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Report from Pre-departure Event in Indonesia

For the third time the Embassy of Sweden in Jakarta and the Swedish Institute together with the Alumni Swedia organization held a pre-departure event for Indonesian students admitted to Swedish universities. This year’s event took place on Saturday 14 May 2016 at Ciputra Artpreneur in Jakarta and was attended by more than 80 students and 20 alumni.

More than 200 Indonesian students were admitted to Swedish universities this year. Though we still have no information on the final number of students who are actually going until the departure time, we are happy to have 21 recipients of the Swedish Institute Scholarship and more than 30 LPDP scholarship awardees as well as many others in the confirmed list. This pre-departure event was aimed at equipping these students with everything they need to know about life in Sweden before their departure. It was also a great opportunity for the students to meet with other students and to connect with alumni. Read more » >>

Forum Alumni Swedia in Indonesia is Officially Established!

Yes, the title uses Indonesian words – but I am sure all of you understand it anyway!

The Indonesian Swedish Alumni Forum is now officially established, as per May 4th, 2013. YAY! Congratulations to all members, and particularly the newly elected Chairman, Erlangga Arfan.

Actually, Alumni Swedia as a group was established as early as 2007, when there were quite some numbers of Indonesian students went to Sweden to pursue their higher education. At that time, there were as many as 5 (!!) Indonesian students in Sweden – the highest since 1989.

When it was first established as a group, Alumni Swedia was merely in a form of mailing list. In 2008, the Indonesian students in Sweden then re-established Persatuan Pelajar Indonesia Swedia (PPI Swedia) or Indonesian Student Association in Sweden. PPI Indonesia Swedia got in touch with Alumni Swedia, and since then, close cooperation between the two groups was created.

Together with Ms. Eva Polano and the Swedish Business Community

At the same time, the number of Indonesian students in Sweden increases, and quite matter of factly, so does the number of Sweden Indonesian alumni. J Since then, Forum Alumni Swedia also stays in close contact with the Swedish Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, and the alumni have been invited in many events organized by the Swedish Embassy.

This year, finally, the Forum Alumni Swedia was established as a formal organization, and elected its first Chairman and his cabinet. The programs that are planned to be organized this year includes organizing a Swedish Culture Show, Swedish Education Exhibition, and organizing seminars in cooperation with external organization and/or companies in Indonesia.


To celebrate this happy occasion, Ms. Eva Polano, the Swedish Ambassador in Jakarta, invited both the members of Forum Alumni Swedia and the members of Swedish Business Community to a link-and-match dinner last week. Hopefully, this dinner will be the first step towards a solid and fruitful cooperation between the Forum Alumni Swedia and the Swedish Business Community.