The variety of Pakistani college students chosen for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) scholarship to review in Europe has gone up virtually three fold within the final three years, from 46 in 2017, to 126 for the tutorial yr 2020-21, together with 64 males and 62 ladies.
With 126 scholarships out of a worldwide complete of 2,542, Pakistan now ranks third in world, having moved up one slot from its fourth place in 2019. A serious motive is the notice marketing campaign launched collectively by the HEC and the EU mission in Pakistan.
HEC organised the send-off ceremony for the chosen at its Secretariat in Islamabad. Chairman HEC Tariq Banuri, Ambassador of the European Union Androulla Kaminara, and Director Common (HRD) HEC Aayesha Ikram graced the event together with representatives of various EU nations. Numerous alumni and college students attended the occasion in particular person in addition to by way of Zoom web-conferencing facility.
The chosen college students will pursue their research in 18 main European nations. The Erasmus Mundus programme goals to advertise tutorial and cultural understanding between the European nations and companion nations. It helps the event of human sources, facilitates worldwide mobility and cooperation, and helps construct capability of upper schooling establishments internationally.
EMJMD programmes encompasses a spread of topics of curiosity to Pakistan, together with the round economic system, microwave electronics and optics, worldwide humanitarian motion, vaccinology, youngsters’s literature, media and tradition, and groundwater and international change, to call a number of. The Erasmus scholarships are an addition to the scholarships supplied immediately by the HEC to Pakistani college students for research within the main universities of the world.
Addressing the ceremony, Mr. Banuri suggested the scholars: “The purpose of your education should be to lift yourself, give substance to your life, and learn professional practices.” He mentioned that universities give college students an publicity to exemplary folks from whom they’ll perceive find out how to give which means to their lives. He emphasised that you can be ambassadors of Pakistan within the host nations so it’s best to give the world the actual understanding of Pakistan.
The Chairman mentioned Erasmus Mundus is a good alternative for Pakistani college students, hoping that EU-HEC collaboration will additional strengthen within the coming days. He appreciated the gender stability ensured within the provision of this chance to each female and male college students.
Congratulating the scholars, Ambassador Kaminara knowledgeable the viewers complete of 2040 male and 879 feminine college students utilized for the scholarships. She mentioned the variety of feminine college students securing the scholarships is admirable. “Go out of your comfort zone, realize your potential, and exploit this opportunity to the fullest.”