A blog from the University of Borås

Monday, May 25, 2015

Ahsan Shafiq received the Global Swede diploma

On Tuesday 12 May 2015 Ahsan Shafiq from Pakistan, master student within Textile Management, received the Global Swede diploma by Mikael Damberg, Swedish Minister of Enterprise and Innovation at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Photo: Utrikesdepartementet / Swedish MFA

For the fifth consecutive year the Global Swede Ceremony was arranged by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the Swedish Institute. This year’s award ceremony honored 22 international students who have distinguished themselves within the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship.

"The award aims to acknowledge the importance of international students in Sweden and to create a platform for global exchange of experiences and to build long lasting relationships with global leaders of the future", as Annika Rembe, Director-General of the Swedish Institute, expressed.

Awarded students are encouraged to engage in the network Global Swede and to act as good ambassadors who promote a positive image of Sweden after their graduation in order to benefit Swedish foreign trade.

The University of Borås nominated Ahsan Shafiq as Global Swede this year who started his Master’s programme in Textile Management with specialization in Fashion Management in August 2014.

“I am very pleased to have been given this opportunity by the University of Borås to participate and represent among other universities. For me the University of Borås is playing a vital role in innovation and development of textiles as well as in other fields. During the ceremony I met distinguished students from other universities in various fields. It is an overall great experience to be a part of the University of Borås and to study here as an international student. I will surely use my gained knowledge later in my professional career and promote Swedish higher education back in my country and globally wherever I move through the Global Swede network “ expressed Ahsan after the ceremony.

Ahsan Shafiq is an ambitious student who shows initiative inside and outside the classroom. As active student representative he engages in dialogue with both students and staff at the university on issues affecting the education and life of international students. He has also been teaching classes as guest teacher at the School of Textiles taking advantage of his experience as Deputy Course Coordinator and Lecturer for the Textile Design Department at the Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Room or apartment for rental?

The University of Borås recieves a lot of international students for the fall semester from all over the world. Obviosusly all these students need to find some accomoodaiton and we are therefore searching for private persons who might have a room or an apartment to rent out.


If you are interested in renting out, please contact Gustav Kibe, international coordinator, with a describtion about the room/apartment and he will afterwards send this information further to the students who will contact you if they are interested. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact Gustav.


E-mail: studentbostad@hb.se

Friday, April 24, 2015

How does your life as an international student look like?

To all creative minds among you! 
We are still curious about how your life as an international student in Borås looks like. Or how Swedish students interact with international students on campus. Send in a short movie until 4 May and win cinema vouchers worth up to 400 SEK.

More information can be found here.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

More computer rooms available but the opening hours change

From April 1 2015, all university computer rooms are available to all students, with some exceptions. This also means that the opening hours for the computer labs change.

All computer rooms on campus available for all students are open at 07:00-22:00 all days of the week, except Medialab (L202) which is open 24 hours. The room inside the Medialab, L205, however, is only open at 08:00-19:00 Monday-Friday. Thus, it is only Medialab that applies to nocturnal studies now.

Exceptions
Some rooms are excluded and are not available to all students at the university.
– The exception applies to the following rooms: D423, D425, E204 and E204A and the rooms at the School of Textiles at the Textile Fashion Center, as these rooms have certain computer programs specific for students on certain study programmes, explains Cecilia Hallgren, Property Administrator at the university.

Also the rooms inside the library, J418 and J438, can only be booked by the library staff, as the library staff may need to book these rooms for teaching at short notice. However, there are two other computer rooms available for students in the library.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Are you interested in doing an internship abroad?

Are you interested in doing an internship during spring or summer 2015 in an European country?

You can receive a scholarship of 500 EUR/month for an internship at a company or an organization in Europe.
Apply for the Erasmus internship scholarship before 15 April 2015 for an internship during summer 2015.

More information is available on: www.hb.se/internship-abroad or e-mail to exchange@hb.se.


Do you need to renew your residence permit?

Do you need to renew your Swedish residence permit in the near future? This session aims at giving information on the extension process according to the rules and regulations of the Swedish Migration Board. Specific questions that cannot be answered during the information session will be followed up with the Migration Board and communicated to participants afterwards.

Time: 1 April, 4-5 pm 
Location: B341 
Registration:You do not have to register in advance.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

International Day Meeting 24 March

We are planning an International Day on 5 May 2015 to celebrate the cultural richness at the university.

We will start the day with an International Bazaar. In order to have a great variety of countries we are asking for your participation! A number of students have already signed up to represent their countries and if you are also interested please come to our first meeting or contact us.

You are welcome to contribute with performances like dancing, singing, playing traditional music, presenting typical fashion etc. Of course several students can get together to represent their home country or do performances together.

