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Denmark’s ambassador met Singapore SMU students

“Great pleasure to meet excited and inquisitive students from SMU,” writes the Embassy of Denmark, Singapore. Denmark’s Ambassador to Singapore Dorte Bech Vizard, held a presentation in early March about Danish culture and lifestyle for 25 students from Singapore Management University. This group of students is going to Scandinavia end of April. Source: Embassy of…

Return of the Vikings – Nordic Leadership has never been more relevant

“Hygge”, “fika” and the happiest people. The Nordic countries are trending internationally and taking the lead in many different categories. So, what is it that make these Viking heirs succeed in business and – apparently – life itself? And is it more than just a passing trend? Chris Shern, Managing Director, IME (International Management Education),…

Finnish National Agency for Education in Hong Kong

Director General of the Finnish National Agency for Education, Mr Olli-Pekka Heinonen, has visited Shanghai and Hong Kong. In China there is an ever-growing interest towards the “Finnish education miracle”, further fueled by the recent high-level visits between the two countries. This visit by Mr. Heinonen – who was traveling together with a business delegation of…

Mahidol-Norway Scholarships reception

On 16 February Chargé d’Affaires Vegard Holmelid of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok had the great honor of attending the ‘Mahidol-Norway Scholarships: Thank you reception’ at Mahidol University. As a part of the Norwegian Government’s development policy, Norway has since 2013, in cooperation with Mahidol University, provided scholarships for in all 66 PhD candidates…

Swedish design and education: Prince Carl Philip in Hong Kong

On the 5-7 December, HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden visited Hong Kong together with two business delegations. The purpose of the visit was to promote Swedish business and raise Swedish interests in design and education. Sweden has a well-developed cooperation with Hong Kong when it comes to design and creativity, and the aim of…

China-EU School of Law and Finland to deepen student exchange

The Speaker of the Finnish Parliament, Maria Lohela, and the China University of Political Science and Law’s (CUPL) President Huang Jin hope to deepen Finnish-Chinese student exchange between high-level universities in Finland and CUPL. They discussed ways to increase university cooperation as well as the possibilities of traineeships at the Parliament in Helsinki at Lohela’s…

Finland parliament speaker Lohela visited Tianjin University

Tianjin Foreign Studies University has opened its Finnish language and culture institute. In early November the Speaker of the Finnish Parliament, Maria Lohela visited the Tianjin-based university. Maria Lohela also met with the president of the standing committee of the Tianjin, Xiao Huai Yuan. Tianjin Foreign Studies University is the second university of China, where…

Håkan Alm spearheads the economic-IT academic combo

Swedish expat in Thailand, Mr Håkan Alm has refocused and returned to the academic world. From IT service provider for the international businesses community and beyond, primarily in Bangkok, for many years including the role as Scandinavian Airlines Systems’ go-to guy in Asia when it came to any IT needs and troubleshooting, he suddenly decided…

Bangkok exchange students from Borås University, Sweden

Lisa Myrnäs, Max Kellert and Oscar Ågren are in the final year of their Borås University studies and among those who has come to Bangkok’s Panyapiwat Institute of Management, PIM, as exchange students during the 2017 autumn term. All three are satisfied as they are approaching the end of the term, with no regrets. “It…

Lars Løkke Rasmussen opened future employment skills Insead debate

On November 30, 2017, the demands for future skills were discussed at a panel debate at INSEAD in Singapore. To officially open the debate, Danish Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, presented a short speech on the importance of inspiring each other globally and sharing experiences. The Danish Prime Minister was received with great applause at…