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Vietnamese student Swedish Ambassador for a day

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Imagine being ambassador for a day. For 20-year-old Phuong Anh, Vietnamese student at Hanoi National University of Education, imagination became reality when she got to be the Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam for the day on 3 October 2019. The student borrowed the title from Swedish Ambassador Ann Måwe as part of a global campaign called…

Helping abused and migrant children in Pattaya: Hoping for Danish support

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Upon entering the big, pink building, several small heads turn to look at me. Some of the children giggle and some put their hands together in front of their chest and bow their head in the traditional Thai greeting known as Wai. They are all wearing pink uniforms. “Pink is eye-catching,” says Siromes Akrapongpanich, assistant…

Student wants ladybirds to turn China organic

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While Danish people send ladybirds to heaven so they can ask God for good weather, a Chinese PhD student at University of Copenhagen is now asking them to eat all the greenflies. It is supposed to advance organic production in China, Globalnyt writes. “I specialise in biological control. Simply put, it is the act of…

Finland struggles to attract Chinese students

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Chinese students looking to Finland for education has declined by 24 percent since 2011. Meanwhile, the share of Asians of all foreign students has risen by 30 percent during the same period the Chinese news site Xinhuanet writes. This is an issue for Finland, as the country hopes to find potential immigrants among foreign students.…

First Finnish pre-school franchise in Vietnam

Kipinä, the fastest growing international preschool brand featuring an “Enhanced Finland” curriculum will join forces with ILA Vietnam to launch 10 new Kipinä preschools throughout Vietnam in the the next 3 years. ILA Vietnam is one of the leading providers of 21st century English Language programs in Vietnam, with over 43 centres across Vietnam employing more than…

Creative education from Finland in Bangkok

Finnish Arkki School of Architecture for Children and Youth has expanded to Thailand, where it on 27 July 2019 celebrated the grand opening of Arkki Thailand in the centre of Bangkok. The ceremony was opened by Finnish ambassador Satu Suikkari-Kleven, and followed by panel discussions on Finnish education and the importance of creative education. Arkki…

Swedish Ambassador congratulated Erasmus awardees from Thailand

Ambassador of Sweden to Thailand Staffan Herrström attended the “Erasmus Pre-departure Orientation and Networking event” hosted by European Union in Thailand. Taking place at Westin Hotel on July 6, the event was organized to congratulate 176 awardees from Thailand. Some of this year awardees will join their short term exchange courses between 2019 and 2020…

Swedish Envoy to Thailand joined conference on gender equality

Ambassador of Sweden to Thailand Staffan Herrström attended the conference titled “Women, Development and Higher Education” taking place on July 2 at Srinakharinwirot University (SWU) in Bangkok, Thailand. Co-hosted by Professors Without Borders (PROWIBO) in partnership with LSE Ideas, Gulf Futures Center and Srinakharinwirot University, the conference brought together stakeholders from education, NGOs, businesses and…

Finnish Envoy gave a talk at Singapore Chinese Girls’ School

On the morning of May 22, Paula Parviainen, Ambassador of Finland to Singapore along with Anna Korpi, Counsellor of Education and Science paid a visit to the Singapore Chinese Girls’ School, a-120-year old School for girls located in Bukit Timah, Dunearn Road Singapore. The visit was made as a part of “World Readiness Conversation” and…