriching their professional career. He also gave the participants a brief idea about the education system of Sweden along with its lifestyle. He concluded by urging the students to be more proactive and suggested to develop skills instead of running for grades.

Then, Mahir Mahdee took the stage and initiated the session by giving a short introduction to his educational and professional career. He then talked about the reasons for Sweden being the ideal place for higher studies and the wide range of job scopes it provides. Subsequently, he gave a detailed overview of Uppsala University, Sweden, including its offered programs, impressive scholarship opportunities, and fee structures. Besides, he talked in detail about applying to Uppsala University along with the admission requirements. Afterward, he talked about various research scopes that Uppsala University provides annually with healthy funding opportunities and support. Later, he concluded with an interactive Question-Answer session.

After that, Tasnuva Tasneem, Motivator & Coordinator, IEEE Women in Engineering AIUB Student Branch Chapter; Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB delivered the concluding speech where she discussed the importance of pursuing higher studies abroad and suggested the participants to develop their practical knowledge and skills for staying in contention in this competitive world. Later, Tasnuva Tasneem presented a token of appreciation to the speaker Mahir Mahdee. A group photo session was carried out, which marked the end of the seminar. The session was graced by the presence of 68 registered participants.