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Interactive children’s event at the Beijing Embassy

The Danish Embassy in Beijing focused on the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle for children during its “Happy, Healthy, Creative Children” event. On Sunday 21 May 2017, more than 1,000 children and their parents participated in an event aimed at promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for children at the Danish Embassy in…

Finnish and Chinese high school students celebrate cooperation

Students from Lauttasaaren High School and Beijing No. 166 High School visited the Finnish Ambassador’s Residency in Beijing on Monday 22 May 2017. The visit celebrated not only the active cooperation between the visiting schools, but also the open doors of the EU and the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence. After the Ambassador’s greetings, guests…

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…