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Sweden in 1m 46s: from generous parental leave to unpredictable weather

“This is Sweden” – a new film showcasing different sides of Sweden – was launched by the Swedish Institute today! You can watch it here:

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The video is also available for download at Vimeo and Sharing Sweden (with subtitles for 14, soon 17, languages).

The teaser for the film was released last week and has already been viewed 0,5 million times on social media. It was also screened yesterday at the Nasdaq Video Tower in Times Square, New York city.

The award-winning production company B-Reel Films produced the movie, Olof Lindh directed. At the age of 25 he already has a number of awards and achievements under his belt, including work for Spotify: “We’ve chosen a documentary method, shooting with real people in real situations rather than professional actors, to capture a true and multifaceted glimpse of life in Sweden.”

Alice Boman’s melancholic song Waiting helps convey the feeling further and the artist supports the video’s open message: “I’m proud to represent Sweden, the parts of Sweden this film highlight.”

 

Call for applications: SI Alumni Events!

Photo taken at last year’s alumni event “Our journey after Swedish Institute Management Programme”. Provided by SI alumnus Olga Ryabova.

Do you have an idea for an alumni event that you’d like to organise in 2016? The Swedish Institute can provide you financial support!

The Swedish Institute is pleased to announce the possibility for SI alumni and Regional SI Alumni Networks to apply for financial support to organise local events in 2016.

Through this call SI wishes to support regional alumni activities with the aim of creating platforms for alumni to meet, exchange knowledge and build competence in the network.

A maximum of SEK 12,000 can be applied for within this call. The grant can be used to arrange social events, lectures, seminars, workshops, study visits, and much more.

The call for applications is open from 15 January to 7 February.

You can find all relevant information and instructions on how to apply by clicking here.

Download the application form through this link.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at alumni@si.se

Alumni events in China, October 2015

Heyrobics workout at the Swedish Embassy in Beijing. Photo: Olli Geibel

Alumni events were organised in Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai in October by the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing, Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai and the Sweden Alumni Network in China with support from the Swedish Institute. The events were held in connection to the yearly China Education Expo attended by several Swedish universities who also had the opportunity to attend the alumni events. Read more » >>

Opportunity for SI Alumni in Africa and the Middle East to participate in the Middle East & Africa Summit 2015!

We are happy to announce the opportunity for 10 SI Alumni to participate in this year’s Middle East & Africa Summit in Dubai 20-21 October. Participation will be free of cost, with accommodation and travel expenses covered by the Swedish Institute. Do you want to participate? Read more about the event and how to apply below! 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 » >>