Alumni dinner in Delhi on September 1, 2018.
Alumni dinner in Delhi on September 1, 2018.

Re-connecting with alumni around the world

Holding international alumni events is a relatively new activity for Stockholm University. The purpose of these events is to re-establish contact with our international alumni, find out what interests they have in regards to collaborating with their alma mater, as well as present possibilities for collaboration based on Stockholm University‚Äôs priorities. 

Sweden alumni meetup at the Consulate General of Sweden in New York, September 2018.
Alumni meet-up in New York City on September 13, 2018.

Key stakeholders

An important take-away from the events is also being able to identify and build relationships with key stakeholders amongst our alumni. Individuals who want to collaborate with us and who feel driven and motivated in their alumni role.

 

Alumni ambassadors

Alumni Reception in Tokyo on October 9 2018
Alumni reception in Tokyo on October 9, 2018.

When Stockholm University engages in international activities we should take advantage of the fact that we have alumni ambassadors spread far and wide across the globe. Our international alumni can build bridges for us. They can connect us with potential partners and stakeholders in places where we have few contacts.

Resident experts across the globe

Understanding both the Swedish and the local perspective in the destination country, they can ease our way into regions of the world that are new to us, help us navigate and get oriented so that we hit the ground running. They can lend authenticity and legitimacy to our student recruitment activities. And so much more.

Alumni mingle in Shanghai on October 26, 2018.
Alumni mingle in Shanghai on October 26, 2018.

Alumni networks

A long-term goal with international alumni relations is to build networks in relevant markets (where Stockholm University has vested interests in education, research and collaboration) around the world. Organized alumni networks abroad could be of significant relevance for Stockholm University in our efforts abroad.

Alumni reception 30 October 2018
Alumni reception in Tokyo on October 30,  2018.

International competition for HEI's

Our alumni are the most clear-cut product we have as a higher education institution. Keeping in touch with them, wherever they end up in the world, is not only important, it is crucial for our future as an internationally competitive and relevant educational institution.