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 » >>
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The below article comes from Aleh Kliatsko who organised an alumni networking event at the Embassy of Sweden on 5 November and a study visit to UN-Habitat on 6 November.
On Thursday, November 5th, the Swedish Embassy in Nairobi held an alumni networking event for former Swedish Institute scholarship holders from Kenya. The event gathered 24 people at the residence of Johan Borgstam, the Ambassador of Sweden to Kenya. The topic of the event was ‘Role of NGOs to empower youth’. Aleh Kliatsko, organizer of the SI Alumni event, shared his experience from NGO Global Playground Stockholm. After his presentation there was an interesting and fruitful discussion on how to consolidate the alumni network in Kenya and make it move forward. Read more » >>
The Indonesian SI Alumni Forum on Food Entrepreneurship was held on 21 November in Jakarta. You can read all about it here!
It was a bright Saturday morning on the 21st of November, 2015, when we began arriving at the Swedish Residence in Jakarta. It was only 8.30 am, but the organizing committee was already there, as well as other participants who come from as far as Aceh and Makassar. Smiles were stretched, handshakes exchanged, name tags on – it’s time for the first Swedish Institute Alumni Forum 2015 in Indonesia!
The Swedish Institute Alumni Forum (SIAF) is a new initiative from SI to maintain and strengthen its alumni network. A pilot project for 2015, this forum is held in three selected countries: Indonesia, Belarus, and Uganda. The Swedish Institute fully sponsored this event, allowing alumni from other cities (and other islands!) to come and participate as well. It was such a privilege for us, Alumni Swedia, to be hosting this forum in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy in Jakarta.
Attended by about 60 alumni, the day’s schedule is packed with 3 different sessions, all of which aimed to provide alumni with aspiration and inspiration on how entrepreneurship – using our best skills, passion, and network – can create a better Indonesia. Moreover, we have chosen food entrepreneurship as our sub-theme because food unites people and it can open doors to countless opportunities, whether or not you are in the food industry.
Have you studied at a Swedish university and now wish to network with other alumni in Cyprus?
The Embassy of Sweden in Nicosia is looking to establish an alumni network for former students at Swedish universities that are currently living in Cyprus.
If you’re interested in taking part in a local alumni network please send your contact details and the name of the Swedish university to Linnea Franda.