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Ambassador Rensje Teerink, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh, hosted the Erasmus+ pre-departure event today in Dhaka for the 55 Bangladeshi students who will benefit from an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree scholarship under the Erasmus+ programme. It is the most prestigious study programme Erasmus+ has to offer, full-degree scholarships are funded and the beneficiaries are awarded a joint, double degree, or multiple degrees, upon their graduation. It is a true investment in the future of a young person and of our European idea.
The EU ambassador said: "Erasmus+ helps its beneficiaries to build resilience, adapt to the changing global environment, seize new opportunities and make the most of their talents. The programme creates positive experiences of collaboration and mutual learning among people from different cultural, social and economic backgrounds. On top of a more open mind and a stronger sense of initiative, evidence has shown that participants experience and develop an understanding of European values, in particular solidarity and tolerance."
This year, 55 Bangladeshi students have been selected to study in numerous European cities for completing Masters or Doctorates enrolling in different areas such as environmental sciences, nanochemistry, educational studies, economics, food science, health, IT, law and development studies. The new knowledge gained will surely have a far-reaching applicability in Bangladesh and contribute to making progress towards the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs.
Representatives of EU Member States diplomatic missions and Honorary Consulates took part in the event.
More information on the 'Erasmus+' programme can be found on the following websites: