The IEEE Congress has ended: students listened to the greatest engineering experts

Under the slogan, "Your career starts here", on Sunday, December 1, the three-day IEEE Congress for students and young professionals of BiH 2019, which was organized for the first time in Banja Luka, and already three times in Sarajevo, ended.

The organizers of the Congress are IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the world's largest technical professional society, the Future Foundation in BiH and the Pan-European University "Apeiron".

- Nikola Tesla and Mihajlo Pupin, two geniuses who had an immense influence on science, were born not far from here. I am extremely proud that our University today has the honor of hosting all these young people, who have the potential to become their successors - said academician Zoran Avramović, rector of the Pan-European University "Apeiron".

Rector of the Pan-European University "Apeiron" - Zoran Avramović

More than 2019 students from all over the world came to the IEEE Congress for Students and Young Professionals of BiH 200, including guests from Sri Lanka, the Netherlands and Australia, and during the three days of the congress they had the opportunity to follow the lectures of top experts from California, Australia, Switzerland, Sweden, Croatia, Serbia, Germany and many other countries.

- We listened to great lecturers and presented our works that we worked on in the past period. We feel at home, the hosts are great. It's our first time in Europe in general. Banja Luka is beautiful, we return with unforgettable experiences and invite the students of the Pan-European University "Apeiron" to be our guests - said Shamika Sudusinghe from the University of Moratuwa - Sri Lanka.

Edhem Čustović with students from Sri Lanka

The program also included student presentations, numerous networking opportunities, and professional workshops. Students could participate in workshops such as: Creating and testing your IoT device, how to get from an idea to personal business success, how to overcome the fear of public speaking with communication skills, career planning, CV and motivational letters - how to write them and influence to decisions, workshops that will teach students about research, writing papers and starting an international career. On the first day of the Congress, participants had the opportunity to see how successful companies work in organized tours of Lanak, Bravo Studio, Mtel and Dermal.

- Such events are an exceptional opportunity for young people to come into contact with world experts and their knowledge. Today in Banja Luka we have some of the big names in world engineering and students from all over the world, including Sri Lanka. Knowledge should be shared, our students should network with their peers in the world, have insight into their work and constantly learn. Our people really have the potential to reach the highest levels and they just need opportunities to learn, and we've been providing them with that for four years now. - said Edhem Čustović, founder of the Future Foundation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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At the gala dinner held for all participants on the second day of the Congress, from representatives of the Future Foundation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, students and professor Jana Aleksić Anđelić received certificates and the highest praise for the organization of the entire event.

December 2, 2019. – Public relations department