An international MDH student receives an award from the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs

May 15, 2014 | Student

For the fourth successive year, Trade Minister Ewa Björling confers the award Global Swede. At the diploma ceremony this year, Tina Ranic from Mälardalen University (MDH) is acclaimed together with 20 other visiting students at Swedish universities who have excelled in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Tina Ranic is 20 years old and comes from Macedonia originally. She is an exchange student following mostly the Master’s programme in Intelligent Embedded Systems at MDH in the Erasmus Mundus project Euroweb . In her course of study, Tina has shown academic excellence and talent, social skills and a strong commitment to her peers which makes her a role model for young women and men who aim for an international career, and this is part of the description why she receives the Global Swede award.

– It is a great honour for me to be appointed as Global Swede, and an excellent opportunity to strengthen the connections between Macedonia and Sweden, not only the academic ones but also business relations. Within the framework of this award, I will strive to improve the cooperation between the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University and MDH, says Tina Ranic.

Foreign students are important ambassadors for Sweden
Global Swede is a collaboration between the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Swedish Institute which aims to acclaim international students as important ambassadors and encourage them to engage in the network Global Swede. In the long term, after having completed their course of study, they can serve as ambassadors for Sweden and provide bridges between the Swedish business sector and other countries as well as show that Sweden is an attractive destination for higher education. The diploma ceremony Global Swede took place on 12 May 2014.

– Those international students who choose Sweden as their destination for higher education are crucially important to us. Apart from contributing unique knowledge in the areas of education and research, they also constitute an important resource in the long run for building bridges between Sweden and the rest of the world, says Trade Minister Ewa Björling.