Archive for Alumni in Sweden

Reception at SI for alumni in Sweden

Last Friday, 5 June, the Swedish Institute had the pleasure of welcoming more than 70 SI Alumni to our offices in Stockholm for a reception specially held for SI Alumni residing in Sweden. We gathered to celebrate threefold: celebration of the Swedish national day (well, one day early, but close enough right?), of the 70 years since SI was founded in 1945, and to celebrate the start of a brand new network for SI Alumni in Sweden! Read more » >>

Invitation: Reception for SI Alumni in Sweden at the Swedish Institute in Stockholm

On Friday 5 June, the day before the Swedish national day, the Swedish Institute invites all SI Alumni (former SP scholarship holders)  in Sweden to a reception at our offices in Stockholm. If you are an SI Alumnus still residing in Sweden, don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet with new and old alumni friends!

During the evening there will be live music, drinks and canapés. We will also acknowledge that it is 70 years this year since the Swedish Institute was established in 1945.

This event is also a kick-off for the Regional SI Alumni Network that has been formed for alumni who are currently in Sweden.

Date: 5 June, 2015
Venue: Swedish Institute, Slottsbacken 10, Stockholm
Time: 17:00 – 19:00 (Doors open at 16:30)

If you wish to attend, please sign up through the below link no later than 25 May:  

Please note that this event is open to Swedish Institute Alumni only. An SI Alumni is a former recipient of a Swedish Institute scholarship or the Global Swede award. Registration is necessary to attend the event.

If you’re an SI Alumni residing in Sweden make sure to join the SI Alumni in Sweden Facebook group!

SI Alumni Profile: Elena Kell

Name: Elena Kell

Country: Russia

Current occupation:

Currently I live in Stockholm and I work as a Knowledge Manager in Teliasonera, company that provides network access and telecommunication services.

When, where & what did you study in Sweden?

I have been awarded a Visby Scholarship from Swedish Institute to pursue a Master in Global Studies, at Lund University in 2009-2011. I have later complemented my education with some modules in Leadership for sustainability and project management from Malmö University.   Read more » >>

SI Alumni study visit to Hammarby Sjöstad

Please find below a report from Aleh Kliatsko and Andriy Malovanyy regarding the SI Alumni organised study visit to Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm in November:

Participants at GlashusEtt – the environmental information centre for Hammarby Sjöstad

Hammarby Sjöstad is a still developing residential area in Stockholm that implemented principles of ecological sustainability in its design, organization and functioning.

For the first time I (Aleh Kliatsko) visited GlashusEtt (the centre for environmental information and communication in Hammarby Sjöstad) as part of my Master’s Programme in Sustainable Technology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in 2007.

Last year I had an opportunity to visit Hammarby Sjöstad again, since I was coordinating an international project that is called “Tour into Swedish sustainable lifestyle” organized by NGO Global Playground Stockholm together with Belarusian NGO “Ecohome”.

While planning the SI Alumni event and considering previous successful experience, I and Andriy came up with an idea to make this event more practically oriented and organize study visit to Hammarby Sjöstad. Read more » >>

Report from alumni event on social entrepreneurship in Sweden

Ekaterina Tarasova was awarded a grant for organizing an alumni event on social entrepreneurship in the first of two calls for applications in 2014. Below you’ll find her report from the event:


On October 10 a workshop on social entrepreneurship in Sweden was held for SI Alumni and current scholarship holders with the support from the Swedish Institute. The workshop organized by Nordkonst provided an opportunity for SI Alumni and current scholarship holders to meet experienced social entrepreneurs and to discuss various issues related to social entrepreneurship. The broad definition of social entrepreneurship gave an opportunity to discuss the theme very broadly and to approach it from various angles.

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