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Report from the organising team of the SI Alumni Forum in Belarus

Left to right: Pavel Makhnach, Liudmila Fokeeva, Aleh Kliatsko, Maryna Barouka, Aliaksei Kazlou, Katsiaryna Syrayezhkina, Vasili Mankevich, Ivan Tikota, Natalia Romeiko and Markus Boman (SI)


Dear Swedish Institute Alumni worldwide!

We are the team of the first Swedish Institute Alumni Forum (SIAF) on Entrepreneurship in Belarus (SIAF) and we would like to share our experience in the arrangement and conduction of the Forum. Unfortunately, we are not able to describe all the peculiarities, details and specifics of the Forum organization in one short blog article but we’d like to bring your attention to the most important parts.

Writing “we”, we mean the core of the team – 8 active participants: Ivan Tikota, Katsiaryna Syrayezhkina, Natalia Romeiko, Pavel Makhnach, Aleh Kliatsko, Aliaksei Kazlou, Maryna Barouka and Liudmila Fokeeva. Of course, it doesn’t mean that we did everything by ourselves. Within the organizing process a lot of other alumni in Belarus provided their support in different stages and in various activities. Read more » >>

Apply for a seat a this year’s Nobel Week Dialogue!

Picture: Ola Ericson/Imagebank Sweden

The Nobel Week Dialogue is an annual one-day event held during the Nobel week. This year’s event is held in Gothenburg on 9 December and is on the topic of “The Future of Intelligence”.

Experience a day of stimulating discussions at the highest level together with Nobel Laureates, the world’s leading scientists and experts, key opinion leaders and policy makers. By bridging science and society, it’s an opportunity to stimulate thinking, excite imagination and inspire greatness! More information to come at www.nobelweekdialogue.org.

As an SI alumnus you can apply to attend the event and get your travel and accommodation costs covered by the Swedish Institute! This year a maximum of 30 alumni will have the opportunity to attend.

Date: 9 December (In addition, SI will likely organise an alumni-NFGL mingle on 8 December and possibly other surrounding activities)

Venue: The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre “Svenska Mässan”, Gothenburg

Requirements and details:

  • Apply by filling out this form:  https://www.netigate.se/a/s.aspx?s=237508X39993839X78562
  • Application period: 5-18 October, 2015
  • This opportunity is open to SI alumni only. An SI alumnus is a former Swedish Institute scholarship holder, recipient of the Global Swede Award, participant of the Swedish Institute’s leadership programmes for Northern Europe and recipients of the Swedish Institutes Baltic Sea Unit grants.
  • Successful candidates get a guaranteed seat at the Nobel Week Dialogue, travel to and from Gothenburg and accommodation in Gothenburg. All other expenses must be covered by the alumnus.
  • A maximum of 30 Alumni will be awarded
  • Attendance at the Nobel Week Dialogue is free of charge, but the number of seats is limited. The Swedish Institute has reserved seats for SI alumni. Successful applicants will be registered directly by SI to the event organisers.
  • Assessment and selection of candidates: SI will make the selection based on the thematic focus, region, relevance and the motivation statement in the application. If you have already received support from SI earlier this year, your application may not be prioritized.
  • Successful candidates are insured against acute illness and accident during the stay in Sweden, through the Swedish State Group Insurance and Personal insurance by the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (Kammarkollegiet)
  • Successful candidates will be notified no later than 30 October.

After the event

We will ask you to send us a report, one page, no later than 2 weeks after your participation at to alumni@si.se


Since we can only offer a limited number of seats, and out of respect to other applicants, we ask you to please check your work/study/research schedule carefully before registering to avoid scheduling conflicts and late cancellations. If you for some reason (illness etc.) are unable to attend the conference, the travel grant has to be returned to SI.

