International news

Welcoming of new international students


This week we welcome new international students to the spring semester at the University of Skövde. The students come mostly from Asia, the USA and Europe.

Warm welcoming of 200 new international students


On Monday, August 26, the new semester started for all new international students at the University of Skövde. This year, about 200 new international students are beginning their studies during the autumn semester – significantly more than last year.

Successful cooperation between Swedish and Chinese students


For the first time, the University of Skövde has given a summer course in game development together with two Chinese universities. In just a few weeks, this cooperation has resulted in several games. On Thursday morning, a closing ceremony was held at the University.

Global Swede Award to Ahmed Mohamed


Ahmed Mohamed from Egypt is studying the final semester of the Master's programme in Molecular Biotechnology at the University of Skövde. Yesterday, he was in Stockholm to receive the Global Swede Award during a formal ceremony.

The Mexican Ambassador to Sweden Impressed by University Innovation


Last week, the University of Skövde hosted a visit by the Mexican ambassador Agustín Gasca Pliego. – I am impressed to see that a municipality with 50,000 citizens is able to offer a University of this size and opportunities.

Fall semester begins for international students


On Monday, the international students at the University of Skövde start their fall studies. 150 students from all over the world have gathered in their new home town of Skövde. Ready for the adventures ahead.

Ambassador visits University of Skövde


On Wednesday, the University of Skövde hosted a visit by the Ethiopian ambassador, Professor Merga Bekana. The programme included a presentation of the University and the present collaboration with Addis Abeba University.

New collaboration with American university


In a new collaboration with the University of Illinois, College of Medicine, in Rockford, IL, American medical students will get an opportunity to learn more about the Swedish welfare system with focus on healthcare. In the future, there are also plans for opportunities to travel westward for nursing school students, teachers and researchers from the University of Skövde to exchange experiences. The program is being launched right now.

Sergey Redyuk is Global Swede 2018


Sergey Redyuk, student of Master’s programme in Data Science, is University of Skövde’s Global Swede for 2018. The annual recognition of Global Swede is a joint initiative by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Swedish Institute. This is the eighth year this recognition is awarded.

The European Week in Focus at the University of Skövde


During May 5 - 9, Skövde Municipality joins in on the European Week. During the week, the international students at the University of Skövde will visit several schools and other places for meetings across national borders.

Gaming Students and Researchers Going to China


Just a few years ago, gaming was an interest of a select group in the world’s largest country. But with the arrival of the cell phone in combination with a change of attitude, China has quickly become one of the world’s largest gaming markets. Chinese gaming companies as well as universities, once isolated from the rest of the world, are beginning to look to the western gaming culture for sharing and exchange.

A journey of personal growth


The step from Skövde to Pune, a city of five million in west of India, can seem far. But despite the long distance, the collaboration between the University of Skövde and D.Y Patil University (DPU) is close. Just back from Pune is Helena Enroth, professor of molecular biology, boosted with new ideas.

Introduction for our International Students


On the 21st of August the University of Skövde had the pleasure to welcome 180 International Students.

Three Master students received the Swedish Institute's diploma


Our Master students Abdelhamid Yousef, Belinda Priscilla Achieng and Joseph Kirangwa received the Swedish Institute's diploma at the City Hall in Stockholm last Friday.

Towards a definition of the role of enterprise modeling in the context of business and IT alignment


On July 3rd, Julia Kaidalova, defends her licentiate thesis "Towards a definition of the role of enterprise modeling in the context of business and IT alignment". This licentiate thesis investigates how organizations can use models in the creation of IT-systems for Business development. The framework positions Enterprise Modeling (EM) conceptually in the context of Business and IT Alignment (BITA) and identifies a number of challenges and recommendations. We have asked Julia to describe her research and findings.

International student nominated to Global Swede


Tsimafei Padvitski, a bioinformatics master student at the University of Skövde has been nominated as Global Swede and will be rewarded at an official diploma ceremony hosted by representatives from the Swedish Government held in Stockholm in May.

Sweden Game Arena Makes Major Showing at the Game Developers Conference (GDC)


Sweden Game Arena makes a major showing at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Booth 124 in the North Hall at the Moscone Convention Center will be a vibrating meeting place. One of many activities is the demonstration of The Westport Independent, a new game from Double Zero One Zero that is published by Coffee Stain Studios.

A warm welcome in a cold Skövde


The international students have now arrived at the University of Skövde. A total of 80 international students are spending the spring in Skövde, and for most of them it is the first time in Sweden. There is a lot of diversity among the students; 25 countries are represented among the students.

Game Writing, Los Angeles & Sweden: The New Frontier of Game Development


LA Game Industry Veteran Speaks at World's First Degree Program for Game Writers, visits Sweden Game Arena

Book Release: Artificial Cognitive Systems


Artificial Cognitive Systems – A Primer is a book recently published by David Vernon, Professor of Informatics at the University of Skövde at MIT Press.

Plants with a mission to clean the earth and save lives


Arsenic is one of the most abundant substances in the earth’s crust, and can be found everywhere in nature. It is also extremely poisonous to us humans, and long-term exposure can lead to many serious illnesses. Researchers in molecular biology at the University of Skövde have now developed an entirely new type of plant that can absorb and store arsenic – in its roots.

Excellent results in an international assessment of research at the University of Skövde


During 2013, all research and co-production at the University of Skövde were evaluated by international experts, and the results have now been published in a report, ARC13. The research performed at the University of Skövde is deemed as being of high quality in this international comparison.

From China to Skövde – the life as an exchange student begins


In heavy snowfall, The University of Skövde welcomed international students from all over the world. Some of them are here for the first time, others are returning students. In total, the University of Skövde expects 65 exchange students and 20 master students this semester.

Internationalization: The University of Skövde visits South Korea


An important part of the University of Skövde’s internationalization process, is to develop new and attractive exchange agreements with foreign universities. Currently, the University of Skövde has 90 such agreements in thirty countries. And soon, there may be more. Vice-Chancellor Sigbritt Karlsson and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Afrouz Behboudi will travel to South Korea to explore the possibilities of cooperation with several South Korean universities.

The University of Skövde wins Volvo Cars Technology Award 2013


Researchers from the University of Skövde received Volvo Cars Technology Award 2013 last week. The project which received the prize, Holistic Simulation Optimization (HPO), is a collaborative project between Volvo Cars and the University of Skövde, and has been running since 2008. Case studies performed at Volvo Cars constitute the basis for the project.

International 3D company chooses the University of Skövde


Pilgway, an international company at the forefront of 3D technology, is investing in academic game development worldwide with its innovative 3D software. Now the company has chosen to collaborate with the University of Skövde –with software worth approximately SEK 360 000.

Game Based Learning - Open Lecture


Welcome to a lecture about Game Based Learning. What are the profits? Why is it not used more often? How do we overcome the obstacles?

University of Skövde docent receives IMDA awards in Taiwan


IMDA awards University of Skövde docent, Desalegn Abraha Gebrekidan in Taiwan.

Possible future collaboration within the field of computer game development


On Tuesday, 26th of February, the University of Skövde received a visit from Dr. Christian Kennett from the School of Media, Arts and Design of the University of Westminster.

International alumni reunion after ten years


Last month 18 former international students gathered for a reunion in Skövde. They wanted to celebrate that ten years have passed since they first arrived on campus at the University of Skövde as international exchange students in 2002.