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Invitation – Alumni Networking Event in Ho Chi Minh City

Sweden Alumni in Vietnam – Welcome to an Alumni Networking Event on 14 November in HCM-city in Vietnam. The Alumni Event is arranged during the Innovative Sweden Exhibition.

During the event there will be an inspirational speech held by Ulf Larsson from the Nobel museum in Stockholm, you will get a private walkthrough of our Innovative Sweden exhibition, the Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang will come to talk to you and we will provide finger food and time for mingle afterwards. You will also be given a surprise gift with a Swedish touch. Read more » >>

Reflections from Kampala

Most of last week was spent in Kampala, capital of Uganda, home to hundreds of Swedish Institute (SI) Alumni over the years.

Our first event after arrival was naturally to host the first alumni gathering in Uganda, arranged by the Swedish Embassy and co-hosted together with the Swedish Institute at the residence of the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, Mr.Urban Andersson. SI:s Director General, Mrs Annika Rembe, attended the event and expressed the importance of continued Alumni relations and connections with Sweden. As Manager of SI:s Alumni relations, I was delighted that over 30 alumni currently in Uganda attened the event. SI Alumni can be found in a wide varuety of feilds as Professors, researchers or as professionals in private- or health sectors, some in financial investment, all gathered to network and revitalize their contacts with Sweden.

Alumneventet Kampala

Alumneventet Kampala

The focal point of our Second day in Uganda was “Sweden Day at Makerere University” in Kampala. We estimated that an overwhelming 1.300 students passed by the Sweden day venue all curious about studies and Scholarship opportunities to Sweden. During the day 6 SI Alumni who had just returned from Sweden joined us in discussion panels and shared their experience on studying in Sweden, they held two presentations on the topic of studying in Sweden, making a truly important contribution to our Sweden Day. Niklas Dahlberg, Program Manager for the “Study Scholarship programme” held a few presentations on scholarship opportunities in Sweden.

Team of Alumni answering questions, here Alumni Dixon Atahurra

Team of Alumni answering questions, here Alumni Dixon Atahurra

 

More intriguing questions from the gathered interested students answered by the SI Alumni, here Alumni Ester Nakuru

More intriguing questions from the gathered interested students answered by the SI Alumni, here Alumni Ester Nakuru

The highlight of the day was when the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University together with the Swedish Ambassador and Director General of SI took the stage and officially handed over the complete volume of the Linnaeus Apostles to Makerere University. Read more on the Swedish Embassies website.

Inauguration of Sweden Day at Makerere with the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, together with the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda Mr. Urban Andersson and Director General of Swedish Institute Annika Rembe

Inauguration of Sweden Day at Makerere with the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, together with the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda Mr. Urban Andersson and Director General of Swedish Institute Annika Rembe

 

Program Manager Niklas Dahlberg on Swedish Institute Scholarship programmes

Program Manager Niklas Dahlberg on Swedish Institute Scholarship programmes

To find out more from current Ugandan scholars in Sweden, listen to what three brand new scholarship holders had to say: https://vimeo.com/78817174

Curious Makerere Scholars in the Sweden tent on Campus

Curious Makerere Scholars in the Sweden tent on Campus check out the exhibition; “The Life Puzzle- The Role of the Swedish Family”. The mini exhibition was shown for the first time in Uganda, here at Makerere University and engaged student’s and alumni in both laughter and discussions on equality.

Follow the Swedish embassies calendar for future events; http://www.swedenabroad.com/kampala.

Also check out our activity on Twitter concerning both events:
Twitter: @SweInstitute #sialumni
Twitter: @SwedeninUG  – Sweden in Uganda
Twitter: @SwedEnvoyUganda – The Swedish Ambassador of Sweden to Uganda, Mr. Urban Andersson
Instagram: #sialumni, you’ll find some pictures and short films from Uganda
Follow the Swedish Embassy in Kampala on Facebook: www.facebook.com/embassyofswedeninkampala

INVITATION Alumni event & Sweden Day Uganda

 Dear Swedish Institute Alumni, you are invited to two events in Uganda!

Alumni event in Kampala!

