Archive for Sweden Alumni Network in China (SANC)

Alumni Event and Swedish Design in Shanghai!

Two exciting events have taken place in Shanghai:

Lunar January 15, the first full moon day in a year, is regarded as reunion moment for all family members and friends in China.


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Alumni attended Lucia celebration in Shanghai

On Sunday December 13, Swedish St Lucia Day was celebrated at the Christmas Fair of the Shanghai Center. A Swedish-Chinese Lucia procession with singing and candlelight was held for the hundreds of people including around 30 Swedish alumni that had gathered. The event was organized by the Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai with Swedish and local partners aiming to bring Swedish traditions to Shanghai and to celebrate the end of the United Nations year of light. Read more » >>

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 » >>

”Countdown to Sweden” in Beijing and Shanghai

“Countdown to Sweden”, Beijing

On 28 April (Beijing) and 30 April (Shanghai) Chinese students accepted to Swedish Universities got the chance to meet with Chinese alumni at “pre-departure events” organised by the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing and the Swedish Consulate General in Shanghai together with the Swedish Institute.

The events not only provided an opportunity for prospective students to speak to alumni and Swedish university representatives, but also a chance for Chinese alumni to meet with new and old alumni friends.  Read more » >>

Cross-cultural management and excellent communication, 12 March in Beijing

SI Alumnus Ye Tian from China received a grant from SI in 2014 to organise an alumni event in Beijing on cross-cultural communication. Due to various circumstances the event was delayed but on 12 March the event was finally held at the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing. Please find Ye Tian’s report below:

Photo: Embassy of Sweden in Beijing

The event finally took place with the Embassy’s help! After we published an event notice to members of the Sweden Alumni Network in China (SANC), and the Embassy of Sweden published a notice via its official Weibo and WeChat, we received over 100 applications from people in different companies and many new SANC members. Considering that we gave a really short notice, only about one week, it was really a happy surprise for us to see these many applications. In the end 32 people were given the chance to attend. Read more » >>