Alumni Birthday 2016

A gala event took place on 14 June, in the Swedish Embassy in Moscow in honor of the SSE Russia Alumni Community.

An annual gala event gathered around 130 guests, including Executive MBA SSE Russia alumni and representatives of the Swedish business community in Russia. Graduates of the EMBA General Management, Strategic Marketing and Oil&Gas groups, who received their diplomas 5, 10 and 15 years ago, were awarded with honorary emblems.

H.E. Peter Ericson, the Ambassador of Sweden to the Russian Federation, held a welcoming speech in which he said: Tonight, we celebrate the role of higher education in society and we all know how much higher education means to a country´s development. Given this important role, SSE Russia is an outstanding example of Russian-Swedish cooperation and a model example of the Russian-Swedish partnership.

Dr. Anders Liljenberg, Dean of the Stockholm School of Economics Russia: "For 19 years our School has successfully integrated the values and traditions of Swedish business education in Russia. We sincerely hope that our graduates will contribute to our mission to developing socially responsible and transparent business".

Ludmila Ulitskaya, a famous Russian writer, prize-winner of the Russian Booker award, was an honorable speaker of the event. Ludmila told about internal and external crisis, touched a family topic, as well as personal development issues.

Today the Alumni Society of Stockholm School of Economics Russia consists of 2000 graduates, including 1000 graduates with Executive MBA diplomas and graduates of the various corporate SSE Russia programs. According to statistics, more than 30% of the new participants know alumni, and many of the long-term corporate programs were purchased by alumni after graduating from the Executive MBA program at the Stockholm School of Economics Russia.

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