Tag archives for Beijing

Report from Pre-departure Events in China

On 11 and 13 April respectively, the Embassy in Beijing and the Consulate in Shanghai hosted students accepted to study in Sweden for pre-departure events.  The events targeted Chinese students who have been accepted to one of eight Swedish universities. The universities participated either with representatives in China or through video conference, and conveyed important information to the potential students, as well as answered questions. 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 » >>

Alumni events held in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai

Networking workshop at the Nordic Centre in Beijing

Alumni events were held in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai last week as Swedish universities and Swedish Institute representatives were in China to attend the China Education Expo.

On 23 October more than 70 alumni from 18 Swedish universities attended a workshop on networking and career building at the Nordic Centre in Beijing. The event was organised by the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing with support from the Swedish Institute. Ms Emily Roblin, founder and Managing Partner of LEAP, engaged the alumni in a dynamic workshop that equipped the attendees with valuable networking skills and helped expand their social and professional networks. The alumni also got a little taste of Sweden as they were served Swedish-inspired sandwiches from Modo and delicious cinnamon buns baked by the Nordic Centre staff. The evening ended with a lucky draw where one lucky alumnus won a ping pong bat signed by Swedish ping pong superstar and “ever green tree”, Jan-Ove Waldner, a.k.a. Lao Wa. Read more » >>

Alumni events in China

Dear Alumni in China,

Swedish Institute representatives and Swedish Universities will be travelling to China next week to attend the China Education Expo. In connection to this the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing and Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai together with the Swedish Institute are organising alumni events in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai.

Please find more information by following the below links:

Alumni event in Beijing on the 23 October

Alumni event in Shanghai on the 30 October.

In Guangzhou a dinner will be arranged jointly with the Sweden Alumni Network in China (SANC). If you are an alumnus in Guangzhou and want to join the dinner, please contact Rachel Weiner to register.

Also, if you have any Chinese friends that are considering studying in Sweden, please tell them to come and meet the Study in Sweden team at the China Education Expo in Beijing, Guangzhou or Shanghai!

This weeks profile: Ph.D scholar Liu from China

Name: Qian LIU

When, where & what you studied in Sweden?
I studied for my Ph.D. in Economics from 2003-2009 at the University of Uppsala.

Liu in Kiruna

Liu enjoying Swedish winter in Kiruna, the norhernmost city in Sweden


Current occupation & work:

Deputy Director, China Forecasting Service, at Economist Intelligence Unit, part of The Economist Group. I manage a global team of analysts to conduct research and analysis on China’s macro economy and regional growth.


Attending the Nobel Banquet in Stockholm

Attending the Nobel Banquet in Stockholm

Strongest memory from Sweden:
- Beautiful summer sunshine, and thick snow nights.
- “Tough” and independent Swedish women versus the Swedish family guys.
- Which do Swedish people love more: coffee or alcohol?

Your best recommendation to new students in Sweden?
- Fika with everyone; it’s the best time to talk about anything and everything.
- In many countries, it’s extremely impolite to address your professor just by their first name. But in Sweden; get used to it!
- Try the Swedish food, like strawberry cakes, pepparkakor, and the amazingly goda Semla. And Ramlosa/Loka!


You can find Qian Liu on:

- Twitter: QianLiuChina

- Weibo: Louise刘倩

- QQ weibo: QLEconomist