On 7 November more than 90 alumni met for an evening of socializing and dining at the Ambassador’s residence in Jakarta.
The event was organised by the Embassy of Sweden with support from the Swedish Institute and was opened by the Swedish Ambassador, Johanna Brismar Skoog. In addition to the alumni, representatives from five Swedish universities including Chalmers University of Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Linköping University, Linnaeus University and Lund University attended the event as well as company representatives from Saab and Atlas Copco. After speeches from Alumni Swedia and the Swedish Institute students were treated to dinner and Swedish cinnamon rolls and festivities concluded with a Sweden quiz eight lucky students won Swedish chocolate. Read more » >>
2014 NFGL Diploma Ceremony in the Golden Hall of the Stockholm City Hall
Name: Sukma Dwi Andrina (Andrina)
When, where & what you studied in Sweden:
I took Master of Environmental Law in Stockholm University in 2013 – 2014.
I am currently a Scholar-in-Residence at the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. I am doing a research on the interplay of investment law and sustainable development – also looking at different ways to improve international investment law.
You finished your scholarship period this year and were one of the speakers at the NFGL Diploma Ceremony in the City Hall in Stockholm on 16 May 2014. Please tell us what your time as a SI scholarship holder meant to you and what hopes you have for the future as an SI Alumnus
Addressing my fellow scholarship holders at the NFGL Diploma Ceremony was one of the best things that happened to me in Sweden. I spoke about making good environmental choices as individuals – where it is easy to contribute to environmental protection only by changing your way of life. Living in Sweden inspired me to choose this topic since caring for the environment is already a part of the Swedish culture.
Being an SI Scholar allowed me to meet people with different backgrounds from different parts of the world, especially during conferences and my travels. As an SI alumnus, this is what I hope to continue to do. I’d like to be the voice for cooperation in environmental efforts which brings everyone on board, from companies, governments and individuals.
Above all, being part of NFGL makes me feel welcomed in this country!
As the Ramadan month has commenced, Muslims in Indonesia observe the Fast of Ramadan. During this month, one will usually get lots of invitations to break the fast together and attend a small gathering. It’s very common that these invitations are extended to the non-Muslims as well.
Alumni Swedia in Indonesia also organised a small break fast gathering combined with informal pre-departure sharing session for future students who will study in Swedish universities. The event took place on July 10, 2014 at Bumbu Desa Pasaraya Blok M, South of Jakarta with 22 attendees.
Not much of food, a lot of sharing :-)
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Today, May 6th 2014, is an innovation feast in Indonesia as the Innovative Sweden Exhibition and i3L (Indonesia International Institute for Life Sciences) are officially launched. i3L is a pioneer in the Indonesia’s life science innovation and research efforts. It pursues boundary-spanning and applied research in medicine, biotechnology, and food science in close collaboration with Karolinska Institute and the Swedish University of Agriculture Sciences (SLU). Held at the newly built i3L campus at Pulomas Jakarta, the inauguration event was started in the morning with a press conference where many major media in Indonesia covered the conference.
Press Conference with Erik Milfors (Trade Commissioner). Prof Dr. Niclas Adler (President of i3L, HE Ewa Polano (Ambassador of Sweden for Indonesia), Annika Rembe (Director General of Swedish Institute) and Mats Denninger (High Representative for International Environment Technology Cooperation)
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