The Study in Sweden team is now in place in Bangalore and has hosted “Sweden Education Day” together with the Swedish Trade Council, the Swedish Embassy and Sweden’s leading universities. The education day, dedicated to Swedish higher education, was kindly hosted by RV College and attracted over 500 students.
The event was inaugurated in the traditional Indian way by the lightening of a lamp and the principal of RV college, Prof. B.S Satyanarayana, held a welcoming speech. Quickly the seminar room was filled with students and the crowd could listen to an inspiring presentation by Donnie S.C Lygonis on how to convert your ideas into tangible business. Donnie was followed by Mr Solomon Ravikumar, VP Human Resources for Volvo India, and Mr Patrik Woodrow, General Manager, Volvo Trucks, that talked about the great job opportunities that Indian students have after studying in Sweden.
After that I presented Sweden as a study destination, before the seminar session was then rounded off with the announcement of the winners of the competition “Challenge Yourself India”. More about this in the next blog post and also about our participation at the QS fairs in Bangalore and Chennai.
The students then moved outside to the sunny courtyard on campus to mingle and talk to the university representatives. It was a great opportunity for students to learn about Swedish higher education and for the universities to meet prospect students. Many of the students wanted to talk to Donnie and test their ideas.
It was full activity until the end of the day, with many happy faces and interest from the students!