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EU4M Student from Ecuador (2013-2015)

Luz María TOBAR SUBÍA CONTENTO, from Ecuador. Graduated in September 2015

10 things you must know about EU4M... Well, actually there are many more than 10 and I don't want to be too boring...

My stay in EU4M was one of the most beautiful experiences in my life. It is a great opportunity to fully grow as a person and to fulfil your professional development.

One of the reasons that made me choose EU4M was the opportunity to study in two internationally acknowledged institutions, as well as having to study in a language other than my mother tongue. Of course it was hard, there is no denying that; but the important thing is that, it can be done!!

Another advantage is the possibility of carrying out your Master's Thesis in large research centers in Europe. Having the opportunity to be in contact with the latest technological developments makes you feel as a child in a toy store :-) It also allows you to see the tight relation between enterprise and academia.

Moving to another country makes you leave your friends behind for a few months, and that is definitely something I did not like. However, it also gives you the opportunity to share and learn from different cultures, as well as making new friends!

To make it short, studying in EU4M helped me visualize and decide what I really wanted to do after graduating.


EU4M Student from Mexico (2010-2012)

Georgina GUTIÉRREZ GLINZ, from Mexico. Graduated in September 2013

I’m sure that at least once in your life you have asked yourself the following question: What would have been if..? . I know I have done it myself at least a couple times; last time was recently when I was asked to write this lines. What would have been if I had not been a part of EU4M? – Who knows? Not me. But let me tell you what did happen.

It was not my first international experience, but EU4M certainly gave me many things my last experience did not: confidence. Confidence to talk in a language I do not have a full knowledge (German), but despite this I can understand and make myself clear at not only in casual conversations but also in work related meetings and dialogs. Confidence to know that even if I do not possess an ability to perform a task that I can work my way through it and both be able to carry out that task and acquire such ability. Confidence not only to dream, but to go chase those dreams and make them come true.

I had already imagined myself working in a multinational company, I knew I would be able to work and coexist with people from different background, but I had never imagined I would end up being a PM in such an early state of my career. This was possible thanks not only for the technical knowledge acquired in both partner universities, but because of both my Professors and classmates who made me realize and develop a certain leadership I did not possess before.


EU4M Student from Cuba (2010-2012)

Mario CABELLO ULLOA, from Cuba. Graduated in September 2013

EU4M was a great experience both professionally and personally. The master has a high technical level and it provided important professional skills. The universities involved (in my case, UniOvi & HsKa), provide very good conditions for training and a congenial atmosphere facilitating good relationship between professors and students. Great cultural variety is offered by EU4M and Gijón and Karlsruhe are two wonderful and charming cities.

 

 

 

 


EU4M Student from Ecuador (2010-2012)

Santiago Andrés HERRERA ANDA, from Ecuador. Graduated in September 2013

When I finished my studies in Electronics and Control Engineering in Ecuador, my new goal was to study abroad for achieving new experiences and learning new languages being that I had not had the opportunity during my previous studies. For a year and a half I worked with some ex-classmates and friends in building our Engineering company. During that time many of us noticed that we needed more experience, not only in technical field but as well we needed to see how things worked in other places around the globe. In 2011 I reached the opportunity I had been looking for: EU4M.

EU4M changed completely my perspective of the world. How? Having constant contact with people from different places and cultures, allowing me to meet these extraordinary people and being able to consider most of them my friends.

On the professional side, EU4M gave me the necessary knowledge in Mechatronics. This was reinforced by direct experience with modern laboratories, highly qualified teachers and visits to world renowned companies. All of this always without forgetting the emphasis given to learning the local language: this tells EU4M apart from all the other Erasmus Mundus Master programs. This does not only allows EU4M Alumni to open new doors and more career opportunities, but also allows them to discover and understand more about the culture of at least 2 of the Partner universities.

I would recommend EU4M without any hesitation to anyone who wants to have a wonderful life- and professional – changing experience.


EU4M Student from Spain (2010-2012)

Héctor ANDRÉS MAYOR, from Spain. Graduated in September 2013

When I finished my studies in Industrial Electronics Engineering in Spain I had the sensation of having a huge lack of experience, of course I had not yet had the opportunity to work in a company, but I also missed practical experience in university projects, teamwork, etc. That was the moment I heard about EU4M, a practice-oriented master which also gave me the opportunity to improve my language skills.

I couldn’t be more satisfy with my election. Thanks to EU4M I get that practical experience in teamwork I was looking for and that it is so demanded by companies nowadays. The multidisciplinary knowledge that the field of Mechatronics comprise also give me a brand new world of job opportunities, not just limited to the industrial electronics field.

But what really distinguish EU4M from other masters is the chance to study with all- around the world students, not only for improving your language skills but most of all because you learn about other cultures and ways of thinking, making new friends with another interesting point of view. This experience will expand the way you see the world like no other.

Right now I’m working on the field of hydraulic and I know I got this chance among many others thanks to EU4M. Interdisciplinary knowledge, teamwork practice and language skills in more than just English is what every company is looking for nowadays.

I would recommend EU4M without any doubt to anyone open to a new experience, not only in the academic side, but also in the personal side.

 


EU4M Student from Indonesia (2010-2012)

Rhea VALENTINA, from Indonesia. Graduated in 2012

End of 2009 (after returning from my internship period in Germany), I decided to look for a master scholarship in Europe, particularly in Germany. I found in internet some information about Erasmus Mundus then I read about EU4M program. The program fascinated me and I sent my application then I was granted this scholarship.

