In the light of a forthcoming visit to Sweden, Ambassador Ingemar Dolfe was invited to the Singapore Management University (SMU) to give a presentation about Sweden and Swedish economy.
As part of their curriculum, the students learn about various countries and Scandinavia is the focus for this year.
The presentation by Ambassador Dolfe was well received. The students also learnt about the close ties between Singapore and Sweden. There are currently about 250 Swedish companies present in Singapore employing more than 6.000 people. The students were familiar with several companies, having already met with IKEA.
SMU is one of the most popular universities in Singapore alongside the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the latter will headed by the Swedish scientist Bertil Andersson on 1 July 2011.
All three universities have extensive exchange programmes with several Swedish universities. Each year, more then 300 Singaporean students go to Sweden on a student exchange programme. Sweden is the most popular country in Europe to study in, apart from the U.K.