Category: General news

EduCluster Finland donated learning resources in Vietnam

EduCluster Finland (ECF) has co-sponsored The Connection project, which donates learning resources for a school in the mountainous region of Lao Cai in Vietnam, reported ECF on 28 August. Organised by partner WISE Consulting in Hanoi, an exhibition of art by Vietnamese and Finnish artists and photographers was opened by H.E. Phung Xuan Nha (Minister…

Expanded Norwegian mother tounge teaching in Singapore

The Norwegian School of Singapore and the Norwegian School on the Internet in Norway have come up with a common model to make mother tongue tuition available to more students again. The goal is to create a robust and long-term organization with great involvement from parents, writes the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Singapore. The effort…

New Finnish embassy and ambassador in Myanmar

As the Diplomatic Mission of Finland Yangon is being turned into an embassy, Finland‘s first Ambassador to Myanmar, Riikka Laatu, is due to arrive in country in early September! “After four years of significant changes in development policy, interesting years as Finland’s first Ambassador to Myanmar are awaiting Riikka Laatu. She is excited about her…

Finland 100 Years Gala Hong Kong announced

Hong Kong is first out in the region to announce the details of the upcoming centenary celebrations, to peak in December! “You are cordially invited to join the Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong at our annual Celebrate Finland Gala this time in honour of Finland’s 100 years of independence.” The annual gala dinner…

World Water Week in Stockholm

World Water Week was held in Stockholm on 27 August until 1 September 2017. It is a meeting place for scientists, policy makers, and private sector and civil society actors to network, exchange ideas and foster new thinking around the most pressing water-related challenges of today. It inspires collaborative action and bridges science, policy and practice. During the week, the…

Denmark’s new ambassador arrives to Jakarta

Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen is being welcomed as the new Danish ambassador to Jakarta by the Embassy of Denmark, Indonesia, arriving on 10 September. “He is eager get started building on the strong partnership between Indonesia and Denmark,” writes the embassy. Rasmus comes from a position in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Head of…

Danish Ambassador, Singapore to give eldercare innovation speech

H.E. Mrs Dorte Bech Vizard, Danish Ambassador to Singapore, will be part of the Opening Panel and give a speech about ‘Innovations in eldercare – a lifelong journey’ at the SMU Social Impact Festival 11 September (yes, it’s open to public!) This inaugural SMU Social Impact Festival is also open to public. The festival is…

Singapore students to attend talent program in Finland

In early August Finland’s Ambassador Paula Parviainen attended an event at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore with 20 students from the Overseas Merit Fellowship team, as they will go to Finland in September to attend a talent development program of 16 days focused on the Circular economy at the Turku University of Applied Sciences. The…