Swedish Day at Makerere

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    . Photo: Chrsitian Fogelström

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On October 31, the Embassy of Sweden, together with the Swedish Institute and Makerere University, organised a “Swedish Day” at the Makerere University campus. The main purpose of the day was to communicate an updated image of Sweden to Ugandan students and to inform them about scholarship opportunities for academic studies in Sweden.

The full day event included book stands, movie screenings, photo exhibitions and a Swedish quiz with the opportunity to win prizes from Sweden. Throughout the day more than 1300 students visited the Swedish tent and enjoyed the various activities. The Embassy is thrilled to have met many aspiring and talented students, many of which we hope will submit an application to a Swedish university in the future.

The “Swedish Day” was officially opened by the Swedish Ambassador Urban Andersson, together with the Director-General of the Swedish Institute, Ms. Annika Rembe and the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Professor Ddumba Ssentamu. As a gesture of appreciation of our excellent cooperation with Makerere, the Embassy also had the pleasure of handing over the Swedish naturalist Carl von Linnaeus apostles works in 11 volumes to the Makerere University Library.

-  I welcome that to date close to 200 Ugandan students have had the opportunity to study in Sweden with academic scholarships from the Swedish Institute. These students come back as “good will” ambassadors of Sweden in their home country, says Ambassador Urban Andersson.

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