Tag: Education

Swedish ambassador hosted Swedish Alumni networking night in Phnom Penh

H.E. Bjorn Haggmark, a Swedish Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia showed support of higher education to “the Sweden Alumni Network night” attendee at the Swedish ambassador residence in Phnom Penh on 5th December 2019. “Sweden has a strong tradition of making higher education available to many.” said the ambassador at the event. “Knowledge, analytical…

Declassified Norwegian and Swedish diplomatic documents donated to Cambodia

Hundreds of declassified diplomatic reports on Cambodia’s contemporary history from Norway, Sweden, Australia, Britain, Canada, France, New Zealand and Switzerland are among the documents that former Chilien ambassador and a senior private secretary and official biographer to late King Father Norodom Sihanouk, Mr. Julio A. Jeldres, has given to the Documentation Centre of Cambodia (DC-Cam).…

Danish, Norwegian Myanmar embassies to grant Rakhine state scholarships

The Embassies of Norway and Denmark together with Centre for Diversity and National Harmony (CDNH) will launch a scholarship programme for disadvantaged students from all communities in Rakhine State. Rakhine State continues to face significant development challenges. Ensuring access to quality education is one of the key recommendations of the Rakhine Advisory Commission, and international…

Swedish ambassador discussed further cooperation with Cambodia

H.E.Bjorn Haggmark, recently appointed Swedish Ambassador to Cambodia, met on 29th November 2019 with Mr Prak Sokhonn, Cambodia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, at the ministry where both parties discussed further cooperation. After the meeting, Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Koy Koung spoke to reporters regarding the private discussions between the officials from Sweden and Cambodia. “During…

The Royal Norwegian Embassy supported Inle Lake Youth Diplomats Program

Lise Nordgaard, the Deputy Head of Mission from the Royal Norwegian Embassy, attended and delivered certificates to the Young Lake Ambassadors on 6th November 2019. Ten enthusiastic youths from the Inle Lake region have been trained to become the Ambassadors of the lake to raise awareness of environmental issues affecting the lake and its people.…

The Swedish embassy hosts education days in Vietnam

The Swedish Embassy in Vietnam will host a 2 days convention “Study and work in Sweden information day” at Pullman hotels in Hanoi and Saigon. Starting  from Saturday 9th until Sunday 10th November 2019. The convention aims to bring people together and exploring opportunities for students to study and work in Sweden. The Swedish embassy…

Dane about life in Myanmar in 1991: “My phone was tapped”

jørn kristensen miid myanmar

No shops, no good restaurants, no super markets and no private satellite dishes allowed, so no international news. That was the reality when Jørn Kristensen and his wife, Astri, arrived in Myanmar in 1991. “It was an isolated and broken country in many ways,” Jørn Kristensen says. Only few years before his arrival, a devaluation…

Swedish education and career day 2019

The Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is preparing warm welcome all at ‘Swedish Education and Career Days 2019’. The free entry programme includes: 1. Swedish Pavilion at the OCSC (Office of Civil Service Commission) International Education Expo. Date: 2-3 November from 12.00-6.00pm Location: Siam Paragon, Royal Paragon Hall, 5th floor. Top universities from Sweden including Halmstad…

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.…

How expats maintain their children’s native language in Singapore

ScandAsia has spoken with a few Scandinavians living and working in Singapore about their children and how they handle the challenge of maintaining their mother tongue when living in a foreign country. Maintaining the Danish language in Singapore Mikkel Aabye recently moved from Denmark to Singapore with his wife Christina Aabye. Together they have three…