Erasmus mundus presentation

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A quick introduction to the Erasmus Mundus program, focussing my experiance after completing the first year of EMDC (European Master in Distributed Computing) at IST, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon. This presentation was prepared to compliment the introductory session held at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

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  • 1. Once more.. a student.. Kathiravelu PradeebanKathiravelu Pradeeban EMDC (IST/KTH)EMDC (IST/KTH)
  • 2. 2 EMDC Erasmus Mundus European Master in Distributed Comptuing (IST, Lisbon | UPC, Barcelona) & KTH,(IST, Lisbon | UPC, Barcelona) & KTH, StockholmStockholm The Erasmus Mundus programme inThe Erasmus Mundus programme in Distributed Computing is a cooperationDistributed Computing is a cooperation between KTH Royal Institute of Technology inbetween KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, Instituto Superior Tcnico inSweden, Instituto Superior Tcnico in Portugal and Universitat Politcnica dePortugal and Universitat Politcnica de Catalunya in Spain.Catalunya in Spain.
  • 3. 3 Why should you go for higher studies? More opportunities. Study further (Isn't that obvious? ;)) Expanding the comfort zone.
  • 4. 4 Why Erasmus Mundus? Joint degree with a mandatory mobility. Learn in a multi-cultural environment. Scholarship. Learn from 2 or more globally recognized universities. Apply up to 3 Erasmus Mundus master programs a year.
  • 5. 5 Your research interest.. Not necessarily related to your final year project. Not even your job or your internship. Better to have related experience though. Carefully choosing the programmes and the universities.
  • 6. 6 How do I prepare? GRE? Generally, not required for EM master degrees. IELTS? Find the right programs and courses.
  • 7. 7 Preparing! Find the lecturers or employers who know you the best to write the recommendation. Too abstract or vague letters provide no value. Motivation Letters Be specific.
  • 8. 8 What did I achieve?
  • 9. 9 Friends beyond borders.. ^_^
  • 10. 10 Understanding and respectingUnderstanding and respecting the foreign cultures.the foreign cultures.
  • 11. 11 Linguistic skills.. How to say 'Hi' in Vietnamese. How to curse in Portuguese. How to say 'I love you' in Chinese.
  • 12. 12 Cooking Skills..
  • 13. 13 Travels
  • 14. 14 And of course, lots of Distributed Computing.. Peer-to-Peer Systems and Overlay Networks Parallel and Distributed Computing Network and Computer Security Cloud Computing Middleware for Distributed Internet Applications Fault-Tolerant Distributed Systems Virtual Execution Environments Mobile Computing
  • 15. 15 And more.. Third Semester at KTHThird Semester at KTH Philosophy of SciencePhilosophy of Science Advanced Topics in Distributed ComputingAdvanced Topics in Distributed Computing Implementation of Scalable Distributed SystemsImplementation of Scalable Distributed Systems Scientific Writing and CommunicationScientific Writing and Communication Final SemesterFinal Semester Thesis/InternshipThesis/Internship
  • 16. 16 For more information Erasmus Mundus Master Courses Official Website of EMDC IST Page of EMDC Feel free to drop me a line. ^_^ ||
  • 17. 17 Questions?..Questions?..
  • 18. 18 Wish you all the best..Wish you all the best..