MDH student appointed as a Global Swede

The award is handed out by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovat

May 13, 2015 | Student Alumni

MDH student Peachadatorn ”Vicky” Prampipat has been appointed as a Global Swede by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation and the Swedish Institute. As a Global Swede Vicky will be a representative for Sweden in her home country Thailand and act as an ambassador for Sweden and higher education.

Through Global Swede the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation and the Swedish Institute highlight a number of international students who have been educated in Sweden and distinguished themselves within areas closely related to innovation and entrepreneurship. The reasons for which Peachadatorn Vicky Prampipat, who is reading the Master’s programme in International Marketing at MDH, has been awarded the distinction are as follows:

”Peachadatorn “Vicky” Prampipat has, during her studies at the Master’s programme in International Marketing, made an impact on both fellow-students as well as professors and faculty staff. This is thanks to her being a great student who has also proved to be ambitious and creative at the same time as being an excellent team player. Peachadatorn’s social and academic skills are outstanding and we are convinced that she will become a valued ambassador for both Mälardalen University as well as for the whole of Sweden when we appoint her as our Global Swede 2015.”

Honoured by the award

Peachadatorn ”Vicky” Prampipat feels honoured to be allowed to represent MDH through the award.

– I feel much honoured to represent Mälardalen University. I will be an active part of the Global Swede network and ultimately be an ambassador of MDH, Sweden and my country Thailand. I believe this is a way to combine the entire things that I have learned here in terms of both knowledge and values. I also hope to encourage other Thai students to choose to study in Sweden and bridge the gaps between continents and education, says Vicky Prampipat.

On Tuesday 12 May a ceremony was arranged at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, where the Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg, together with the Director-General of the Swedish Institute Annika Rembe, handed out the award. Paul Pettersson is Pro-Vice-Chancellor at MDH and took part in the ceremony.

– Global Swede is an opportunity for MDH to highlight an innovative, creative and entrepreneurial international student at the University. International students are important since they contribute with unique knowledge and perspectives on studies, education and research at the same time as they build bridges between Sweden and the rest of the world, says Paul Pettersson.