Kategoriarkiv: Bhutan and Sweden

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 … Läs mer

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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 … Läs mer

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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, … Läs mer

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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 … Läs mer

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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 … Läs mer

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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 … Läs mer

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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 … Läs mer

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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 … Läs mer

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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 … Läs mer

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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 … Läs mer

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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 … Läs mer

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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 … Läs mer

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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 … Läs mer

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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 … Läs mer

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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 … Läs mer

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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 … Läs mer

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Bhutanese should learn from….

When most of the Bhutanese have less interest in singing our traditional songs, Johan Westman from Sweden working in Samtse College of Education as music lecturer could sing Zhungdra beautifully, more than Bhutanese on National Day. He was looking for … Läs mer

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Sweden’s new ambassador to Bhutan

Sweden’s ambassador to India, Klas Molin, who is also ambassador of Sweden to Bhutan,  presented his letter of credence to the HM King in June this year. Klas Molin already took over 2017  in Delhi, but only after having handed … Läs mer

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World Dendro 2018 in Bhutan

In June, approximately 150 delegates from 35 countries gathered in Bhutan to discuss the latest research in the field of dendrochronology, using information (mainly annual rings) from trees to describe changes in the environment and climate back in time, but … Läs mer

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Uppsala University Erasmus+ program with Royal University of Bhutan

Uppsala University has had an EU-funded Erasmus + collaboration with the Royal University of Bhutan for six-month exchange of master’s students, which ended last year. Under this program four Bhutanese students studied in Uppsala 2016, three from the College of … Läs mer

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Visit to Bhutan from Karlstad University

Professor of Health Sciences with focus on Neurology Peter Hagell and Martin Persson, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at Karlstad University, visited Bhutan in May in order to develop cooperation and exchange with Asia in the form of long-term integrated … Läs mer

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Gross National Happiness Visit to Sweden

Center for Bhutan Studies and GNH (Gross National Happiness) President Dasho Karma Ura and three co-workers, Dr. Dorji Penjore, Sangay Chophel and Chhimi Dem visited Stockholm and Uppsala in January. The network GNH Sweden arranged the visit and hosted a … Läs mer

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PhD in Organic Chemistry at Stockholm University

A number of Bhutanese students have completed master’s programs in Sweden, but doctoral degrees are rare. Are far as we know, there has been only one until now, but now there are at least two. Wangchuk Rabten has a masters … Läs mer

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Swedish librarian in Bhutan

Not many Swedes live in Bhutan, but last year the number increased by 100% from one to two. Since August 2017 Kerstin Brütte is librarian at Royal Thimpu College in Ngabiphu in the mountains above Babesa in Thimphu. Kerstin has … Läs mer

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Annual meeting 2018

The association’s annual meeting was held May 15, 2018. After the annual meeting, Axel Odelberg talked about his journey from west to east in Bhutan under the heading ”Biker in Bhutan – On motorcycle through Bhutan in the Spring of … Läs mer

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