Category: General news

Sofia Norén from Borås wins Anders Wall Shanghai scholarship






Sofia Norén (born in 1992) from Borås is the winner of the 2017 Anders Wall scholarship for a one-year internship at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. The scholarship of SEK 150,000 will be awarded at a ceremony in Stockholm on 10 March. Sofia has studied economics and social anthropology at Uppsala University and…

Supreme Court of China rules in favour of Danish Novozymes






Novozymes upholds patent on enzymes for production of fuel ethanol and beverage alcohol as lawsuit against enzyme makers Longda and Boli reaches conclusion at China’s highest court, writes Novozymes on 16 February 2017. Novozymes is a biotechnology company headquartered in Denmark, who focus on research, development and production of industrial enzymes. The patent dispute began…

Norway’s Minister of Agriculture and Food meets with China






Jon Georg Dale, Minister of Agriculture and Food in Norway, met with the Chinese Ambassador to Norway, Wang Min, on 21 February 2017, to discuss opportunities for a collaboration in agriculture and food. The two exchanged experiences on the research partnership between Norway and China facilitated by Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, NIBIO, opening for…

Norway build skills for jobs in Vietnam, Myanmar






The Norwegian government is investing in education and job creation in developing countries. On 14 February 2017 the government announced that they had entered five new partnerships for vocational education in Vietnam, Myanmar, Malawi and Uganda. “Lack of qualified labour is often an obstacle when hiring locals in developing countries. With this new program we create…

Norwegian Ambassador meets Asian Disaster Preparedness Center






Kjetil Paulsen, Norwegian Ambassador to Thailand and Cambodia, met with newly appointed executive director of Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, ADPC, Hans Guttman, on Friday 17 February 2017. They discussed the future of ADPC and Norway’s continued involvement with the organization. Being extremely vulnerable to natural disasters, the Asia-Pacific region must proactively manage its disaster risk.…

Vietnam desires Swedish support to reach climate goals






On 17 February 2017 Pereric Högberg, Swedish Ambassador to Hanoi, met with Chairwoman of the National Assembly in Vietnam, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, to discuss opportunities to strengthen and bring the bilateral relationship to a higher level. Chairwoman Ngan emphasised a desire for Sweden to continue support to Vietnam in order to implement the UN…

Swedish Jazz star Magnus Lindgren to Hong Kong






On Saturday, 25 February, the Swedish star musician, composer and arranger Magnus Lindgren will be back to Hong Kong for an exclusive performance at Peel Fresco Jazz Club. Magnus’ breakthrough happened already as a 17-year-old through tours with Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, Marie Fredriksson, Nils Landgren and Monica Zetterlund, among others, and he has since…

Suomi Finland 100 years Bangkok events 2017






2017 is a year of celebration for Finland. SF100, or Suomi Finland 100, is the celebration of the nation’s 100 years as an independent nation. The Embassy of Finland in Bangkok is looking forward to a year filled with events, sharing the Finnish values and strengthening the ties with Thailand. “We are celebrating as Finnish…

Singapore introduction of Finnish Millennium Technology Prize






On Friday 20 January 2017 the international science and technology community was invited to take part in the Millennium Technology Prize Introduction Reception at the Ambassador of Finland, HE Paula Parviainen’s residence. The guest of honor, Dr Juha Ylä-Jääski President and CEO of the Technology Academy of Finland (TAF), introduced the Millennium Technology Prize. The…

Swedish Energy Minister visits Indonesia






Accompanied by 15 Swedish companies working with clean energy solutions, Ibrahim Baylan, Swedish Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy, visited Jakarta from 15 to 17 February 2017 to work towards an enhanced cooperation in the energy sector. Indonesia is as the world’s fourth most populated country and important partner for Sweden, both for increased trade and…