The autumn season’s first Alumni network event took place on 5 October. The Swedish alumni-network Turkey consists of people who have studied in Sweden, today comprising some 700 alumni.
The Alumni events is a platform which gives the alumni an opportunity to stay in touch with each other, network with people from different disciplines and to help strengthen the ties between Sweden and Turkey.
For the alumni events the Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul invite a guest speaker with links to Swedish-Turkish relations or a relevant topic. This event’s so called sunny speaker was Aysen Savci, the twice former Swedish trade commissioner to Turkey and now an achieved glass artist in Istanbul. Aysen Savci shared her experience of working both in Sweden and in Turkey and how she left the business world to become a glass artist instead. One thing she had discovered as an important factor for the success of many Swedish top business people was that they had interests and hobbies that were different from their business, such as music or art. Multidisciplines help one to think outside of the box.
The Consul General Ms. Therese Hydén highlighted that the alumni are very important both for the Consulate General and for the Swedish-Turkish relations in general, since the alumni are the real ambassadors for Sweden in the Turkish society, sharing their personal experiences.
The evening’s specialty was also the “kanelbulle”, the cinnamon bun, as we were celebrating the cinnamon bun day, which is honored in Sweden on 4 October every year.
We at the SI Alumni team are pleased to announce that 10 SI Alumni events have been granted funding in the first call for applicants this year. Three events are taking place in Moldova, three in Ukraine and one in Bolivia, China, Georgia and Kosovo respectively. Read more » >>
Please find below an invitation from SI alumni team in Ukraine to a round-table and webinar on “Multiple aspects of problems of safety in the modern society: global, regional and local levels”, which will be held 15 December 2014 at Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics.
Photo: Susanne Walström/imagebank.sweden.se
Dear Colleagues! We are inviting you to participate in the webinar “Multi aspects of problems of safety in the modern society: global, regional and local levels”, which will be held 15 December 2014 at Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics for development of Ukrainian-Swedish scientific, cultural and business contacts and search partners for joint international projects.
The webinar will be organized as part of a seminar on global and local security issues. The seminar and webinar are organized by Alumni of the Swedish Institute (SI), a number of research, educational and social organizations of Kharkiv (Ukraine) with the support of the Swedish Institute (Stockholm, Sweden). Read more » >>
Please find below an invitation from SI Alumni Liudmila Fakeyeva, Maryna Barouka and Alena Shushkova to a seminar Gender Rights and Opportunities which will be held on November 13, 2014 in the Belarusian State University.
Dear Swedish Institute Alumni and Scholarship Holders,
As part of the series of SI alumni events in Minsk, we are holding a seminar Gender Rights and Opportunities on November 13, 2014 in the Belarusian State University.
The seminar provides a good opportunity for Swedish Institute alumni, students, NGOs and interested partners to get acquainted with best practices of implementing principles of gender equality and its benefits.
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Swedish Institute Alumni Network with support of Swedish Embassy in Belarus and Belarusian Republican Confederation of Entrepreneurship invites you to take part in the interactive seminar Doing well by doing good: social entrepreneurship in Belarus and Sweden followed by a networking ‘fika’. Please see the invitation from your fellow alumni below:
Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business sectors, social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution, and persuading entire societies to move in different directions. Just as entrepreneurs change the face of business, social entrepreneurs act as the change agents for society, seizing opportunities others miss to improve systems, invent new approaches, and create solutions to change society for the better. Read more » >>