Two of the University’s international students have been appointed Global Swedes

May 18, 2011 | Student

Two of Mälardalen University’s international students, Albert Franklin Bayeck and Mahgol Amin, have been appointed as Global Swedes by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As Global Swedes, they will represent Sweden in their home countries and function as ambassadors for Sweden and Swedish higher education.

Global Swede is a new bid by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Department for the EU Internal Market and the Promotion of Sweden and Swedish Trade, and the aim is to create good networks with foreign students who can function as a bridge between Swedish trade and industry and foreign countries.

At a ceremony on 4 May, 24 international students were awarded a diploma by the Minister for Trade, Ewa Björling. As the only university outside Stockholm, Mälardalen University was represented by the students Albert Franklin Bayeck and Mahgol Amin.

Albert Franklin Bayeck is currently studying within a one-year Master programme with a focus on ecology, while Mahgol Amin has completed a one-year Master in industrial management and is now studying within the two-year Master programme Financial Engineering.

- It was a happy surprise when I was appointed as a Global Swede, and it’s a real honour. I like it here in Västerås and at Mälardalen University. I hope to complete my education in June 2012 and to be accepted as a doctoral student later on, says Mahgol Amin.