Zayar Linn

Master of Nutrition and Rural Development, Myanmar

Zayar LinnI am Mr. Zayar Linn who pursued Master of Nutrition and Rural Development (Main Subject – Rural Economics and Management) from 2015-2017 by Lotus Unlimited III (Erasmus Mundus Action II) scholarship programme*. I have chosen Gent University because it is one of the best universities in Europe, well-known at my home university and providing the courses I would like to pursue. I was impressed by teaching methods which is perfectly combined with course works, assignments and thesis which is very much different from my country. In addition to education, there was a great time with social events and with friends from the international communities. After the study programme, I am more confident to apply for jobs with higher positions than before and now I am working as an Assistant Programme Officer at one of the UNHCR Field Office in Myanmar.

* From 2007 up to 2017 the European Commission funded 308 Erasmus Mundus Partnership projects, involving around 1600 institutions worldwide and granting over 48 000 scholarships. With the start of the Erasmus+ programme in 2014 the Erasmus Mundus Action II programme ended. The last mobility flows were implemented in 2018. Ghent University was involved in 35 projects (11% of the total) and coordinated 11 of these. Ghent University was hence one of the most active European universities in Erasmus Mundus Partnerships. In total 2888 students and staff had the opportunity to study, do research or teach abroad thanks to these projects coordinated (or managed) by Ghent University. For Ghent University, there were 733 incoming mobility flows and 83 outgoing. Read more about the impact of Erasmus Mundus Partnerships on Ghent University, including several testimonials.