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Blue Ocean Robotics arrives to Asia via Singapore JV

Blue Ocean Robotics (Denmark) on 14 August announced the opening of Blue Ocean Robotics SEA (Southeast Asia) with base in Singapore, where the needs of a rapidly ageing society and a focused political initiative on market development, are driving demand for robotics. The establishment is motivated by the government’s earmarked budget of SGD 450 million…

Vietnam wants rights to Finland’s education programs

Education officials from Vietnam are in Finland to learn about the country’s education programs from elementary school to undergraduate level. A delegation led by Phung Xuan Nha, Minister of Education, held talks with their Finnish counterparts on Monday 28 august 2017. The purpose of the talks is to acquire the rights to publish Finnish educational…

Finnish Science Center, Heureka, at Bangkok seminar

The National Astronomical Research of Thailand (NARIT) hosted the International Training Centre in Astronomy (ITCA) colloquium titled ‘Astronomy for STEM Education’ in Bangkok between 7th – 11th of August, 2017. Dr. Tapio Koivu, CEO of the Finnish Science Center, Heureka, provided a presentation on ‘Voluntary Learning in Science Education‘, covering the innovative characteristics of Finnish…

Sweden Alumni Network of Cambodia launched

Sweden’s Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Maria Sargren on 17 August hosted a networking event and the launching of Sweden Alumni Network of Cambodia. The reception marked the first ever gathering for Cambodian students who have been to Sweden to pursue their higher education under the Swedish Institute scholarships and other means. “We are proud to…

Finnish university students at Seeds for the Future, Beijing

The hua party at hua in Beijing was held at the opening of the Seeds for the Future programme (by Huawei). This is the second time that global seeds for the future include 10 Finnish University students from six different universities (Aalto University, University of Helsinki, Tampere University of technology, Jyväskylä University, University of Oulu)…

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…