Good to know:
Per country you will receive a budget of max. 700 SEK to buy e.g. food and prerequisites for representing your country (receipts need to be returned to us afterwards for bookkeeping reasons). We hope that as many as possible will participate to make it an unforgettable event for all of us and to enrich the international student life in Borås!

Date: 24 March
Time: 4-5pm
Room: H301


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Improve your CV!

Have you ever had a "real job? Do you not have a completed degree? Do you not have hobbies that stand out? Relax, there is a job for everyone! But prepare yourself for the "job search". All CVs can be improved.
Meet our career counselor and get useful tips on how to improve your CV.

Date: 19 March
Time: 12.00-13.00
Room: B341

No prior registration required.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Networking and the Swedish labor market

Tomorrows workshop: 

If you are interested in pursuing a career in Sweden it is important that you have knowledge about the Swedish labor market. Finding a job can be difficult sometimes especially as a large number of jobs are never advertised. Personal networks of friends, relatives, colleagues and acquaintances can be a valuable alternative job search resource. In this session we will provide you with ideas on how to build up and use personal networks to find the job you are looking for. 

No registration is required.

Date: 3 March
Time: 12.00-13.00
Room: B341

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Wardrobe invites to a guided tour at their fashion library!

Learn more about the idea behind "The Wardrobe", a non-profit organisation, and get inspired to consume fashion in a more sustainable way!
You will also receive more information about the Wardrobe's monthly event called "Omskapa - Reshape" held at the Textile Museum.
 
Date: 5 March
Time: 4-5pm
Meeting point: Entrance hall of the Textile Fashion Center
Please sign up by e-mailing to internationalstudent@hb.se stating "The Wardrobe"
 
 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Join the workshop "Cultural learning when studying abroad"

When studying abroad you do not only gain knowledge about the subjects you are studying, but also about differences in culture. The aim of this workshop is to give you tools you can use to enhance your cultural learning, in order to maximize your study abroad and gain more competence in intercultural communication. The workshop includes practical exercises and discussions to help you reflect on the concept of culture, differences, communication and adaptation.
Date: 26 February 2015, 16-18
Room: H302

Registration is required.

Please follow the link to register online: Cultural Learning when studying abroad


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Start your own business with Drivhuset!

On 12 March Drivhuset is inviting you to a workshop on how to start your own company and what is necessary to think about in the application process.
You will also learn about how to create business ideas and models.

Date: 12 March
Time: 17:00-20:00
Location: Drivhuset's office, Textile Fashion Center
Address: Skaraborgsvägen 3A

Sign up here.

Last day to sign up: 11 March



Stay sustainable and change your wardrobe!


Friday, January 23, 2015

The new Ladokportalen has been launched!

Register for exams, see your results and apply for degree certificate. These are a few of the things you as a student can use the new Ladokportal for. 

The new Ladokportal, ladokportalen.hb.se, replaces the old system "My account" but also collects information from other systems.

In Ladokportalen you can:
- register for exams with your university identification number (T-number) or Personal Identification number)
- see your registrations and results
- cancel your admission to a course
- report an early course drop-out
- print a registration certificate  and transcript of records (also a national transcript)
- apply for a Degree Certificate and
- change your contact information.

Use your studentID and password to log on to ladokportalen.hb.se. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Train your networking skills for the upcoming labour market fair

On 29 January the annual labour market fair will take place at the University of Borås. Around 90 companies will be present to search for potential future employees and new contacts. Learn how to network and make a good impression on the companies of interest for you.

Time: 26 January, 12-1pm
Location: B341
Registration: You do not have to register in advance.

Read more about STARK-dagen:
http://www.hb.se/Student/Jobb-och-karriar/STARK-dagen/
http://www.hb.se/Student/Jobb-och-karriar/STARK-dagen/Anmalda-utstallare/

Prepare your CV for the Labour market fair - STARKdagen 2015

On 29 January the annual labour market fair will take place at the University of Borås. Around 90 companies will be present to search for potential future employees and new contacts.

Our career counsellor will give you ideas and information on how to improve your CV during this lunch workshop in order to be prepared and to make a good impression on the companies of interest for you.

Time: 23 January, 12-1pm
Location: B341
Registration: You do not have to register in advance.

Read more about STARKdagen:
http://www.hb.se/Student/Jobb-och-karriar/STARK-dagen/
http://www.hb.se/Student/Jobb-och-karriar/STARK-dagen/Anmalda-utstallare/

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Opening hours during Christmas and New Year

Dear students, 

These are the opening hours at the International Office during the Christmas holidays:

The International Office will be closed from 22-12-2014 to 02-01-2015 and on 06-01-2015.
These opening hours only apply to the Central International Office (B309), not to the departmental International Coordinators.

