European Union Ambassador visits Assam Colleges

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European Union Ambassador visits Assam Colleges

G Plus Feature | April 10, 2018 18:51 hrs

The Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to India, HE Tomasz Kozlowski, visited Guwahati on 9-10 April to participate in the EU Day organised at the Assam Don Bosco University and IIT Guwahati.

Ambassador Kozlowski interacted with the students and faculty members of Assam Don Bosco University and IIT Guwahati. AT IIT Guwahati, he also met with the Director, Prof Gautam Biswas. The Ambassador also visited the Tapesia Campus of Assam Don Bosco University where he was received by Vice Chancellor Fr (Dr) Stephen Mavely.

While talking to the students, Ambassador Kozlowski said, “Under Erasmus + more than 5300 Indian students have received scholarships over the last several years. In the last three yeara alone, about 1300 students have received full scholarships, 120 Indian universities have been involbved in active exchange programs and around 100 in joint master programns or caoacity building projects. There is a huge opportunity for the Indian students, researchers and universities which they should explore.”

He invited students, researchers and faculty members to tap the various opportunities available under the EU funded programmes for higher education and research such as Erasmus +, The Jean Monnet programme, and Mary Sklodowska Curie Actions and collaborative projects in Horizon 2020. He further informed that the EU provides technical assistance to first ever solar park in Assam.

The Ambassador took this opportunity to interact with the media on April 10 and share ongoing developments in the EU-India Strategic Partnership and discuss priorities going forward in the area of Foreign and Security Policy, economic cooperation, climate change, environment and sustainability and opportunities for Indian students in higher education and research in Europe.

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