Saturday, October 04, 2008

Back to College Again

It has been almost an year or so that I have been looking for a possibility of doing post grad studies. After some research, preparation and with some help, I managed to win a European Union scholarship to do Masters program in two counties and even better Nilupa and I both have won scholarships. This program is different to any regular Masters program in any European University where we have to study in two different Universities in two different countries.

First we will be attending Libera Università di Bolzano which is in Northern Italy, near the Switzerland and Austrian borders. It is one of two main poles of Computer Science education in Northern Italy along with Università degli Studi di Milano. The city of Bolzano is one of the prettiest and richest cities in Northern Italy. It has a blend of German speaking and Italian speaking communities where most of them tends to comprehend English. It is a tourist attraction which is located in valley surrounded by Dolamites.

As for the second year studies we will be attending Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Spain. At the end of this program we would be getting double Masters (one from each University) which has the recognition of European Commission and its top Research Organizations such as ,Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering in Kaiserslautern ,The International SE Research Network (ISERN), The Italian Association of Informatics (AICA), COSPA - Consortium for Open Source in the Public Administration.

For us it is an opportunity of a lifetime and we look forward to make use of it to fullest extend.


Paul Fremantle said...



Ayanthi Anandagoda said...

Hey Sanka,
I see that you are loving it there already! How great to hear.. Hope it all goes well for you and your wife.. Plus the new arrival due shortly :)

sanka said...

Thank you very much Paul

sanka said...

Thank you very much Ayanthi