Archive for Maureen Hoppers - Alumni

As SI:s Alumni Manager she does her best to update former international students to stay in touch with Sweden and maximize their Swedish professional links. Traveling is a passion, Maureen has lived in 9 countries and sees herself as a global citizen and loves Sweden’s four seasons.

Short film – SI Alumni in Smart Living Challenge

In mid october SI Alumni were invited to take part in the Smart Living Challenge. A cooperation between The Swedish Institute (SI) and Munktell Science Park which welcome SI alumni in Sweden to participate in a creative workshop on sustainability “Solutions to make people live smarter”.

The workshop was filmed and this is what happend:

The invitaton to the was posted on the blog  and followed up by one of the participants and bloggers Iryna Mikhnovets with the blogpost “Smart living Challenge“.

 

This weeks Alumni profile is Peace from Uganda

Name:Peace Masiko

Peace

Peace

My studies in Sweden? 

I studied at Lund University between 2011-2013 and attended the Masters Program of Public Health. I was awarded a Swedish Institute Scholarhip Program. 

Current occupation & work:

I am currently an ESL teacher in China and I strongly belive that the Scholarship contributed to my overrall leadership development

Strongest memory from Sweden

When friends from all over the world threw me a surprise bridal shower in November 2012. I couldn’t have asked for more! 

Peace in Sweden with friends

Peace in Sweden with friends!

 

Your best recommendation to new students in Sweden?

Time flies so take advantage of opportunities to explore Sweden and Europe, or make your own.

INVITATION: ALUMNI MEETING IN DAR ES SALAAM

Dear SI alumni!

The Ambassador of Sweden, Mr. Lennarth Hjelmåker, has the pleasure to invite You as former Swedish Institute scholarship holders from Tanzania to a reception on Monday, 2 December.  Former ITP scholars are also invited. The event is co-hosted by the Swedish Institute.
At the event you will meet other SI Alumni and also have the opportunity to meet the representatives from the Swedish Institute, who will give information about the possibilities and advantages of forming an alumni network in Tanzania. The Embassy will provide information about its activities in the country.

Alumni event

Date: Monday, 2 December 2013

Time: 18:30 – 21:00

Venue: to be announced

Register for the event: http://bit.ly/swealumniTZ  remember to indicate when and were in Sweden you studied. The event can only host a limited number of participants so sign up as soon as possible.

RSVP: Not later than 26 November. If you, as a SI Alumni, would like to share your study experience in Sweden, we warmly encourage you to indicate that in the registration form.
Confirmation: the Swedish Embassy with the help of the Swedish Institute will send out confirmation e-mail after the deadline, where also the event venue will be indicated.

WARMLY WELCOME!

Reflections from Kampala

Most of last week was spent in Kampala, capital of Uganda, home to hundreds of Swedish Institute (SI) Alumni over the years.

Our first event after arrival was naturally to host the first alumni gathering in Uganda, arranged by the Swedish Embassy and co-hosted together with the Swedish Institute at the residence of the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, Mr.Urban Andersson. SI:s Director General, Mrs Annika Rembe, attended the event and expressed the importance of continued Alumni relations and connections with Sweden. As Manager of SI:s Alumni relations, I was delighted that over 30 alumni currently in Uganda attened the event. SI Alumni can be found in a wide varuety of feilds as Professors, researchers or as professionals in private- or health sectors, some in financial investment, all gathered to network and revitalize their contacts with Sweden.

Alumneventet Kampala

Alumneventet Kampala

The focal point of our Second day in Uganda was “Sweden Day at Makerere University” in Kampala. We estimated that an overwhelming 1.300 students passed by the Sweden day venue all curious about studies and Scholarship opportunities to Sweden. During the day 6 SI Alumni who had just returned from Sweden joined us in discussion panels and shared their experience on studying in Sweden, they held two presentations on the topic of studying in Sweden, making a truly important contribution to our Sweden Day. Niklas Dahlberg, Program Manager for the “Study Scholarship programme” held a few presentations on scholarship opportunities in Sweden.

