Six new SI Alumni Networks have been established in 2016: Egypt, Kenya, Lithuania, Pakistan, Moldova and Rwanda.
A network in Armenia is currently being set up.
The purpose of a local network is to offer a platform for former Swedish Institute scholarship holders to stay in touch with each other, to get professional development and together work for social change in their local context.
If you want to start a local network, send us an email and we will support you by reaching out to alumni and with materials and ideas etc. A recommendation from the SI Alumni team is to find a few other alumni who also are willing to get involved and to create a communications platform for your local alumni community; it can be a group on Facebook/ LinkedIn or similar.
Name: Lina Idris
When, where & what you studied in Sweden:
I have studied Renewable Energy Systems master’s program at Halmstad University 2014 – 2015.
What do you do now?
I was hired as a project manager for Ten Star Solar AB shortly after my graduation. Actually, the day I wrote my last exam I treated myself with a visit to a local art gallery Tony Torro, which ended up being the missing link to my current occupation. Read more » >>
Name: Mohamed Elmogy
When, where & what did you study in Sweden?
I was in Sweden from the first of September 2009 to end of August 2010 at Swedish University of Agriculture Science, Malmo. I studied Horticultural Microbiology as a postdoc researcher.
Mohammed infront of the turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden
Current occupation & work:
I am now working as assistant professor at Cairo University – College of Agriculture - Egypt.
Strongest memory from Sweden:
I lived in Sweden, Malmo with my wife and children for about a year from 2009 to 2010, which was one of the best experiences of my life and my whole family life. My children went to a primary Swedish School for a few months but they learn Swedish Language so fast. They made a good friendship with other children and with their teachers. I made a lot of good friends in Sweden whilst over there and still have regular contact with many of them even though I am now a thousand miles away.
My home country, Egypt
In 2011, I traveled to a conference in Sweden and it was really good chance for me to visit my Swedish friends. I and my family see Sweden as our second home. I found living in Sweden is extremely amazing. If I was given the chance to go back and live in Sweden, I would not hesitate to do. The Swedish people and their way of life is my strongest memory of Sweden. They are so cute, a polite and helpful.
My best recommendations to new students in Sweden are:
- make a friendship
- be eager to learn and study
- be open and use all the opportunities and learn a new language.