Swedish-Indian signing ceremony at the Foreign Ministry
In connection with the Indian state visit, a signing ceremony at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs was held, where 16 new agreements between Swedish and Indian universities were signed. Stockholm University participated. The Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson gave the opening speech on the importance of international cooperation and the Swedish-Indian relations in research and higher education.
That Swedish universities appear jointly in international contexts gives a strong signal of Sweden as a comprehensive knowledge nation, and it's important in the international work. Of course we compete against each other as universities, but we have above all a common interest in advancing the Swedish higher education and research abroad. Therefore, a signing ceremony like this is important as a visible manifestation, and collaborations like the STINT funded Swedish Academic Collaboration Forum, where six Swedish universities collaborate on seminars in six countries, are particularly important.
June 9, 2015
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