Exchange Program Experience at Aarhus University
Aarhus University, Denmark August 2018
In today's blog, I would like to share the experience of being a student at Aarhus University and living in Denmark for six months as part of the Ph.D. program. In August 2018, I was lucky enough to be given a chance to take part in a research exchange program and join the Integrated Circuit and Electronics (ICE) LAB. My advisor Dr. Hadi Heidari discussed the possibility of me joining them for three months prior to August at the ISCAS conference in Florence, Italy. When I heard about it, I wasn’t too convinced that it would be possible due to the visa process and my housing arrangements in Glasgow. Long story short, luckily, things went well and I had managed to arrange all of it. The moment when I realised I had a green light to go, it was exciting for me. This is because in my research group not a lot of people are working on circuits, and in ICE LAB almost everyone is circuit and system designer. It was a great opportunity for me to be part of the community that is experienced in circuit design. Moreover, as a student who holds a Tier4 visa in the UK, it was a huge chance for me to explore EU countries during weekends as usually, I would need to apply for a visa to do so. Little did I know, at the end of the six months I had hardly left Aarhus city itself, let alone going around Europe. Why? The following are reasons why I enjoyed myself a little too much in Aarhus, without any regrets.