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Alumni gathering at the Swedish Palace in Istanbul

The autumn season’s first Alumni network event took place on 5 October. The Swedish alumni-network Turkey consists of people who have studied in Sweden, today comprising some 700 alumni.

The Alumni events is a platform which gives the alumni an opportunity to stay in touch with each other, network with people from different disciplines and to help strengthen the ties between Sweden and Turkey.

For the alumni events the Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul invite a guest speaker with links to Swedish-Turkish relations or a relevant topic. This event’s so called sunny speaker was Aysen Savci, the twice former Swedish trade commissioner to Turkey and now an achieved glass artist in Istanbul. Aysen Savci shared her experience of working both in Sweden and in Turkey and how she left the business world to become a glass artist instead.  One thing she had discovered as an important factor for the success of many Swedish top business people was that they had interests and hobbies that were different from their business, such as music or art. Multidisciplines help one to think outside of the box.

The Consul General Ms. Therese Hydén highlighted that the alumni are very important both for the Consulate General and for the Swedish-Turkish relations in general, since the alumni are the real ambassadors for Sweden in the Turkish society, sharing their personal experiences.

The evening’s specialty was also the “kanelbulle”, the cinnamon bun, as we were celebrating the cinnamon bun day, which is honored in Sweden on 4 October every year.

Summer reception for Turkish alumni in Istanbul

On 9 June the Swedish Consulate General and the Swedish Alumni Network in Istanbul held a summer reception for Turkish alumni at the Swedish Palace in Istanbul. At the reception alumni got the chance to build their networks, exchange experiences and discuss the development in Turkey within different areas.

Journalist and news editor at CNN Turk, Ahu Özyurt, was invited as guest speaker. Students who had been accepted to Swedish universities were also invited to the event and thereby had the chance to ask about things they were itching to know before going to Sweden for the autumn semester.

Swedish Alumni Network in Turkey launch new website

The Swedish Alumni Network in Turkey has launched a new website!

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Swedish Alumni Network in Turkey held their first event on 16 May


Swedish Alumni Network in Turkey-Ankara Chapter had their first alumni event at the Swedish residence in Ankara, Turkey on 16 May 2014.

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