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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,…

Swedish embassy Kuala Lumpur introduced Sweden to Malaysian students






On April 24 the Embassy of Sweden in Kuala Lumpur, the Swedish Institute and representatives from Lund University and the Royal Institute of Technology KTH organized a pre-departure event for 28 students from Malaysian universities accepted for post-graduate university studies in Sweden. The Ambassador of Sweden Mr Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt started the event by giving the…

Finnish education for small children in Beijing






Dibi Academy China’s kick-off event took place at the Ambassador’s residence on 11 April. New early childhood education centres will be opened in Beijing and Shanghai later in 2017. 0-5 years old kids will be taught in English in small groups by both Finnish and Chinese teachers, based on the Finnish education methods. Weekly sessions…

Swedish universities held presentation to Thai students






On 27 April the University of KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Lund University, both Swedish, held an evening for Thai students considering to study at these universities in Sweden. Former alumni joined to talk about what it is like to be a student in Sweden. Ambassador Staffan Herrström held an opening speech where he…

Finnish Thailand ambassador introduced education system






The interest for the Finnish education system remains high in Thailand, writes the Embassy of Finland in Bangkok. Ambassador Satu Suikkari-Kleven presented the main cornerstones of Finnish education system for participants of a Senior Executive Program for Nation-Building at King Mongut’s Institute of Technology on Wednesday, 19th April. The cornerstones rest on the principle of…

Study in Sweden joined Jiangsu international education exhibition






On 4 April 2017, the Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai together with Study in Sweden participated in Chinese International Education Exhibition Tour (CIEET) in Jiangsu province. It was the first time that Sweden had a national booth to strengthen its presence in this market and to support Swedish universities. Linnaeus University was exhibiting too.…

Finnish xEdu acceleration program begins Hong Kong start-up piloting






The Finnish xEdu acceleration program alumni companies are starting pilots with 24 schools in Hong Kong at the beginning of April with the support of HKEdCity platform. This is the first time ever that edtech products coming from the Nordics are trialled in schools of Hong Kong. All of the companies Bomberbot, Mightifier and Seppo…