If you have any urgent inquiry the Student Centre might be able to help you.

Opening hours at the Student Centre during Christmas and New Year
December 23: 08:30-11:30
December 24 (Christmas Eve): Closed
December 25 (Christmas Day): Closed
December 26 (Boxing Day): Closed

December 29: 09:00-12:00
December 30: 09:00-12:00
December 31 (New Years Eve): Closed

January 1 (New Years Day): Closed
January 2: 09:00-12:00
January 5: 08:30-15:00
January 6: Closed

 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year wishes the International Office!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Are you leaving Borås?


The time to go home is fast approaching for many of you. While exams are likely to be on your minds would like to remind all students of a few tasks that need to be done before you go home.

1. Give notice to your landlord. If you do not give notice in advance you risk having to pay more rent, in some cases a couple of months worth of rent (check with your landlord how long the time of notice is, for AB Bostäder it is one month). So please contact your landlord as soon as possible to inform them you are planning on moving out. Don't forget to return your keys as well.
2. Return your access tag before leaving Borås. Please return your access tag. During opening hours you can leave it at the Student Centre.
3. Return your library books. Make sure to return any books you have borrowed.
4. Transcript of records, confirmation of studies, other documents. Do you have any documents you need printed or signed before you leave?


I hope you have had a good time at the University of Borås and we wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavors!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Health week at the University of Borås

The Student Union organizes again a week full of healthy activities and inspirations.
Get a massage, get inspiration on healthy food habits, do some relaxing exercises and much more...

Find the entire programme for next week here: HEALTH WEEK

source: colourbox



Friday, November 7, 2014

Swedish curiosities...

Swedes have dedicated many days to pastries or food. Today on November 7 it is "Kladdkakedagen" - chocolate mud cake day.

Chocolate mud cake is a Swedish specialty which you can find in any café and is preferably eaten with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

So if you are still searching for some inspiration for tonight's dessert search for chocolate mud cake recipes.

source: www.kokaihop.se

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Start your own business

On 27 November Drivhuset is inviting you to a workshop on how to start your own company and what is necessary to think about in the application process.
You will also learns about how to create business ideas and models.


Date: 27 November
Time: 17:00-20:00
Location: Drivhusets office, Textile Fashion Center
Address: Skaraborgsvägen 3A

Sign up here.

Last day to sign up: 25 November



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Think before you print!

The university has started to use a system to follow up on our individual printing habits and environmental impact.

Log in to papercut.hb.se with your university log in details and check your printing history, costs pending jobs as well as your environmental impact.

Think before you print!



Buy condoms at the Student Health Care!

Do you know that you can buy condoms on purchase price at the Student Health Care?

The student nurse´s office is open for students Monday-Thursday 9.30 -12.30 pm, room L538.
You need to pay in cash.

Protect yourself!


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Are you interested in doing an internship abroad?

If you are interested in doing an internship during spring or summer 2015 in an European country?


You can receive a scholarship of 500 EUR/month for an internship at a company or an organization in Europe.
Apply for the Erasmus internship scholarship before 15 November 2014 for an internship during spring 2015, before 15 April 2015 for an internship during summer 2015.

More information is available on: www.hb.se/internship-abroad or e-mail to exchange@hb.se.



Renew your residence permit!

Do you need to renew your Swedish residence permit in the near future? This session aims at giving information on the extension process according to the rules and regulations of the Swedish Migration Board. Specific questions that cannot be answered during the information session will be followed up with the Migration Board and communicated to participants afterwards.

Time: 4 November, 4-5 pm
Location: B341
Registration: You do not have to register in advance.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Career in Sweden - Prepare yourself for a successful “Swedish” job interview

Your personal brand can determine both your success in getting a job and the success of your future employer. How well do you know your own personal brand and professional reputation? And do you know how to market it? In this seminar these questions will be discussed. We will also provide you with ideas around what kind of questions employers usually ask, how you can make a good first impression on the interviewer and how to follow up.

Time: 21 October, 4-5.30 pm
Location: B341
Registration: You do not have to register in advance

Did you know that nutrition and study success are connected?



Are you looking for inspiration to cook healthy food and would you like to know how to cook healthy but cheap food? Join this workshop to get healthy food inspirations which will help you to better manage your studies! Our student nurse Anna-Lena Jingnäs will give you:

 - tips on how to manage your studies by eating healthy
 - tips on how to cook reasonably priced food

 Do you have specific questions regarding nutrition and healthy food habits please e-mail them to internationalstudent@hb.se before 23 October.

