Stockholm School of Economics strengthens relations between schools of Russia and Sweden


St.Petersburg,  May 25, 2011.
Press release

St. Petersburg, May 25, 2011. The solemn ceremony of awarding of winners of the Olympiad for schoolchildren organized by Stockholm School of Economics in Russia with support of the General Consulate of Sweden in Russia took place on May 24 of 2011 in the House of Sweden. The Olympiad held in April of 2011 was dedicated to cultural and historic relations between Sweden and Russia. Pupils of the 9-11th grades of nine schools of St. Petersburg struggled for the victory.

The Olympiad is aimed at strengthening of contacts between schools of St. Petersburg and Stockholm School of Economics on the basis of cultural and educational interaction in the light of historic retrospectives and prospects for relations of Russia and Sweden on all levels.

Among participants of the solemn program were Christina Johannesson, acting general consul of Sweden in St. Petersburg, Dr. Anders Liljenberg, dean of Stockholm School of Economics, and Pavel Novikov, director of Executive MBA program and head of "Bachelor degree" project.

In the individual contest the prize went to Vanessa Imrit from gymnasium №148 who got a possibility to visit Stockholm School of Economics in Stockholm. The other winners received valuable prizes.

Dr. Anders Liljenberg, dean of Stockholm School of Economics, says, "Students of Stockholm School are managers and owners of businesses but we also think that work with the young generation of Russians is important because the future of Russian economy and Russian business belongs to them. Thus, increasing the level of education and broadening the outlook of today's schoolchildren we make an important contribution to what the business culture of the next generations will be like."

About Stockholm School of Economics

Stockholm School of Economics Russia is an international business school established in 1909, successfully managed from Sweden and having representative offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
In Russia the school opened its doors in 1997, offering high-quality international programs of education for successful businessmen with global thinking and managerial experience on the educational market. For more than ten years Executive MBA programs, as well as corporate and public programs in various areas of business have had a steady demand on the market of business education. At present, Stockholm School of Economics Russia is the only Russian school represented in the rating of business schools of Financial Times.

For additional information turn to:

Anna Izmailova
Head of marketing communications of SSE Russia
Tel.: +7 (812)3204801

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