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Fifteen students from MDH participated in the ABB Challenge, and they did so with excellence! After several hours of hard work the five teams presented their innovative technical solutions praised by both the jury and the audience.

ABB will also this year award one student a scholarship within the field of robotics. All students at MDH, independent of what you’re studying, can apply for the scholarship.

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.

ABB is offering a scholarship to students at Mälardalen University (MDH). Every year, during a five-year period, a degree project or an idea related to robotics, and with a focus on technology and innovation, will be rewarded with ABB’s Robotics Scholarship worth 25 000 kronor per year. The scholarship is not linked to a specific programme and can be applied for by all MDH students, regardless of their specializations.

Each year MDH nominates an international student as Global Swede. The Global Swede will function as a link between Sweden and his or her home country and becomes a valuable representative for both MDH and Sweden. An official diploma ceremony hosted by representatives from the Swedish Government is held in Stockholm in May.

Alumnus of the Year at Mälardalen University 2013 is Ling Zhang. This was announced by Pro-Vice-Chancellor Paul Pettersson at a ceremony at MDH in Västerås.

Now it´s time to nominate candidates to the “Mälardalen University Alumnus/alumna of the year award”. You can nominate one or more candidates until Friday, September 6 at 17:00.

Josefina Jie Löwgren is studying International Marketing at MDH and has been awarded a prize for the best essay in Economics by the Mälardalen Circle of the Swedish MBA Association. She has been studying how SSAB can succeed better with their expansion on the Chinese market.