The Ambassador of Sweden, Mr. Urban Andersson, has the pleasure to invite You as former Swedish Institute scholarship holders, now back in Uganda to a Alumni reception Wednesday, October 30. The event is co-hosted by the Swedish Institute. At the event you will meet other SI Alumni and also have the opportunity to meet the visiting delegation of representatives from the Swedish Institute (Stockholm). Register on-line here at the latest, October 26. The event can only host a limited number of participants so sign up as soon as possible.

Date: Wednesday, 30 October 2013, at 18:30hours
Register for the event by following this LINK Remember to indicate when and where in Sweden you studied.
RSVP: Not later than 26rd of October.
Confirmation: The Swedish Ambassador will send out a confirmation e-mail after the deadline, where also the event venue will be indicated.

 

 

Sweden Day – information event about Sweden and academic scholarships for studies in Sweden.

The Swedish Delegation will also participate in the Sweden Day, arranged by the Swedish Embassy in Kampala and hosted by the Makerere University on Thursday, 31 October. This event is open for everyone who is interested in Sweden and will consist of information about Sweden in general as well as study och scholarship opportunities to Sweden, hear lectures, or try out a quiz on Sweden, se an exhibitions and much more.

If you, as a SI Alumni, would like to share your study experience in Sweden as part of the program at makerere on the 31th of October, we warmly encourage you to indicate that in the registration form or send an email to alumni@si.se.

Date: Thursday, 31 October
Time: 10 AM – 17 PM
Venue: Outside the University Library, Makerere University

WE WARMLY WELCOME YOU TO BOTH THESE EVENTS! 

Stay in touch on Social media by visiting:

  • Twitter: @SwedeninUG
  • Twitter: @SweInstitute #sialumni
  • Instagram: #sialumni

INVITATION – gender equality seminar Warsaw

Alumni are welcome to the gender equality seminar hosted by the Swedish Institute, SWPS University and the Swedish Embassy in Warsaw.

The gender equality tour will be arriving to Warsaw after starting off in Bologna, in late March. This project highlights gender equality on the labor market and its effects on family constellations from an economic and social perspective, by asking questions such as;

  • How to achieve a gender equal labor market?
  • Why is a gender equal labor market necessary?
  • What effects will this perspective have on children?

The event will start off with opening speeches by the Vice Chancellor of SWPS, Prof. Teresa Gardocka, the Swedish ambassador to Poland, Staffan Herrström, and will continue with lectures by both Swedish and Polish experts. The seminar will be summed up with a panel discussion, moderated by the prominent author and journalist in Poland, Sylwia Chutnik.

All attendants will have the opportunity to see the photo exhibition; “Life Puzzle“, an exhibition on the experiences and challenges Swedes today face when balancing their professional life with family life.

RSVP no later than the 17th of May by sending an email to bratumila.pettersson@gov.se
Seats are limited and we can only guarantee seats to a specific amount of those that make an RSVP in time.

Date: 21st of May
Time: 10.00 – 14.00
Location: Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS)
Hosts: The Swedish Institute, SWPS University and the Swedish Embassy in Warsaw

More about the exhibition ”Life Puzzle”;
This documentary photo exhibition has been produced by the Swedish institute in order to picture the modern Swedish family and to give information about the Swedish parental insurance. It depicts 24 photographs taken from different situations in Swedish family life and where the parental insurance has taken effect. An important aspect during the production procedure has been to both picture the average family, but at the same time adding the ethnical diversity of Sweden and the social tolerance for alternative family constellations that is an important part of Swedish family policy.
 
The photo exhibition will be standing in connection to the seminar at the SWPS between the 21st and the 24th of May 2013.

 

INVITATION – Swedish Music in India

Swedish Music goes India and you are invited!

For the first time ever the Swedish DJ duo Rebecca & Fiona will perform in India. Their live performance at Royalty, Mumbai, is a part of the Swedish Institute’s initiative Swedish Music goes India which also include a round-table discussion with representatives from the Swedish and Indian music industries.

Rebecca & Fiona goes to IndiaRebecca & Fiona is a young, female DJ duo famous for their ability of using vocals, mixing and choreography to create a unique live performance. The duo got famous in 2010 with the smash hit Lumiary Ones which display their irresistibly catchy, heavily beat oriented music.

It’s dance pop at its most superlative.

When: Friday April 19 at 9 PM
Where: Royalty, Mumbai

Feel free to share invitation to friends and family! If you need further information, send an email to: alumni@si.se