Category: Education

Snøhetta architecture in Bangkok






Dr. Ole Gustavsen, rector at the Norwegian College of Architecture, gave a lecture at the Bangkok Arts and Cultural Center about the famous Norwegian architecture company, Snøhetta. Several hundred Thai students and teacher attended the inspiring event with Dr. Ole Gustavsen on Tuesday 20 June 2017. Snøhetta has designed a large number of famous construction…

Minister Helene Hellmark Knutsson leads higher education delegation to China






Helene Hellmark Knutsson, Sweden’s Minister of Higher Education and Research, is visiting Beijing and Shanghai in China during 11 – 16 June heading a delegation with the aim to highlight Sweden as an education and research nation and promote internationalization of higher education and research. The minister, together with the Swedish delegation with representatives from…

New schools and water supply system for Mon community






On Monday 5 June 2017, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Yangon visited the Kroeng Batoi Area in Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar, where Norway in partnership with the International Labour Organisation, ILO, has initiated a project to support the recovery of Mon communities and to contribute to the on-going peace process. The purpose of the project is…

More than 600 people at Moomin day in Singapore






The Moomin philosophy of love, tolerance and friendship was spread around at Central Public Library in Singapore, as Moomin day was celebrated on Saturday 3 June 2017, as part of SF100SG, Finland’s 100-year independence celebrations. Over 600 people came to the library during the day to listen to storytelling from Moomin books and participate in…

Interactive children’s event at the Beijing Embassy






The Danish Embassy in Beijing focused on the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle for children during its “Happy, Healthy, Creative Children” event. On Sunday 21 May 2017, more than 1,000 children and their parents participated in an event aimed at promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for children at the Danish Embassy in…

Finnish and Chinese high school students celebrate cooperation






Students from Lauttasaaren High School and Beijing No. 166 High School visited the Finnish Ambassador’s Residency in Beijing on Monday 22 May 2017. The visit celebrated not only the active cooperation between the visiting schools, but also the open doors of the EU and the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence. After the Ambassador’s greetings, guests…

From exchange student to Finnish-Thai book translator






What started as a fascination of snow and Santa Claus turned into a career of working with the Finnish language for 33-year-old teacher and translator Kunthida Rungruenkiat, better know as Ida, from Thailand who has translated several books from Finnish to Thai. When 16-year-old Ida told her Thai parents that she wanted to go to Finland for…

Children from remote rural China visit Copenhagen museum






In Gansu Province, a remote rural area in China, children got to experience Frederiksborg Castle Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. So did nearly 10 000 other students from rural China, of which many have never taken a step outside of their hometown. And to experience the museum, they did not even have to leave their classrooms. Hujiang…

Ambassador Maria Sargren on developing Cambodia






Going from working with development policies in the busy and lively EU capital, Brussels, to being an Ambassador in still developing country Cambodia is quite a change of settings. Maria Sargren has been the Swedish Ambassador to Cambodia since September 2016, and though it is quite a change from her previous life in the Belgian capital, she is eager…

Finnish Big Bang Legends educational game success launched on Android






Lightneer, a new company consisting in some of Finland’s game industry veterans, launched their game Big Big Bang Legends on Android for the first time on 2 May. This followed a launch event in Hong Kong, and the game is now available for a free download from Appstore and Google Play in Hong Kong, Macau,…