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NTU and Saab enter high-end digital technology partnership

Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore), one of the world’s leading research-intensive institutions, and top Swedish defence and security technology leader Saab, will set up a joint research centre as part of a collaboration to develop research projects and programmes in high-end digital technology. The collaboration with NTU is the first of its kind in Asia…

Finland at Educa 2017 Thailand

Finland once again attended Educa 2017 in Bangkok Thailand, with EduCluster Finland exhibiting and Finland hosting a Special Seminar on the topic: ‘Change is possible’ – Through Finnish Innovations in Pedagogy. Topics within the seminar, held on 17 October, were: ‘Finnish Teacher Education and Training in the ThaiContext’ with Lead Expert Tiina Malste from Educluster…

Finnish universities wants more Chinese students

China and India are targeted by drive to recruit more than 100,000 extra students from outside EU to Finland. Five Finnish universities are working with the start-up company Edunation to bring a further 150,000 international students to the country by 2020. This has been initiated after Finland’s immigration service revealed that the number of students…

Singaporean exchange student in Denmark: ”I learned to question the norm”

In Singapore, a lot of students take a semester abroad to improve their resume and become more employable graduates. Katherine Seow Wan Xuan is no exception. She chose to go to Denmark for six months during her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, wanting to add some engineering classes to the palette. In Denmark, she learned…

NTU students on IKEA tour

“Where would you go to learn more about the Swedish identity? IKEA of course!” In late September Ikea Singapore opened the doors of one of their stores in Singapore to twenty-eight students from Nanyang Technological University. These students were given an exclusive tour around the facility where they learned about the history & success stories…

NTU students winners of IKEA Singapore Young Designer Award 2017

Students from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) won the ‘Climate Action Challenge’ as well as the People’s Choice Award at the Grand Finale on 22 September 2017. Back in its fourth year running, the Ikea Singapore’s Young Designer Award 2017 grand finals exhibition featured the top five designs based on the theme ‘The Climate Action Challenge‘.…

ITP SRHR alumni Myanmar launched with Swedish embassy

On 26 September, Embassy of Sweden, Section Office in Yangon was happy to host alumnis from the Sida financed Advanced International Training Programme (ITP) on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) together with Lund University. The purpose of the meeting was to launch the Myanmar network among the ITP SRHR alumni. The group discussed…

Study in Europe – why Singaporean students should do it

13 European countries enlighted Singaporean students on opportunities to study in the region at the annual Study in Europe fair held at Suntec City on Saturday 30 September 2017. Each country had a booth equipped with a ton of informative materials, funny gadgets, and patient representatives to answer questions on everything, from costs and housing…

Mayor of Helsinki: Finland and Singapore should be strategic partners

Singapore and Finland have a lot in common. They are equal in size, both advanced in innovation and technology, and individually recognized worldwide for their education systems. However, there are also cultural differences between the two countries, which is why the Mayor of Helsinki Jan Vapaavuori sees great potential in becoming strategic partners: “We are…

Crown Prince of Denmark visiting China

Denmark is in focus as a knowledge nation as His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Frederik is visiting the Chinese capital Beijing and the southern Chinese city Guangzhou during 23-26 September. When Denmark entered into a partnership agreement with China in 2008 on research, innovation and education, it was the largest Danish undertaking in education and…