Centre Master's student Kate Marion Williman (centre) received the prestigious 2015 Global Swede award. The award goes to foreign students who have excelled in studies related to innovation. Photo: New Zealand Consulate
For the fifth consecutive year, the Government Offices of Sweden honoured a number of foreign students studying at higher education institutions in Sweden and who have distinguished themselves in areas related to innovation and entrepreneurship.
The idea behind the Global Swede award is that the students will be good ambassadors for Sweden and act as important contacts for Swedish businesses around the world.
Excellent grades and fieldwork
Centre Master’s student Kate Marion Williman was among the 22 students to receive the prestigious award. Kate, who is originally from New Zealand, is currently working on her Master’s thesis on the land use intensification in Uruguay associated with beef and soy exports. In her study she assesses land use sustainability and identifying key actors in the soy export supply chain.
In her nomination for the award, Kate was described as a "superior student with excellent grades and fieldwork performance." Furthermore, she is praised for her work with improving student conditions at the Centre, engaging her class in social and professional events and for supporting her fellow students during difficult times.
The award ceremony was headed by the Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Mikael Damberg and Annika Rembe, the Director-General of the Swedish Institute.
Kate Marion Williman with the Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Mikael Damberg.
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