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Invitation to Alumni in Tanzania and Kenya: participate in Africa Student Fairs 2014, Dar es Salaam 28-29 July and Nairobi 1-2 August, 2014

The Swedish Institute will visit Tanzania on 28-29 July 2014 and Kenya on 1-2 August 2014 to attend the Africa Student Fairs Ed Expo in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi. The purpose of the visit is to market Sweden as a Study destination and increase awareness about the SI Study Scholarships to Tanzanian students.

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Meeting alumni in China

November has been a busy month for Swedish alumni around the world! While part of the SI team was holding events in Uganda, two more of us traveled to the other side of the world for several days meeting alumni and prospective students in China. We were blown away by the enthusiasm and engagement of our alumni in Beijing and Shanghai – China is home to our largest known alumni network, with nearly 800 active members.

First days in Beijing

Our first days in China were spent in the capital city attending the China Education Expo with a delegation of Swedish universities. We were supported by the head of the Sweden Alumni Network in China (SANC), Ling Zhang, and a team of eight alumni who spent the weekend answering nonstop questions about studies in Sweden.

Left to right: Douglas Washburn with alumni Ling Zhang, Mälardalens Högskola, Su Wei, Uppsala University, Yao Rui, KTH, Nickey KTH in the Sweden booth

Embassy colleague Mikael Salomonsson is interviewed by Chinese media about studying in Sweden

A few days later, it was time for Sweden Career and Education Day, a joint effort between SI, SANC and the Swedish Embassy in Beijing. Held at Peking University, the event attracted over 350 Chinese students with an interest in studying or working in Sweden. Twelve Swedish universities participated along with eight Swedish companies including IKEA, H&M, Ericsson, and Volvo. Ambassador Lars Fredén welcomed a packed seminar room to the event; further well-attended talks were held by Douglas Washburn from SI and Olof Somell from the Nobel Museum.

Ambassador Fredén gives a welcome speech at Sweden Career and Education Day.

IKEA’s booth was popular amongst attendees.

Straight from the event, our delegation headed to a nearby hotel for an alumni dinner. Over 150 members of SANC joined us for an informal evening kicked off with inspiring talks from Dr. Christer Ljungwall, Head of Growth Analysis at the Swedish Embassy in Beijing, and Olof Somell from the Nobel Museum in Stockholm.

From left to right: Mac Ma, Liu Weichen, Jiayi Liu

Left to right: Ling Zhang, Kaixi Huang, Rachel Weiner, Yuchen Wu, Olof Somell, Douglas Washburn, Mikael Salomonsson, Eric Liu

Swedes in Shanghai

A few days later, it was time for our next alumni event, this time in Shanghai. The Nordic Consulate Generals in Shanghai arranged an exciting evening for alumni of universities in all five Nordic countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland) as a part of Nordic Design and Innovation Week Shanghai. Swedish alumni joined in force, with 80 of 200 attendees coming from Swedish universities.

Jonna Wibelius and Aron Johansson welcome attendees to the Nordic Alumni Reception.

The reception was held in Nordic Design and Innovation Week’s exhibition space, giving visitors the chance to check out projects from four of the Nordic countries’ top design schools whilst catching up with classmates.  The highlight of the evening was a spirited Nordic trivia quiz – the Swedish alumni were sadly vanquished by our neighbors to the south, Denmark!

To round off our time in China, our last weekend was spent at the China Education Expo’s Shanghai stop. As in Beijing, we were supported by a fantastic team of alumni, eager to answer the many questions we received about studies in Sweden.


Rachel Weiner, Douglas Washburn and SI alumni team!

INVITATION Alumni event & Sweden Day Uganda

 Dear Swedish Institute Alumni, you are invited to two events in Uganda!

Alumni event in Kampala!

The Ambassador of Sweden, Mr. Urban Andersson, has the pleasure to invite You as former Swedish Institute scholarship holders, now back in Uganda to a Alumni reception Wednesday, October 30. The event is co-hosted by the Swedish Institute. At the event you will meet other SI Alumni and also have the opportunity to meet the visiting delegation of representatives from the Swedish Institute (Stockholm). Register on-line here at the latest, October 26. The event can only host a limited number of participants so sign up as soon as possible.

Date: Wednesday, 30 October 2013, at 18:30hours
Register for the event by following this LINK Remember to indicate when and where in Sweden you studied.
RSVP: Not later than 26rd of October.
Confirmation: The Swedish Ambassador will send out a confirmation e-mail after the deadline, where also the event venue will be indicated.



Sweden Day – information event about Sweden and academic scholarships for studies in Sweden.

The Swedish Delegation will also participate in the Sweden Day, arranged by the Swedish Embassy in Kampala and hosted by the Makerere University on Thursday, 31 October. This event is open for everyone who is interested in Sweden and will consist of information about Sweden in general as well as study och scholarship opportunities to Sweden, hear lectures, or try out a quiz on Sweden, se an exhibitions and much more.

If you, as a SI Alumni, would like to share your study experience in Sweden as part of the program at makerere on the 31th of October, we warmly encourage you to indicate that in the registration form or send an email to alumni@si.se.

Date: Thursday, 31 October
Time: 10 AM – 17 PM
Venue: Outside the University Library, Makerere University


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Invitation: Career fair Moscow – RGGU

Swedish Career Fair to be held on 15th of March at Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU)

The Embassy of Sweden in Moscow and  Business Sweden invite SI Alumni to the SWEDISH CAREER FAIR that will take place at 11 am at RGGU; Chayanova 15 (m. Novoslobodskaya).

For the third time the Embassy of Sweden and Business Sweden are organising a Swedish Career Fair in Moscow for Swedish companies and their future employees. Alumni as well as students and graduates who are interested in a career at a Swedish company in Russia are welcome. Lots of summer jobs and trainee positions are waiting for you!

At the Swedish Career Fair you will have an opportunity to:

This year such Swedish companies as Oriflame, Scania, Tele2, Volvo Group, IKEA, Ericsson will, among others, take part in the event. Special guest this year is Swedish Institute with lecture on Swedish approach to CSR. Working languages at the career fair are English and Russian. Registration per email is required.

If you would like to attend the fair please send an email to moscow.sweinfo@gov.se no later than the 11th of March.