On May 4th 2016, in an event jointly arranged by the SI Ugandan Alumni Network and the Embassy of Sweden in Kampala, an estimated 500 Ugandan university students from around Kampala took the opportunity to see, hear, taste and discuss Sweden for a day. Informational materials from SI about Swedish scholarship opportunities and different aspects of life in Sweden were distributed throughout the day by about 40 members of the SI alumni network. The alumni also answered questions and shared their personal experiences from Sweden.
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Most of last week was spent in Kampala, capital of Uganda, home to hundreds of Swedish Institute (SI) Alumni over the years.
Our first event after arrival was naturally to host the first alumni gathering in Uganda, arranged by the Swedish Embassy and co-hosted together with the Swedish Institute at the residence of the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, Mr.Urban Andersson. SI:s Director General, Mrs Annika Rembe, attended the event and expressed the importance of continued Alumni relations and connections with Sweden. As Manager of SI:s Alumni relations, I was delighted that over 30 alumni currently in Uganda attened the event. SI Alumni can be found in a wide varuety of feilds as Professors, researchers or as professionals in private- or health sectors, some in financial investment, all gathered to network and revitalize their contacts with Sweden.
The focal point of our Second day in Uganda was “Sweden Day at Makerere University” in Kampala. We estimated that an overwhelming 1.300 students passed by the Sweden day venue all curious about studies and Scholarship opportunities to Sweden. During the day 6 SI Alumni who had just returned from Sweden joined us in discussion panels and shared their experience on studying in Sweden, they held two presentations on the topic of studying in Sweden, making a truly important contribution to our Sweden Day. Niklas Dahlberg, Program Manager for the “Study Scholarship programme” held a few presentations on scholarship opportunities in Sweden.
The highlight of the day was when the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University together with the Swedish Ambassador and Director General of SI took the stage and officially handed over the complete volume of the Linnaeus Apostles to Makerere University. Read more on the Swedish Embassies website.
To find out more from current Ugandan scholars in Sweden, listen to what three brand new scholarship holders had to say: https://vimeo.com/78817174
Follow the Swedish embassies calendar for future events; http://www.swedenabroad.com/kampala.
Also check out our activity on Twitter concerning both events:
Twitter: @SweInstitute #sialumni
Twitter: @SwedeninUG – Sweden in Uganda
Twitter: @SwedEnvoyUganda – The Swedish Ambassador of Sweden to Uganda, Mr. Urban Andersson
Instagram: #sialumni, you’ll find some pictures and short films from Uganda
Follow the Swedish Embassy in Kampala on Facebook: www.facebook.com/embassyofswedeninkampala
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Thursday, 31 October
Time: 10 AM – 17 PM
Venue: Outside the University Library, Makerere University
WE WARMLY WELCOME YOU TO BOTH THESE EVENTS!
Stay in touch on Social media by visiting:
- Twitter: @SwedeninUG
- Twitter: @SweInstitute #sialumni
- Instagram: #sialumni