If you have any questions concerning this announcement, or the Swedish Institute Alumni Network in general, please contact SI at alumni@si.se

The Nobel Week through the eyes of an SI Alumnus

The opportunity for SI Alumni to attend the Nobel Week Dialogue and other activities in Stockholm during the Nobel Week was announced earlier this year on the Alumni blog. Iryna Mikhnovets was one of the alumni that were chosen to attend the activities, and she also got a spot at the Nobel Night Cap and the joint SVT/BBC production “Nobel Minds”. Below you’ll find her story from the Nobel week: Read more » >>

SI Alumni Forum – Invitation to this year’s ‘Nobel Week Dialogue’!

Within SI Alumni Forum, the Swedish Institute offers workshops, seminars and network events only and exclusively for SI Alumni, i.e. former SI scholarship holders.

Meet Nobel Laureates and experts! Meet and engage with a unique constellation of Nobel Laureates, world-leading scientists and thought leaders in a dialogue on the opportunities and challenges of an ageing world.

The Nobel Week Dialogue is a one day annual event taking place during the Nobel Week, held in Sweden and organised by Nobel Media AB. This year’s meeting – #nobeldialogue – is on the theme of ageing, and will be hosted in Stockholm on 9 December. This initiative aims to allow the public to meet and engage with a unique constellation of Nobel Laureates, world-leading scientists and thought leaders in a dialogue on the opportunities and challenges of an ageing world. For more information visit http://www.nobelweekdialogue.org/

This year we will be able to offer up to 10-15 SI Alumni a guaranteed seat at the Nobel Week Dialogue and a travel grant (See Requirements and details below) to cover costs in connection to these events. Note that all other costs exceeding the grant must be covered by you yourself.

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This weeks profile; An Shouzhi from China

Name:AN Shouzhi

An in Gothenburg, 2nd largest "village" in Sweden!

An in Gothenburg, 2nd largest “village” in Sweden!

My studies in Sweden:
I studied the Master of Laws in European Law at Law Faculty, Stockholm University, Stockholm from June 2008 to June 2009, majoring in EU Institution Law and European Competition Law.

Current occupation & work:
After graduated from Stockholm University in 2009, I returned to China to work in headquarters of Wang Jing & Co. Law Firm (www.wjnco.com) in Guangzhou, a successful full-service law firm with branch offices in Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao, Shanghai, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Haikou and Hong Kong.

Now I am the Partner of Wang Jing & Co. as well as Chief Representative of Wang Jing & Co. Fuzhou Office. Besides, I am also the head of the Department of Mining & Energy of our whole law firm. We are handling shipping, international trade, corporate, mining & energy, arbitration cases involved in China, Central Asia, Southern Asia and Europe. In 2012, I was elected and awarded as the Leading lawyer in Maritime & Shipping in Asia-Pacific Region by Aisalaw Review.


Strongest memory from Sweden:

In Kiruna the North of Sweden with plenty of snow

In Kiruna the North of Sweden with plenty of snow

There is a saying, “Stockholm is not a city at all, but a rather large village set in the middle of some forests and lakes.” Yes! I totally agree with and love it. And the fascinating scenery in Stockholm is just what I missed most. Surrounded by waters, the city is stunningly beautiful in the summer evening, which is paralleled by the charm of frozen lakes and snow-fringed skylines in the winter. I love these amazing sights. In October 2012, I returned to Sweden again for one week just to re-visit the beautiful city and the nice local people.In addition, the diversity of culture and the nice local people are also impressive and fantastic to me. In Stockholm, you will find a lot of interesting things during the daily life which have great influence on the culture, economy and politic over the world. Every year, the Nobel Prizes activities will attract worldwide eyes, particularly, in 2012, the Chinese litterateur Mr. MO Yan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Like most Chinese people, I am also very excited. Thanks to Sweden.

Recommendation to new students:
Study hard as well as enjoy Swedish life! The education system in Sweden will offer you lots of practical help to turn your academic success into career gold. When you are trying your best to study, don’t forget to make new friends, learn different foreign culture and language, which will be great helpful in your future life.

Back at home with SRA - Sweden Returned Alumni at Meeting in Beijing

Back at home with SRA – Sweden Returned Alumni at Meeting in Beijing

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