Ist world workshop on Erasmus + and Horizon 2020 opportunities at MUET

A workshop was organized at the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) on September 1, 2015. Purpose of the event, held at the MUET auditorium, was to spread awareness among students and faculty members about Erasmus+ and H2020 opportunities.

There were five speakers including the two who gave presentation on Skype. These speakers were Ghulam Shabbir Babar, Neringa Tumenaite, Marjolein van Griethuysen, Rizwan Mumtaz and Kapal Dev.

His presentation, Ghulam Shabbir Babar briefed the audience about the Degree Mobility and his experience. Neringa Tumenaite, during the skype session spoke on Erasmus + opportunities and Credit Mobility in particular. Marjolein van Griethuysen (Skype Session) focused on Education and Research in Europe in particular H2020 Opportunities. Rizwan Mumtaz focused his presentation on application guidelines for Erasmus+ while Kapal Dev briefed about Erasmus + and Alumni Association (ESSA).

More than 350 students and faculty members from various disciplines and Institutions turned up to the venue and were introduced to the numerous Erasmus+ opportunities. Vice chancellor of MUET and chief guest of the event Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aslam Uqaili, Prof Dr. Bhawani Shankar Choudhry- Dean FEECE and Prof. Dr. Inamullah Bhatti-Director (ORIC) appreciated the efforts taken for organizing the event and discussed the history of Erasmus in MUET. The session by speakers enlightened the audience with their experiences of Erasmus Mundus/Erasmus + and students were encouraged to ask questions openly from the speakers.

The event was discussed in detail on electronic media as well as on Sindh TV news by Prof. Bhawani Shankar Chowdhry, Babar Ghulam Shabbir and Rizwan Mumtaz which went on air by 13th September 2015 and will surely spread Erasmus + and H2020 opportunities criteria to every corner of the country. At the end of session, Mumtaz said: “I had a very good experience. The participants were great. Also, the university seemed very well informed about Erasmus+ and is looking at this programme with a proactive approach.

Prof. B.S. Chowdhry said: “I have announced the opening of Erasmus Plus information Desk in Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) building of MUET very soon.”

He further added that their students should get maximum benefit by going through his free online book “Career Roadmap Guide for Engineers” which includes so many tips, SOP templates, reference letter templates and CV writing skills.

“We thank all the speakers, organizers and volunteers who made this event possible and we are expecting more students to take interest in Erasmus + after this workshop.”

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