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Raising kids abroad requires a plan

Moving abroad with young children forces parents to take deliberate choices about their child’s upbringing that parents not living abroad do not have to think about. Two parents being aware of this are Hanna Tjernberg and Emma Campbell from Sweden, who raise their preschool kids in Thailand. Moving with kids to a new country can…

Jönköping University: Cross-functional learning, international campuses, work placement

Promoting education in connection to the ‘Swedish Education & Career Days’ held in Bangkok, Jönköping University (JU) is not only one of Sweden’s most international universities but also one the most forward-looking globally. The quite remarkable fact is that JU is almost alone in offering the studies and work placement combo. “The uniqueness is that…

University in Singapore receives millions to attract Swedish scientists

Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has received S$9m to attract top young scientists from Swedish universities. The donation comes from The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, a private financier of research in Sweden, and the money will be used to establish a new postdoctoral fellowship programme at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore). The new programme…

Singaporean, Danish universities entered partnerships helped by Danish Ministry of Business

With the visit of the Danish Minister of Business, last week, new partnerships entered between Danish and Singaporean universities focusing on Clean Technology and Board Leadership. ”Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. Looking at the encouragingly green collared signs plastered around the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, it’s obvious that sustainability is a major thing around here. When…

Finnish programme for international journalists reaches its end

ThisisFINLAND Foreign Correspondents’ Programme 2018 for international journalists, partly from Asia, will end on 24 August and send the young journalist back home with new knowledge about Finland. “What is sisu? I don’t really know. I have heard this term for the first time last week when I and my journalist friends were lectured about…

ISS International School offers Preparatory Course for the IB Programme

ISS International School Singapore offers Preparatory Course for High School that prepares students for entry into either IBMYP 4 or 5 (Grades 9 and 10) and subsequently to gain entry into the IB Diploma programme (Grades 11 and 12). Besides undergoing intensive English instruction, students also learn mathematics, science, humanities, the arts and physical education.…

Chinese students visit Finland

66 Chinese students have visited education institutions in Tampere in Finland on a week camp. Finland wishes to attract foreign students to their higher educations and one of the ways to do so is by inviting young Chinese students to visit Finland. From 6 August – 12 August 66 Chinese students and seven teachers from…

Swedish embassy provides millions to train Cambodian chefs

Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia has been given $2 million from the Swedish Embassy to train students to become chefs. The aid runs from 2018 – 2020. Samuel Hurtig, head of development cooperation at the Swedish embassy, said that the Academy of Culinary Arts Combodia will provide the hospitality industry in Cambodia with qualified and…

Danish ambassador visits Malaysian university

  The Danish Ambassador in Malaysia, Jesper Vahr, recently visited Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus, writes the Borneo Post.  Swinburne Sarawak is located in Kuching on the Malaysian part of Borneo. During the Ambassador’s visit, he highlighted that Swinburne Sarawak records the most consistent and highest number of Danish students yearly among Malaysian universities.…