On July 16, 2014 the Embassy of Sweden in Jakarta organised a break fast gathering and Pre-Departure Briefing at Erasmus Huis, Jl. Rasuna Said S-3, Setiabudi, South of Jakarta. This event was opened for the Embassy of Sweden staff, Swedish universities alumni, current and future Swedish universities students, and invited guests. This event was hosted by Daniel Johansson, chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Sweden in Jakarta and supported by the Swedish Institute.
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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.
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.
What is one Swedish culture that everyone can instantly relate to? FIKA! Whether you are at work or out with friends, you can always do fika. When you are too stress in doing something, take a break and have a fika! Enjoy the taste of your preferred coffee and let yourself seduced by the inviting smell of kanelbullar (Cinnamon roll) with its rich flavor, accompanied by a couple of friends just talking and having a good time! I guarantee you will soon forget all your stress! It is also a good occasion to catch up with friends and families.
The 5th European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) in Indonesia attracted thousands of Indonesian university-seekers. Having held in 2 cities; Surabaya (October 9) and Jakarta (October 12 -13), the event was a resounding success. 2268 visitors were registered in Surabaya and this number was doubled during the two days fair in Jakarta with 5200 and 6240 registered participants respectively.
Various universities from different countries in Europe, including Sweden, took part in this event. This year, Swedish Institute along with 3 other Swedish universities took part in promoting Swedish Higher Institution. Richard Stenelo and fellow colleague Karen Paulson represented Lund University, whereas Margareta Svedlund and Kajsa Beckman represented KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Chalmers University of Technology was represented by Cecilia Hillman and Swedish Institute was represented by their Talent Mobility Unit staffs, Seble Abera and Malin Larsson.
While many other universities accompanied by their local agent or local representative, Swedish universities were accompanied by their students and alumni. Muhammad Mufti Azis, a current Indonesian Phd student at Chalmers was happy to share his experience studying in Chalmers. Casper and Jessica, KTH students who are currently studying in Singapore also gave some insight about what it’s like to study in KTH. Other Swedish universities alumni whose university was not represented in the event also came to support the Swedish booths.
“.. it was 5 years ago when I was among the crowd asking questions that led me to Sweden. Now, I am helping to answer those same questions” Laili Aidi, a former student of Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship and KTH, shared her reflection of the event. Having to talk to Indonesians who have studied in Sweden helped visitors to relate better with Sweden and its higher education system.
The Swedish Institute booth shared studying in Sweden in general. It also helped scholarship-seekers to answer their questions regarding financing their studies. Furthermore, the Swedish Institute representatives also conducted a half-an-hour presentation sessions to further promote study in Sweden. Many curious visitors came to the session to get to know more about Sweden.
All in all, the Swedish booths received very well responds from the visitors. Through this event we hope to be able to introduce Sweden as the destination country for quality higher education. We hope to see more Indonesians in Sweden and more Swedish Alumni in Indonesia.
*The last photo is courtesy of the Swedish Embassy in Jakarta