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Save the date – March 24: ‘Alumni Reception in Addis Abeba!

Dear SI alumni!

On March 24 the Swedish Embassy in Addis Abeba will arrange an Alumni reception for former Swedish Institute scholarship holders from Ethiopia The event is co-hosted by the Swedish Institute.
More information together with how to sign up for the event, will be posted within short.

Date: Monday, 24 March 2014

Stay tuned for more information and hope to see you there!

This week’s alumni profile: Zhuona Li

Zhuona joined a master program in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability from 2009-2010 at the Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH).

When, where & what you studied in Sweden?
I joined a master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability from 2009-2010 at the Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH).

Current occupation & work:
I have been included in 2010 Overseas Talent Program by Hangzhou Personnel Bureau and founded Hangzhou Tannuo Energy Technologies Co., Ltd. in Zhejiang University Science Park. Now, lead a team of overseas returned talents to research and develop high quality thin film materials applicable in flat panel display, solar photovoltaic and engineering glass.

Strongest memory from Sweden:
Bike in the wild, every road has a bicycle lane with little traffic. So fresh and pleasant you feel with beautiful sceneries and friendly people. Pick berries and fresh vegetables on peaceful eco-farm, it’s all organic and delicious, and you get free food by working :-) Swedish design making items that work and look good from furniture, decorations to everyday tools. Simplicity conquers.

Your best recommendation to new students in Sweden?
Party culture in campus; join and host difference activities where you can make friends and mingle with the like-minded. Winter will be perfectly fine if you try to boost your energy by more exercise esp. skiing and healthy diet.


Be on time; Swedes are very punctual and even buses follow strict timetables. I am used to adjust my watch 5 mins earlier.


This weeks Alumni profile is Peace from Uganda

Name:Peace Masiko



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.

This weeks profile; An Shouzhi from China

Name:AN Shouzhi

An in Gothenburg, 2nd largest "village" in Sweden!

An in Gothenburg, 2nd largest “village” in Sweden!

My studies in Sweden:
I studied the Master of Laws in European Law at Law Faculty, Stockholm University, Stockholm from June 2008 to June 2009, majoring in EU Institution Law and European Competition Law.

Current occupation & work:
After graduated from Stockholm University in 2009, I returned to China to work in headquarters of Wang Jing & Co. Law Firm ( in Guangzhou, a successful full-service law firm with branch offices in Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao, Shanghai, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Haikou and Hong Kong.

Now I am the Partner of Wang Jing & Co. as well as Chief Representative of Wang Jing & Co. Fuzhou Office. Besides, I am also the head of the Department of Mining & Energy of our whole law firm. We are handling shipping, international trade, corporate, mining & energy, arbitration cases involved in China, Central Asia, Southern Asia and Europe. In 2012, I was elected and awarded as the Leading lawyer in Maritime & Shipping in Asia-Pacific Region by Aisalaw Review.


Strongest memory from Sweden:

In Kiruna the North of Sweden with plenty of snow

In Kiruna the North of Sweden with plenty of snow

There is a saying, “Stockholm is not a city at all, but a rather large village set in the middle of some forests and lakes.” Yes! I totally agree with and love it. And the fascinating scenery in Stockholm is just what I missed most. Surrounded by waters, the city is stunningly beautiful in the summer evening, which is paralleled by the charm of frozen lakes and snow-fringed skylines in the winter. I love these amazing sights. In October 2012, I returned to Sweden again for one week just to re-visit the beautiful city and the nice local people.In addition, the diversity of culture and the nice local people are also impressive and fantastic to me. In Stockholm, you will find a lot of interesting things during the daily life which have great influence on the culture, economy and politic over the world. Every year, the Nobel Prizes activities will attract worldwide eyes, particularly, in 2012, the Chinese litterateur Mr. MO Yan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Like most Chinese people, I am also very excited. Thanks to Sweden.

Recommendation to new students:
Study hard as well as enjoy Swedish life! The education system in Sweden will offer you lots of practical help to turn your academic success into career gold. When you are trying your best to study, don’t forget to make new friends, learn different foreign culture and language, which will be great helpful in your future life.

Back at home with SRA - Sweden Returned Alumni at Meeting in Beijing

Back at home with SRA – Sweden Returned Alumni at Meeting in Beijing



This weeks Alumni Profile, Cao W from China

Name: Cao Weiqiu (Mike)

Mike in Sweden at KTH

Mike in Sweden at KTH

When, where & what you studied in Sweden? 
Mike studied in 2002 till 2004 in KTH (Royal insitute of Technology) for internetworking master and Stockholms Universities for EMIS master program. Was awarded KTH Stipend for thesis work in KTH Swedish Center for Internet Research.

Current occupation:
Mike has worked as managing director of Shanghai Mu Yi Investment Advisors Ltd. since 2006. He led teams to have accomplished a series of venture capital and private equity investment projects in varies emerging sectors. Now he focuses on technolgoy transfer and venture investments between Nordic countries and China.

Strongest memory from Sweden?
Clean environment, orders in live and sustainable development spirit in Swedish people’s mind.

Mike with Swedish Minister of Environment Mrs Lena Ek

Mike with Swedish Minister of Environment Mrs Lena Ek

Your best recommendation to new students in Sweden?
It is one of the best places to make good friends and design your future.