On September 28th, 2018, An Giang University launched the competition entitled “Innovative like a Swede 2018” sponsored by Embassy of Sweden and other Swedish entreprises in Vietnam and supported by Ministry of Education and Training, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
Attending the event were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Van Dat – Vice Rector of An Giang University, representatives from Embassy of Sweden in Vietam, IKEA Company, Uppsala University, Heads of school divisions, and over 200 students of An Giang University.
The competition was to encourage college students’ creativity and proposed solutions for Sustainable Development Goal 11 (sustainable development in urban and rural areas for mitigation and adaptation to climate change, work and residence safety and sustainable human settlement) in accordance with Vietnam National Action Plan for the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda proposed by United Nations.
At the event, the students were introduced to Sweden, sustainable development and innovations, innovative plans for sustainable development of Swedish entreprises, policies to encourage innovations from staff. The students also listened to an inspiring start-up story of IKEA Company – a famous brand for Interior Design in Sweden. The students also got to know the postgraduate educational system of Sweden with innovations and practicality presented by the representative of Uppsala University.
Especially, the students were introduced to the eligibility and requirements of the “Innovative Like a Swede” national competition focusing on “Sustainable production and consumption”. The students, in pairs, would send their innovative ideas on innovative solutions for soio-economic development, environment and resource protection, mitigation to challenges from climate change, pollution, and effective use of natural resources...
All innovative plans would be submitted by October 28th, 2018 to the Embassy of Sweden in Vietnam at https://www.swedenabroad.se/en/embassies/vietnam-hanoi/contact/. The First Prize would include a visit to Headquarters of the entreprises in Sweden and Uppsala University. Other winners would have a chance to do internships at Swedish companies in Vietnam.
Anh Thu and Huynh Nhu – An Giang University Library
Photo: Anh Thu - Quang Truong
Translated by Chi Do Na