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Kipinä to open 10 new pre-schools in Indonesia before 2024

Kipinä, the fastest growing international preschool brand featuring an “Enhanced Finland” curriculum will join forces with Yayasan Akademi Anak Indonesia (YAAI), to launch more than ten new Kipinä preschools throughout Indonesia in the the next 4 years. YAAI is a special purpose vehicle formed by a leading Indonesian educator Mr Sudino Lim. YAAI will work with…

Scandinavia and Thailand top children’s rights survey

The KidsRights Foundation has released their survey of children’s rights, covering 182 countries. Scandinavian countries are well-known for ranking high in surveys researching human rights – and this survey is no exception. Several Southeast Asian countries also rank high in this survey. The report places Iceland as the country in the world where children have…

International Admissions Opened for Integrated Innovation Bachelor Program

A special round of admissions for the Bachelor of Arts and Science in Integrated Innovation (BAScii) program in the Chulalongkorn School of Integrated Innovation is now open. This admission round will be beneficial to those students whose international study plans have been affected by COVID-19. “We opened this round following requests by many students whose international…

Helsinki Business Hub continues smart building, construction Singapore collaboration

Since Finland’s 100 Years independence celebrations in 2017, Helsinki Business Hub (HBH), a regional development and marketing agency, has been engaging with Singapore based on its ’Smart Nation’ initiative for growth through innovation and technology. HBH is the international trade and investment promotion agency for the Finnish capital region (from 2021 it will be fully…

Time to read something about Scandinavian history in Thailand

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Finland signed agreement with UNESCO to strengthen teachers and students in Myanmar

The Finnish Ambassador H.E. Riikka Laatu signed an agreement of 5 Million Euros with UNESCO to continue their support in Strengthening Pre-Service Teacher Education in Myanmar on 21 May 2020. This agreement is to achieve Finland’s aim to invest in strengthening teachers and other need for learners in Myanmar.  

Swede Nick Jonsson and partners purchase EGN Singapore franchise

“The way we network is changing now and it will probably be with us for the rest of our lives; it will be a different networking landscape when we come out of this,” believes Nick Jonsson from the knowledge-sharing network Executives’ Global Network (EGN) in Singapore. The Swede, whose career in Southeast Asia is already…

Happy 75 birthday to Pippi Longstocking

The Danish embassy in Bangkok announced a special occasion of Pippi Longstocking turns 75 years today – on 22 May 2020. Happy birthday from the Royal Danish Embassy to Pippi  🎈 🇹🇭🇩🇰🇸🇪🇫🇮🇳🇴 It is exactly 75 years ago since the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren put the last sentence down in the first Pippi Longstocking book.…