JU students celebrated by Swedish Institute

Students from Jönköping University (JU) that are Swedish Institute (SI) scholarship holders were honoured during the SI Diploma ceremony by Madeleine Sjöstedt, SI’s Director-general. The ceremony took place on 25 May at the Blue Hall, Stockholm city hall, where the Noble Prize Banquet takes place.

The SI scholarship for Global Professionals is provided for full-time master’s studies in Sweden to applicants from 41 countries. The main purpose is to develop global leaders to achieve sustainable development in their home countries and to develop a global network of professionals that will contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

18 JU SI scholarship holders from Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Indonesia, Liberia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Tanzania, Uganda and Vietnam participated in the ceremony.

Andrea Mishell Proaño Solis, Ecuador, Master International Logistic and Supply Chain Management.

“Being a SI global professional means embodying a commitment to fostering positive change and sustainable development on a global scale. It also means, being passionate about making a difference in my home country and beyond, that is why I am totally engaged with leadership, sustainability, advocacy and collaboration. Ecuador is such a rich country that deserves to be taken care in a sensibly manner. Promoting opportunities for all people, respecting human and nature rights, fostering ethical behaviors and prioritizing health and well-being of local communities.”

Andrea Mishell Proaño Solis, Ecuador, Master International Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Nana Katchashvili and Phany Sok.

“One of the main sustainable values I would like to share with my home country, Georgia, is the understanding that achieving sustainability requires equal consideration for environmental, economic, and social aspects. Through my studies, I have realized that these elements are interconnected, and sustainability should be understood as a complex, multilayered concept that needs holistic understanding and deliberate interventions.”

Nana Katchashvili, Georgia, Master Global Studies: Sustainable Societies and Social Change

“The SI scholarship has given me a new window of opportunities: an opportunity to expand knowledge and network; an opportunity to engage and make a difference. My master thesis focuses on Gender Equality, which explores youths' experiences and perceptions of gender equality in Cambodia, linking that to the traditional gender expectations deriving from the women's code of conduct in Cambodia”

Phany Sok, Cambodia, Master Global Studies: Sustainable Societies and Social Change

Alli Adeyinka Dauda, Nigeria, Master Production Engineering and Management

“I would like to share how possible it is to achieve Environmental sustainability with very minimal Carbon footprint which will help in having sustainable economic growth and increase country Gross Domestic Product percentage (GDP).”

Alli Adeyinka Dauda, Nigeria, Master Production Engineering and Management

More information

Learn more about the SI scholarship here

Learn more about JU’s Master programmes here