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World Food Programme received the Noble Peace Prize: “Food is the pathway to peace”

On 10 December 2020, Executive Director David Beasley accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 on behalf of the World Food Programme. In the closing statement of his Acceptance Speech, Beasley highlighted the simple connection between feeding people and creating peace. He brought attention to the millions of people on the brink of starvation and…

Asia Exchange, Edunation: facilitators of student mobility in Asia, Finland and Europe

Since 2007 Asia Exchange facilitates for northern Europeans to study at quality universities in many of Asia’s most attractive places. Likewise, since 2017 Asians can also get help to study in Finland and select European nations. Learn all about how this idea came about, based on a typical start-up problem scenario, and grew into a…

EU-ASEAN upgraded to Strategic Partnership

The European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) upgraded at the 23rd EU-ASEAN ministerial meeting their longstanding relationship to Strategic Partners. This elevates their partnership with a commitment to regular summits at leaders’ level. The relationship between the two regional organisations is based on shared values and principles such as rules-based international…

Denmark to close embassy in Kuala Lumpur and open a new embassy in Bagdad

The Royal Danish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur will be closed in 2021 as previously announced. The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Mr. Jeppe Kofod, links the closure to the opening of a new Embassy in Iraq. The Royal Danish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur will remain in operation up until the closure in 2021. After…

‘Future is made in Finland’ webinar highlights women in science

Study in Finland released the latest of the ‘Future is made in Finland’ webinar on 25 November 2020 that said: We live in an era of artificial intelligence and quantum computing. These technologies will transform our everyday life, our future. But who is creating these technologies, shaping the future? To truly make technology serve all…

Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi highlighted Sweden-Indonesia Green partnership

Indonesia and Sweden are asserting their commitment to manage public and business cooperation to help realize a greener and more sustainable economy. “I am confident our partnership can bring added value to our respective economic recovery; one such area is building a greener and more sustainable economy,” Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi noted. In…

Norway offers Sustainable Management MBA scholarship to ASEAN students

The Norwegian Government offers scholarships for an MBA in Sustainability Management to students from the Philippines and other countries in the ASEAN region. The application deadline is 21 January 2021, please follow this link to apply. The MBA course is a collaboration between the Universitas Gadjah Mada in Indonesia, the ASEAN University Network (AUN) and…

ASEAN Women in Sustainable Peace and Security workshop success

On 24 November 2020 Norwegian Mission to ASEAN and the Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi, in coordination with the ASEAN Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, successfully organised a workshop on Enhancing the Roles of ASEAN Women in Sustainable Peace and Security. The hybrid event was attended by many high-ranking leaders from Vietnam,…

Sweden Alumni invite to “Sweden Talks” about the Nobel Prize on 3 Dec

Sweden Alumni Network in Vietnam invites members to Sweden Talks: A Glimpse of the Nobel Prize. Sweden Talks is an online forum where alumni meet each other and expert speakers from Sweden to have conversations on current and important topics. Sweden Talks are open for all Sweden alumni members – this is an offer for…

Finnish SWAPPIE helps in electronic waste challenge

Did you know that incorrect disposal of electronic waste is one of the most problematic challenges in waste management? In Finland, used and serviced smart phones are gaining popularity: They’re easier on the environment – and the wallet. Find out what are Finnish’s secrets in handling waste management here.