16 December, 2019

International scholars at Stockholm City Hall

International scholars working at various universities in Stockholm were invited to a reception at the Stockholm City Hall on 2 December. The reception, which was jointly hosted by the Stockholm City Council and Stockholm Academic Forum, witnessed a participation of about 200 people – which comprised the international scholars as well as their partners.

A string quartet from the Kungliga Musikhögskolan enlivened the evening with their performance, while the guests took pictures of the magnificent Blue Hall and Golden Hall and engaged in conversations all around. Ms Rana Nasrindotter (Vice President of the Stockholm City Council) and Mikael Östling (Deputy President of KTH) expressed their earnest appreciation towards the scholars for choosing to study at one of Stockholm’s institutes of higher education.  Maria Fogelström Kylberg (CEO of Stockholm Academic Forum) briefly talked about the importance of having a pervasive support system for the partners of the international scholars for them to continue staying in Stockholm, and how the Stockholm Dual Career Network (SDCN) facilitates this. The highlight of the evening was the SDCN International Talent of the Year award, which was given to Mehdi Attarpour for his perseverance and hard work that led him to find employment in a relatively short period of time. The evening capped off with the guests being treated to a scrumptious Swedish buffet, followed by a short talk about the City Hall and its legacy.

This evening was a tribute to and acknowledgement of the salient contributions that international scholars made towards the academic ecosystem of Stockholm, making it both diverse and vibrant.

Reception Stockholm City Hall, 2 December 2019

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Pictures from the Ceremony

16 December, 2019

International scholars at Stockholm City Hall

International scholars working at various universities in Stockholm were invited to a reception at the Stockholm City Hall on 2 December. The reception, which was jointly hosted by the Stockholm City Council and Stockholm Academic Forum, witnessed a participation of about 200 people – which comprised the international scholars as well as their partners.

A string quartet from the Kungliga Musikhögskolan enlivened the evening with their performance, while the guests took pictures of the magnificent Blue Hall and Golden Hall and engaged in conversations all around. Ms Rana Nasrindotter (Vice President of the Stockholm City Council) and Mikael Östling (Deputy President of KTH) expressed their earnest appreciation towards the scholars for choosing to study at one of Stockholm’s institutes of higher education.  Maria Fogelström Kylberg (CEO of Stockholm Academic Forum) briefly talked about the importance of having a pervasive support system for the partners of the international scholars for them to continue staying in Stockholm, and how the Stockholm Dual Career Network (SDCN) facilitates this. The highlight of the evening was the SDCN International Talent of the Year award, which was given to Mehdi Attarpour for his perseverance and hard work that led him to find employment in a relatively short period of time. The evening capped off with the guests being treated to a scrumptious Swedish buffet, followed by a short talk about the City Hall and its legacy.

This evening was a tribute to and acknowledgement of the salient contributions that international scholars made towards the academic ecosystem of Stockholm, making it both diverse and vibrant.

Reception Stockholm City Hall, 2 December 2019

Portraits