For the first time in China, the Danish Embassy and Sino-Danish Network gathered all Chinese alumni from Danish Universities for an event marking the beginning of the Sino-Danish Alumni Network.
To mark the establishment of the Sino-Danish Alumni Network Ambassador of Denmark, Mr. Friis Arne Petersen, hosted a reception at his Residence gathering more than 40 Chinese alumni that took place on Wednesday 25 April 2012.
The purpose of Sino-Danish Alumni Network is to develop and maintain a national platform for Chinese people in China and in Denmark, who have education experience from a Danish university.
“The Alumni Network presents an excellent opportunity for you to maintain contacts and deepening the relations to key Danish companies, keeping up to date on cultural and social activities, and networking with Danes from various fields and positions,” Ambassador Mr. Petersen said to the attending alumni.
Also present were representatives from five Danish universities, the Danish companies Maersk, Novo Nordisk, NNE Pharmaplan, Carlsberg, Lundbeck and Novozymes, Danish Director for the Sino Danish Center for Education and Research Hans Gregersen and Head of the Danish Cultural Institute Eric Messerschmidt.
“This is a great opportunity to meet old and hopefully new friends. Since we share the same educational background and have lived in Denmark this is a good chance for us to meet in China,” said Zhang Yu who studied at the Technical University of Denmark in 2002 and currently works for Danish biotech company Novozymes.
The Alumni Network is part of the broader Sino-Danish Network which promotes Denmark and Danish study and career opportunities to Chinese students and talents. Read more and sign up at .
Sino-Danish Alumni Network supplements many of the more institutional alumni-network at Danish universities and companies.