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Swedish alumni quiz night in Vietnam

The Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi together with the Swedish Institute organized at pub quiz for Swedish Alumni Monday 8 June. The alumni had dinner at O’Leary’s restaurant in Hanoi before competing in a Sweden-quiz. Knowledge about the number of Swedish moose as well as the Swedish vocabulary was tested. The lucky winners went home with exclusive Sweden-helmets! Read more » >>

SI Alumni Profile: Nguyen Xuan Tinh

In front of Main Library in Lund University in 2014 after attending the World Water Week Conference

Name: Nguyen Xuan Tinh

Country: Vietnam

When, where & what you studied in Sweden:

At the moment, I am still clearly remember the day I received the SI Scholarship Notification from the reserved scholarship position in late June 2004 to attend  the Master Program in Water Resources Engineering at Lund Institute of Technology (LTH), Lund University. This was one of the most happiness days of my life. After successful completed the program in January 2006, I had got the Ph.D Scholarship from Japanese Government to pursuit doctoral research at Tohoku University. I have completed my doctoral degree in November 2009 and immediately after that I was granted for 2-year postdoctoral fellowships from Japan Society for Promotion of Science, which is a high reputation scholarship in Japan, to continue carry out my research at Tohoku University.

Current occupation:

I finished my academic degree journey and returned to Vietnam in late 2011. I am currently being a lecturer at the Water Resource University in Hanoi. Besides, I am also work as a senior engineer for one U.S Environmental Consulting Company in Hanoi branch office. Read more » >>

INVITATION – Alumni in Vietnam

Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi is happy to announce that the Sweden-Vietnam alumni network is to be officially inaugurated by Ambassador Camilla Mellander on October 26th at the Graduate Study and Research in Sweden Day at the Swedish Embassy in Hanoi. Swedish universities and institutions will hold a presentation about opportunities of studying in Sweden accompanied by Swedish food.

As alumni from the Swedish Institute and Swedish universities, you are hereby invited to the inauguration as well as to the alumni network itself.

The Swedish Embassy in Hanoi greatly value the contacts and exchange made between Sweden and Vietnam through your experiences from Swedish universities. It is therefore our hope that you will be able to keep in touch with each other, with Sweden and with the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi in order to maintain, cultivate and deepen these valuable contacts and experiences made.

When: October 26th 2013, 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm

WhereEmbassy of Sweden Hanoi, No. 2 Nui Truc Street, Ba Dinh District

Please notify the embassy of your presence at the event by sending an email to swevietalumni@gmail.com  no later than October 23rd.

The launch of a Post-graduate and Research in Sweden Day in Hanoi, Vietnam

On the 26 October the Swedish Embassy in Hanoi will organise a Post-graduate and Research in Sweden Day at the Embassy with participation from KTH Royal Instit ute of Technology, Lund University and Uppsala University and the Swedish Institute . The purpose of the event is to attract more post-graduate students from Vietnam to Sweden and to build up an alumni network of Vietnames former students at Swedish Universities. The alumni event is supported by the Swedish Institute and alumni will be invited. To launch the event the Swedish Ambassador and staff from the embassy visited two of the leading universities in Hanoi in early October, Hanoi University of Science and Technology och University of Foreign Trade, and talk about the Sweden Vietnam Challenge.


Ambassador Camilla Mellander. Photo by: Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi


Stefan Thunberg, Intern at the Political and Trade Section at the Embassy, talks about student life in Sweden. Photo by: Swedish Embassy in Hanoi


Mikael Johansson, second secretary at the Embassy, introduces Sweden and our higher education system. Photo by: The Swedish Embassy in Hanoi


Ambassador Camilla Mellander with students at one of Hanoi’s leading Universities at the launch of Post-Graduate Study and Research in Sweden Day Photo by: Swedish Embassy in Hanoi


To find out more about the Sweden Vietnam Challenge, read about it here.