On 21st November 2021, the IEEE AIUB Student Branch successfully organized a webinar titled “AIUBians on ERASMUS” through the virtual platform of the ZOOM Meeting App. The webinar was conducted by AIUB alumni who achieved the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for their post-graduate studies over the years. The aim of the event was to concentrate on the opportunities of obtaining the prestigious scholarship for higher education.

The first session was conducted by Mr. Akib Jayed Islam, COSI 2020-22. He proceeded by introducing himself and sharing his expertise in the field with the Erasmus+ program in Computational Color and Spectral Imaging (COSI). He discussed the enrollment process and how applicants can focus on ensuring that they are better candidates for the recruitment process. Following that, Ms. Tulsi Chowdhury, SSI+ 2018-20 Graduate, took the platform and described the Erasmus+ program on Smart Systems Integration (SSI+). She gave an overview of the program as well as the application procedures.

After that, Mr. M. Mukit, PIXNET 2018-20 GraduateMr. Kazi Shoffiuddin Roni, REM 2021-2023, Mr. S. M. Masum Ahmed, SMACCs 2019-2021 Graduate, and Mr. M. Ragib Shahriar Islam, MAIA 2020-2022, took turns on the platform, one after the other, and discussed in detail their respective study programs. They discussed other photonic programs in Erasmus, EMJMD Europhotonics, PSRS, SmartNet, Specializations A-Renewable offshore energy systems engineering, Associated partners and SMACCs Alumni, countries, semesters, and universities in MAIA, as well as their personal observations.

Later, Mr. Mohammad Irfan Yousuf, STEPS 2018-2020 Graduate, Mr. Siam Hasan Khan, STEPS 2018-2020 Graduate, Mr. Fakrul Islam Tushar, MAIA 2017-19 GraduateMr. Kazi Ahmed Asif Fuad, IPCV 2018-2020 Graduate; Assistant Professor (on study leave), Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; discussed the value of a good “Motivation Letter” and good writing skills. They encouraged the participants to apply for the programs by emphasizing some of the significant advantages they had received and by highlighting the achievement of many AIUB alumni who have accomplished the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree. The session was graced by the presence of 100+ registered participants of AIUB along with the branch’s Executive members and volunteers.