More than 400 SI scholarship holders – students and researchers – completed their scholarship period this semester and became 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 it’s time for Rafaela Flach to share with us a bit about her future plans!
Name: Rafaela Ariana Flach
When, where & what did you study in Sweden:
I was awarded an SI Scholarship to attend the Msc in Science for Sustainable Development programme in Linköping University, between 2013 and 2015.
What’s your plan now?
From September to December 2015, I will contribute as a visiting researcher in the Centre for Development Studies in Bonn University, in a project called “Forests in the Global Bioeconomy: Developing Multi-Scale Policy Scenarios”, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
After this, I am headed to start my PhD studies in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, in University of East Anglia, United Kingdom. There, I will investigate climate change impacts on society and ecosystems under different socioeconomic pathways, analysing how impact avoidance is constrained by availability of land and water.
In general, I want to pursue the goal I established when starting my studies in Sweden, to become a sustainability scientist contributing to science-policy engagement in processes related to climate change, water and deforestation. During and after my PhD, I expect to provide scientific assistance to the Brazilian government and international organizations which influence policies and international cooperation regarding these issues.
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Name: Sílvia Carolina Sebben
Silvia in Picture in Lund
When, where & what you studied in Sweden? Indicate University and Scholarship Program?
From February to July 2009, in the city of Lund, at Lund University. I took part of the Euro Brazilian Windows program and took classes on European and Scandinavian economics, history and culture and topics such as sustainable entrepreneurship and business innovation.
Current occupation & work
Small and Medium Businesses Associate at Google Brazil.
Strongest memory from Sweden
The cold weather, the beautiful and nice people and the incredibly organized cities. The respect for diversity and the constant pursuit for equality in society.
Your best recommendation to new students in Sweden?
Take your time to have classes related to issues which are specific to Sweden, such as the Swedish welfare state and the country’s initiatives regarding gender equality. It is great to learn about these topics in the country where they have been put in practice.
Spread the word, Study in Sweden will be arriving in Brazil!
If you happen to be and Alumni, residing in Brazil or interested in studying in Sweden, make sure to catch the first lecture series of Swedish universities in Brazil. Eight Swedish Universities will visit several counterparts in Brazil, between 15 and 18 April and round off the tour with an alumni event.
The goal of the initiative is to attract Brazilians to study in Sweden through the Science Without Borders, the Brazilian government program to grant scholarships to students in the areas of Science and Technology.
The eight universities from Sweden are KTH- Royal Institute of Technology, Linköping University, Lund University, Malmö University, Mälardalen University, Umeå University, University of Skövde and Uppsala University. The tour begins on April 15th with Porto Alegre (UFRGS and PUC), April 16th at Curitiba (UFPR), April 17th at Belo Horizonte (UFMG) and rounding off on April 18th at São Paulo (USP). All the universities will be on duty at booths to answere questions about studying in Sweden.
The Swedish Embassy in Brazil will also Alumni (Brazilian students who have studied in Sweden) to an alumni reception in São Paulo next week. Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org if you havent recived an invitation.
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To keep up with study in Sweden in Brazil and Science without Boarders, visit the facebook page: www.facebook.com/CSF.Suecia or www.studyinsweden.se/br