Team of Alumni answering questions, here Alumni Dixon Atahurra

Team of Alumni answering questions, here Alumni Dixon Atahurra

 

More intriguing questions from the gathered interested students answered by the SI Alumni, here Alumni Ester Nakuru

More intriguing questions from the gathered interested students answered by the SI Alumni, here Alumni Ester Nakuru

The highlight of the day was when the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University together with the Swedish Ambassador and Director General of SI took the stage and officially handed over the complete volume of the Linnaeus Apostles to Makerere University. Read more on the Swedish Embassies website.

Inauguration of Sweden Day at Makerere with the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, together with the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda Mr. Urban Andersson and Director General of Swedish Institute Annika Rembe

Inauguration of Sweden Day at Makerere with the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, together with the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda Mr. Urban Andersson and Director General of Swedish Institute Annika Rembe

 

Program Manager Niklas Dahlberg on Swedish Institute Scholarship programmes

Program Manager Niklas Dahlberg on Swedish Institute Scholarship programmes

To find out more from current Ugandan scholars in Sweden, listen to what three brand new scholarship holders had to say: https://vimeo.com/78817174

Curious Makerere Scholars in the Sweden tent on Campus

Curious Makerere Scholars in the Sweden tent on Campus check out the exhibition; “The Life Puzzle- The Role of the Swedish Family”. The mini exhibition was shown for the first time in Uganda, here at Makerere University and engaged student’s and alumni in both laughter and discussions on equality.

Follow the Swedish embassies calendar for future events; http://www.swedenabroad.com/kampala.

Also check out our activity on Twitter concerning both events:
Twitter: @SweInstitute #sialumni
Twitter: @SwedeninUG  – Sweden in Uganda
Twitter: @SwedEnvoyUganda – The Swedish Ambassador of Sweden to Uganda, Mr. Urban Andersson
Instagram: #sialumni, you’ll find some pictures and short films from Uganda
Follow the Swedish Embassy in Kampala on Facebook: www.facebook.com/embassyofswedeninkampala

INVITATION – Alumni in China

It is that time of year again, the Sweden Alumni Network in China (SANC) to invite you to the Annual Alumni Networking event in Beijing.

The Swedish Institute has supported the alumni network since it was launched in 2009/2010. Together with the Swedish Emabssy in China and the Sweden Alumni Network in China we would like invite former international students to Sweden who reside in Beijing to this  years alumni event and reunion. The event will be held on the 5th of november, 2013 in Beijing in conjunction to “The China Education Expo in Beijing on Nov 2-3″.

This was part of the team of 2012, and includes alumni in 5 diffrent chapters/cities around China.

SANC is happy to invite all members as well as other alumni from former Swedish Universities to join us and members will have opportunity to meet and recive to a presentation from a lecturer at the Nobel Museum.

Date: Tuesday, Nov 5th, 2013
Time: 19:00-22:00,
Place: Beijing you will recive full adress with confirmation email.

Apply for a place online: There are a limited number of seats so please register as soon as possible. Places will be distributed evenly among the various Swedish universities. Apply online no later than October 15th at: j.mp/sanc2013 . You will receive a letter of confirmation shortly after October 15th informing you if you have receiveda place.

Attendants will include: Alumni from Swedish universities, a delegation of Swedish universities, the Swedish Institute, the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing, the Nobel Museum, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China and a delegation of Swedish Companies.

About Sweden Alumni Network in China (SANC) is a non-profit organization for and by all alumni of Chinese, Swedish and other nationalities who studied or engaged in Sweden and now live in China. The purpose of this network is to develop and maintain a platform which can sustainably provide opportunities to its members and partners to improve their communications and can foster positive and mutually beneficial relationships between them.

A big congratulations to the founder of SANC; Ling Zhang is also the Alumnus of the Year at Mälardalen University (MDH) 2013 which  announced by Pro-Vice-Chancellor Paul Pettersson at a ceremony at MDH in Västerås.

The motivation for the award reads:
“Ling Zhang, founder of the Swedish Alumni Network in China, is a fantastic asset to Mälardalen University (MDH). He has already done an enormous amount for MDH by promoting it within the network, and hence laid the ground for MDH students and staff to benefit from its numerous members.”

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Ling Zhang: ling.zhang@sanchina.org or alumni@si.se.