During 2 years of master I attended several seminars, event, and trainings which are beneficial to extend the contact with institutes, companies, and industry partners. Therefore, I accomplished the thesis work in an industrial research institute. Prior to finalizing my thesis work, I was granted with both PhD scholarship from University of Tübingen and opportunity to work as a research scientist in Forschungszentrum Informatik.

The two years EU4M Master program indeed plays important role in my career life. Despite the technical knowledge, the international culture experience also supports my career life.


EU4M Student from Brazil (2010-2012)

Lucas LOPEZ LEMOS, from Brazil. Graduated in 2012

Hacer el Máster EU4M fue y está siendo de gran utilidad para mi carrera profesional. Primero, los conocimientos lingüísticos que adquirí en Español, Francés y hasta Inglés me son útiles para leer documentos, hojas e informes técnicos que no están disponibles en mi lengua materna y que son de gran importancia para el desarrollo de mis actividades.

Segundo, yo trabajo con automatización neumática y eléctrica industrial. Por esto, utilizo casi todos los días gran parte de los conocimientos que adquirí durante el Máster, principalmente, aquellos relacionados a sensores, actuadores, programación orientada a objetos.

Tercero, uso en mis proyectos dispositivos de fabricantes que utilicé en el Máster como PLC Schneider y componentes neumáticos Festo.

Por último, durante el Máster hice amigos que viven y trabajan en importantes empresas e institutos de Europa. Regularmente, nos hablamos por Internet y me entero de las innovaciones tecnológicas, productos y otras informaciones acerca de Mecatrónica que mantienen actualizado.


EU4M Student from Mexico (2009-2011)

Víctor Omar QUIROZ DE LUNA, from Mexico. Graduated in September 2011

EU4M changed my life completely, not only my professional life but also my personal life. Studying EU4M opened my eyes to see many horizons in front of me. It gave me the great opportunity to experience in different ways the European culture.

 

 

 

 


Alexey NIZOVTSEV, from Russia. Graduated in September, 2011

What are your feelings on eu4m course?

First year I studied in ENSMM (Besanson, France) and second year in HSKA (Karlsruhe, Germany). I worked on my master-thesis by BMW Forschung und Technik GmbH in Munich and the topic was “Development of Situation Interpretation Algorithms for Preventive Protection against Cyclists“. My graduation ceremony was on the 8th of September 2011.

What are you doing at present e.g. job, Ph.D...?

After graduation I decided to continue working in automotive industry, as I ever dreamed about. Right now I’m a development engineer in GIGATRONIK-Gruppe in Munich, where I’m involved in projects with BMW AG and working on electronic development at the customer's premises. Thanks to EU4M, that helped me to find my way! I would say I'm proud of being a EU4Mer.


 EU4M Student from Egypt (2008-2010)

Khaled METWALLY, from Egypt. Graduated in September, 2010

My name is Khaled Metwally, I am originally from Egypt. I was born in Gharbia and raised in Alexandria. I received my BSc. in Mechatronics Engineering from Alexandria Institute of Technology (A.I.T). In 2008, I applied to the European Union Master for Mechatronics and Micro-Mechatronics program (EU4M). I was confident that research values and objectives in EU4M-program would highly complement my own strengths and enthusiasm. In 2010, I received my double degree MSc. in Mechatronics and Micro-Mechatronics. As fruit of my master thesis work in microfluidics, two main articles have been published. Now, after finishing PhD Thesis in 2013 (studies in Femto-st research institute in France concerning Nano-injection moulding), I am a post-doc at the French National Centre for Science and Research (CNRS).

EU4M-program on one hand, aims to improve our technical skills and on the other hand to enhance communication skills between multi-cultural candidates and language skills. Learning a new language is like learning a new way to think and sing. My personal and professional life enhanced tremendously even before I completed the program. EU4M has been one of the most life-enriching experiences in my life. I would recommend EU4M program for future candidates who want to further their knowledge and a new exciting experience.


EU4M Student from Vietnam (2008-2010)

Tien Thanh Nguyen, from Vietnam. Graduated in September, 2010

What are your feelings on eu4m course?

Of course, it's interesting when you have chance to study in the field you like (mechatronics, robotics ...), in two countries (even in two high standard universities), and there are many challenges for your characteristics so that you can improve yourself day by day. For a very first graduate student like me, after 2 years, I can say I'm proud of being an EU4Mer.

What are special things you find in this course?

It's friendship from EU4Mers I have after this course: EU4m students, local students, professors (even some don't teach me any subjects). From not understanding each other fully to now we become very close friends, and we are in touch wherever we are. There are many moments in my life during eu4m course, which i will never forget.

What are you doing at present e.g. job, Ph.D...?

I'm doing my Ph.D in one of my favourite fields, Robotics at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.


EU4M Student from India (2008-2010)

Roy SOMESHWAR, from India. Graduated in September, 2010

What are your feelings on eu4m course?

Erasmus Mundus and in particular EU4M is a brand, a platform, an opportunity that transform lives. It nurtured me to grow both analytically and culturally. Apart from receiving world-class education from some of the best universities of Europe, it broadened my horizon to think and act as a global citizen in a world without borders. Thanks to EU4M, that today I can speak German and Spanish fluently and that I have friends from more than 30 nationalities.

What are special things you find in this course?

Strong Industry exposure through Conferences, Fairs and Industrial Visits, a motivating environment to pick-up the local language and culture very fast, hands-on training with live projects and flexibility to do a Master Thesis almost anywhere in the world.

What are you doing at present e.g. job. Ph.D....?

Marie Curie Research Scientish in an EU-FP7 joint research project on INTeractive RObotics (INTRO) between Umean University, Sweden; Ben Gurion University, Israel and Space Application Services, Belgium.

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