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Danish Ambassador suggests Thailand extends broadband to rural areas

Danish Ambassador Uffe Wolffhechel met on 3 August 2017 with H.E. Secretary General of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand, Mr. Takorn Tantasith, repports the Embassy on its Facebook page. Also present at the meeting was Mr. Satya Gupta of the Danish telecommunications company BlueTown. They discussed highly competitive, cost-efficient solutions on extending…

Finnish speakers at Thai forum for Regional Trade

Finland had the privilege of having two speakers at the Regional Trade and Development Forum of Thailand’s International Institute for Trade and Development on 20 July. Chargé d’Affaires Katarina Tapio from the Embassy presented how Finland sees education as the key to future jobs and prosperity. She shared the secrets behind Finland’s educational excellence, which…

Vietnamese lecturers graduated from Finland-Vietnam IPP2’s training

23 lecturers from 6 universities from Ho Chi Minh City has graduated from the Training of Trainer ToT-HCM course organized by Finland-Vietnam Innovation Partnership Programme Phase 2 (IPP2) co-organized together with Saigon Innovation Hub – SIHUB (part of HCMC Department of Science and Technology). The ToT-HCMC Graduation Ceremony took place on 17 July 2017 at…

Professor Bertil Andersson to retire as NTU President

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has announced that its fourth President, the Swedish Professor Bertil Andersson will retire from the role at the end of 2017. Professor Subra Suresh, an eminent American scientist, engineer and entrepreneur chosen in 2010 by then-US President Barack Obama to lead the US National Science Foundation (NSF), will succeed…

From an industrial era to the businesses of the future: Göran Seifert

Mr Göran Seifert, MD at Anda Pacific, a consultancy firm, is a long-term resident of Singapore. Sitting on a wealth of experiences over the course of his 40-year career, he is today a sought-after advisor to various businesses, serves on a number of boards, and enjoys sharing his knowledge with the younger generation through guest…

Finnish Vocational Qualification programme starts in Shanghai

Jyväskylä Educational Consortium and EduCluster Finland on 20 June 2017 launched a Vocational Qualification programme together with Shanghai Commercial and Accounting School. Students are studying to complete one module from Finnish Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration. The programme started with three-week intensive period in entrepreneurship training. Jyväskylä Educational Consortium got a license to offer…

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…