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SI Alumni Profile: Lina Idris

Name: Lina Idris

Country: Sudan

When, where & what you studied in Sweden:

I have studied Renewable Energy Systems master’s program at Halmstad University 2014 – 2015.

What do you do now?

I was hired as a project manager for Ten Star Solar AB shortly after my graduation. Actually, the day I wrote my last exam I treated myself with a visit to a local art gallery Tony Torro, which ended up being the missing link to my current occupation. Read more » >>

SI Alumni Profile: Mattewos B.Tefferi

Name: Mattewos B.Tefferi

Country: Ethiopia

When, where & what did you study in Sweden: 
I was awarded SI Scholarship to attend Msc in Electric Power Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology Aug 2011-Aug 2013 Read more » >>

SI Alumni Profile: Mohammad Nesrini

More than 400 SI scholarship holders complete their scholarship period this year and become part of the SI Alumni Network. There are now more than 10,000 SI alumni! We asked a few of the new alumni to share their future plans, hopes and expectations with us. This week’s SI Alumni Profile is Mohammad Nesrini from Syria: 

Name: Mohammad Nesrini

Country: Syria Read more » >>

SI Alumni Profile: Rafaela Ariana Flach

More than 400 SI scholarship holders – students and researchers – completed their scholarship period this semester and became part of the SI Alumni Network. There are now more than 10,000 SI alumni! We asked a few of the new alumni to share their future plans, hopes and expectations with us. This week it’s time for Rafaela Flach to share with us a bit about her future plans!

Name: Rafaela Ariana Flach

Country: Brazil

When, where & what did you study in Sweden:
I was awarded an SI Scholarship to attend the Msc in Science for Sustainable Development programme in Linköping University, between 2013 and 2015.

What’s your plan now?
From September to December 2015, I will contribute as a visiting researcher in the Centre for Development Studies in Bonn University, in a project called “Forests in the Global Bioeconomy: Developing Multi-Scale Policy Scenarios”, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

After this, I am headed to start my PhD studies in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, in University of East Anglia, United Kingdom. There, I will investigate climate change impacts on society and ecosystems under different socioeconomic pathways, analysing how impact avoidance is constrained by availability of land and water.

In general, I want to pursue the goal I established when starting my studies in Sweden, to become a sustainability scientist contributing to science-policy engagement in processes related to climate change, water and deforestation. During and after my PhD, I expect to provide scientific assistance to the Brazilian government and international organizations which influence policies and international cooperation regarding these issues.

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SI Alumni Profile: Ayman Idris

More than 400 SI scholarship holders – students and researchers – completed their scholarship period this semester and became part of the SI Alumni Network. There are now more than 10,000 SI alumni! We asked a few of the new alumni to share their future plans, hopes and expectations with us. First up is Ayman Idris from Sudan.

 

Name: Ayman Idris

Country: Sudan

Current occupation: Chief Innovation Officer at an IT company in Sudan.

When, where & what did you study in Sweden:

I attended the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm between August 2014 and June 2015, and was awarded a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management.

What’s your plan now?

A couple of months into my master’s program, I wrote an op-ed article in a newspaper back home. The piece, rather optimistically (or maybe pompously) titled “Innovation Is The Solution To All Corporate ills”, was intended to reflect on the new perspective I had on what it means for a business to be innovative, and how to foster and nurture a culture of innovation that permeates the workplace.

I was taking baby steps towards understanding the brave new world of innovation management. Scintillating lectures delivered by visionary professors and leading industry experts were complemented by fiery, hours-long debates with equally-enthused classmates. Everything around me screamed “innovation”. “This is it” I thought, “People back home need to know about this”. My pen took a hold of me, and I found myself writing a lengthy article on the topic and sending it to the widely-read daily. Read more » >>