For centuries, universities and researchers have collaborated, communicated and convened across national borders, providing a valuable source of ‘Knowledge Diplomacy’ between nations. The purpose of the reception and showcase is to celebrate the strength and breadth of research links between the UK and Sweden.
The research showcase and knowledge diplomacy reception is organized on behalf of the British Embassy Stockholm, the Russell Group, the University of Nottingham, the British Council, the Royal Society, the Swedish Council of Principals and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).
The event is organised by the British Embassy in Stockholm in conjunction with a coalition of UK and Swedish partners with the aim of providing a platform for wider knowledge diplomacy between our two countries and emphasise the value of collaboration between our universities, researchers and scientific institutions as we move forward to shape the future of UK-SE bilateral relationship on research and innovation. The showcase and reception is part of a week of high-profile activity celebrating links between our two nations and will be attended by nearly 300 senior UK and Swedish stakeholders. It is being held in Stockholm to coincide with a week of activity between both UK universities and partners across Sweden and the wider Nordic region, as well as a bilateral exchange between the Russell Group and the Swedish Council of Principals. The Times Higher Education Innovation and Impact Summit is also taking place in Stockholm at KTH Royal Institute of Technology that week.
Information on coronavirus, Covid 19
IVA’s meetings, seminars, projects and trips will continue as normal as possible. We urge all (employees, IVA’s network and visitors to IVA) who have travelled to areas where there is ongoing transmission of the virus (see below) to work or participate remotely for 14 days after returning. Contact the division secretary, project manager or person in charge of the event for information on how to do this.
At present the areas where there is ongoing transmission of the virus are the following:
- Hubei or other provinces on China’s mainland where transmission is ongoing
- The Italian regions of Lombardy, Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna and Veneto
- South Korea
The Public Health Agency of Sweden is urging people who have been in these areas to contact 1177 Vårdguiden if they have symptoms. Note that the list of areas may quickly change.
Read more at Folkhälsomyndigheten and stay informed about developments.