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Working in Conservation in Bhutan

Bhutan is well known for its Gross National Happiness – and for being carbon negative, as suggested by former Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay in a TED talk, that has millions of views on Youtube. But how does it achieve that? … Fortsätt läsa

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Story of Bumpailops during the Pandemic

  Twenty-twenty was a year characterised by uncertainty, dreadfulness, and trepidation for humanity. People from all walks of life were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As for me,the pandemic caused some impediments, which Bhutanese refer to as ‘Barchey’ meaning obstacles, … Fortsätt läsa

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Fruit Drying i Lund and Bhutan

Of course, it sounds a little strange that the Department of Architecture and Built Environment at Lund University works with drying fruit. How did this come about? Shouldn’t we be drawing houses? For a long time, my department, Energy and … Fortsätt läsa

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The joys of a Swedish summer

From the air Sweden below is a vast stretch of wilderness dotted by countless water bodies. On earth, the natural wealth and blessings of the forests of Sweden is yours to discover. And also the Swedish custom of Allemansrätt. Allemansrätt … Fortsätt läsa

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My PhD Journey from Sherubtse College to Uppsala University

Last November, after a meeting in Thimphu, I was on the road back to my workplace at Sherubtse College, Trashigang. The journey from the capital takes two days across the beautiful valleys of central Bhutan on the tortuous East-West national … Fortsätt läsa

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My master’s course at Örebro University, Sweden

I graduated this year in June 2020 from Örebro University, Sweden. My master’s program in information security management was a two-year program comprising 120 credits. We were the first batch of information security students in Örebro and were thus unique … Fortsätt läsa

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Congratulations!

Martin Söderman from Stockholm and Beenu Chhetri from Phuentsholing were married in Phuentsholing in February, luckily before the Covid-19 lockdowns and border closures. We wish the couple all the best for a happy and healthy future!

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Is it possible to cook authentic ema datsi in Sweden?

In the hierarchy of Bhutanese food, chilies sit in the stratosphere. A shortage of the fiery spice will dominate the news. The cliché goes, in Bhutan, chilies are not a spice but a vegetable. According to Bhutan’s National biodiversity Centre, … Fortsätt läsa

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Mölnlycke and Samtse – the collaboration continues

Båtsmansskolan in Mölnlycke and Samtse Lower Secondary School, SLSS, are continuing their development collaboration in a new school project. The project is co-financed by the Swedish Council for Higher Education through their Atlas program. The project period starts already this … Fortsätt läsa

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Honorary consul recognised

Honorary consul of Bhutan to Sweden, Phub Zam, received The Order of the Polar Star from the King and Queen of Sweden on December 3, 2019. The King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden who are on a … Fortsätt läsa

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A different Boxing Day

The four exchange students at Uppsala University, Tshering Penjor, Tshering Gyeltshen, Kinga Seldon and Tshering Yangchen, were invited to a traditional Swedish Boxing Day Christmas Buffet at the home of board member Lennart Strandberg and family, wife Birthe, son Filip … Fortsätt läsa

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Training at the Swedish Patent Office

As has been the case several times before, there have been Bhutanese participants in the Patent Office’s international Sida-funded ITP courses in intellectual property, most recently in late 2019 with Karma Kelzang Eudon, associate professor, and Kelzang Dorji, associate professor, … Fortsätt läsa

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My experience in Sweden

It was really an exciting moment for us when the list of selected candidates to Uppsala University came out. On the 19th of August 2019 we landed at Stockholm Arlanda airport. Everything turned out to be going smoothly. Thanks to … Fortsätt läsa

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Malmö and Samtse – student and teacher exchange

In 2017, Malmö University, Department of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Society, and Samtse College of Education (part of the Royal University of Bhutan), Department of Mathematics and IT education began discussing opportunities for collaboration around mathematics didactics. Funding was granted … Fortsätt läsa

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Teacher exchange between Lund University and College of Science and Technology (4)

Despite the short-term character of this visit, teaching daylight simulations for architecture students in Phuentsholing’s College of Science and Technology in Bhutan made me reflect on valuable aspects pertaining to international teaching practicum: Meeting with the eager-to-learn Bhutanese students exceeded … Fortsätt läsa

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Teacher exchange between Lund University and College of Science and Technology (3)

In connection with various teacher exchanges, I have often thought about how relatively similar architectural education is around the world. The same goes for Bhutan. The students are faced with similar architectural issues as the Swedish students. However, there is … Fortsätt läsa

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Teacher exchange between Lund University and College of Science and Technology (2)

I started the exchange in Bhutan with great confidence. In Sweden, I had been researching for several years in daylight and electric lighting in buildings. It wasn’t until arriving in Phuentsholing that I realized that there were so many differences … Fortsätt läsa

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Teacher exchange between Lund University and College of Science and Technology (1)

In 2018, we had a teacher exchange program at Lund University together with the College of Science and Technology (CST), Royal University of Bhutan. In this first step, only teachers were involved. Hopefully, future projects can also include students, technical … Fortsätt läsa

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Trip to Lund University, Sweden from Bhutan

The College of Science and Technology, Royal University of Bhutan had started the Master’s Degree program in Renewable Energy in 2018. The college as a partner university with EU universities had offered study tour to Lund University in Sweden to … Fortsätt läsa

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Courses at the Swedish the Patent and Registration Office

For many years, the Patent and Registration Office has been organizing a number of international courses with support from Sida through ITP (International Training Programs) in intellectual property law. At several of these courses there have been Bhutanese participants. In … Fortsätt läsa

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Research cooperation between Bhutan and Sweden

Nestled in the lush and vast Himalayan mountains, the people of Bhutan are often described by their happiness, economic freedom, and simple ways of life. There is often a sense of pride and contentment with life in land of the … Fortsätt läsa

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Experiences of teaching at Royal University of Bhutan

The Bhutanese IT students are among the most attentive we ever have met. This is my conclusion, as well as the conclusion of my colleague Kristina von Hausswolff, after having been teaching students at the Bachelor of Engineering programme in … Fortsätt läsa

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Master thesis in Bhutan

The contacts made during the 2015 -2018 CIMCEB project (Curricula Development of Interdisciplinary Master Courses in Energy Efficient Building Design in Nepal and Bhutan) resulted in, me Matthijs van Jaarsveld from Lund University in Sweden, to go the Bhutan to … Fortsätt läsa

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My Teaching experience at Lund (From Bhutan)

Thank you Erasmus+ ICM (International Credit Mobility) for giving me an opportunity to visit LUND University, Sweden is a beautiful country.  My exchange to Lund in late 2018 was wonderful and amazing; to a new place, a new culture and … Fortsätt läsa

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School collaboration with Samtse

Båtsmansskolan, a middle school in Härryda municipality in southern Sweden, started a collaboration with Samtse Lower Secondary School (SLLS) in 2018. A delegation from Samtse visited Härryda and Gothenburg in January last year. And in September, a delegation from Båtsmansskolan … Fortsätt läsa

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