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INVITATION Alumni event & Sweden Day Uganda

 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 alumni@si.se.

Date: Thursday, 31 October
Time: 10 AM – 17 PM
Venue: Outside the University Library, Makerere University


Stay in touch on Social media by visiting:

  • Twitter: @SwedeninUG
  • Twitter: @SweInstitute #sialumni
  • Instagram: #sialumni

Meet this weeks alumni profile: Dixon from Uganda

Name: Dixon Byaruhanga Atuhurra

My studies in Sweden: I studied Master of Legal Science in Law and Information Technology, at Stockholm University, Stockholm. (August 2011 – June 2012)

In Mukono Town Uganda KOMPCurrent occupation: Currently, I am an advocate of the High Court of Uganda and, I manage the Alfred Tucker Foundation in Uganda.

Strongest memory from Sweden:
My strongest memory would be the time Stockholm University hosted the Nobel NightCap 2011. I was involved in the preparation for the party as a student volunteer. The dedication and determination shown by student volunteers, both international and Swedish, to ensure the success of the party, left a lasting impression on me.

Autumn 2012 during my leadership training at the John Jay Institute (Profile picture) KoMPRIMERADRecommendation to new students
Make the most of the cultural diversity in Sweden. Sweden attracts many people from different parts of the world. So, have extensive cultural networking/interaction while studying in Sweden. Student activities are a good place to start. Personally, I was able to bridge many cultural gaps and develop a great appreciation and respect for other cultures – which is important in leadership (my personal opinion).