Time: 27 October, 2-4 pm
Room: H301
Registration: Registration required. Last day of registration is 23 October. Please note that the activity will be cancelled if the number of registered students is less than 6.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Fair trade fika

You are welcome to join this year's Fair trade fika on Thursday, 16 October at the University of Borås!

On 16 October the Fair trade Challenge will take place for the seventh time in a row. The campaign is organised by Fair trade Sweden and the idea is to spread information on Fair trade-labeled products. Fair trade is an independent product label which creates a platform for growers and employees to improve their working- and living conditions.


When: Thursday, 16 October
Time: 15.00
Place: outside the library and M3

Friday, October 3, 2014

Career in Sweden - Swedish Labor market and networking

If you are interested in pursuing a career in Sweden it is important that you have knowledge about the Swedish labor market. Finding a job can be difficult sometimes especially as a large number of jobs are never advertised. Personal networks of friends, relatives, colleagues and acquaintances can be a valuable alternative job search resource. In this session we will provide you with ideas on how to build up and use personal networks to find the job you are looking for.

Time: 8 October, 4.30-6pm
Location: B341

Registration: You do not have to register in advance.

Cinnamon Buns Day - 4 October

Do not forget to bake or buy lots of cinnamon buns tomorrow as it is "kanelbulledagen" - Cinnamon bun day on 4 October!
You can read more about this day here.



Wednesday, October 1, 2014

International Dinner

ESN is organising an international dinner for all students already this Sunday, 5 October 2014!

Would you like to try Italian pasta, Chinese rice, Polish dumplings and much more? And at the same time show off your cooking skills and share your culture's cuisine? Then do not hesitate and join the ESN International Dinner!

During the event you will have the chance to try food from many places in the world, since everything is prepared by you - international students! Bring some food from your country/culture and at the same time enjoy tastes from all over the world.

Date: 5 October
Time: 5pm
Place: Red Cafeteria, University of Borås

Join the event ESN International Dinner on Facebook or send an e-mail to info@esnboras.org.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Clothing swap day - 18 September!

CLOTHING SWAP DAY

Thursday, 18 september, 15.00-17.45
You are welcome to leave clothes you would like to swap at the University of Borås. For every clean and solid garment you will get a ticket (max. 7) for which you can get a new garment on the clothing swap day (there is still a chance to leave clothes on Friday). Clothes which do not qualify for swapping will be used in the universities research project and clothes which will not be swapped will be donated.

Where can you leave your clothes?:
Main university entrance, Allégatan 1
Library entrance - Järnvägsgatan 1
Entrance to Textile Fashion Center (Simonsland) - Skaraborgsvägen 3

Friday, 19 september, 
07.45 - 09.30 Hand in clothes you want to swap
12.00 - 15.00 Clothing swap

Short presentations
12.00 - 12.15 Presentation of exhibitors/companies (EcoFashion)
12.50 - 13.05 Interesting innovations within Smart Textiles (Erik Bresky, Science Park Borås)
13.20 - 13.45 Examples of companies with sustainable business ideas (Nanette Espinasse, Marketplace Borås)
14.00 - 14.15 Reuse & recycling of clothes & textiles (Karin Ekström, University of Borås)

For more information:
Jenny Ekström, climate coordinator
klimatkoordinator-vgr@hb.se
0737 - 47 34 94


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Albrechts restaurant and cafeteria open again after summer break

Albrechts restaurant and cafeteria at the University of Borås is open again after the summer break.


Stefan would like to welcome all students to new semester and informs that coffee will be included in the student price (for a lunch meal) as of this term at Albrechts restaurant at the University of Borås. 

You can find three lunch restaurants in the main building Balder and a cafeteria in the library building, Sandgärdet.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Midsummer celebrations in Borås

Celebrate Swedish Midsummer in Borås!

Tomorrow 20 June 2014 it is time again for the annual Midsummer celebration.

Here you can read about how it is usually celebrated. There will be (at least) two traditional Midsummer celebrations, with dancing around the maypole, in Borås. One in Ramnaparken and one in Almenäs, both starting around 1 pm. 
Tomorrow is not a public holiday but most people are off work, Midsummer's Day on Saturday however is a public holiday. Glad midsommar!

Midsummer celebration in Ramnaparken
Traditional dancing and games around the midsummer pole accompanied by lively folkmusic
13.30 dancing around the midsummer pole
15.00 folk dance performance of Borås Hembygdsgille
15.30 ancing around the midsummer pole

Midsummer celebration at Almenäs
Welcome to celebrate midsummer at Almenäs! Almenäs Kök & Café is open from 10.00-16.00
14.00 dancing around the midsummer pole






Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Don't miss to vote in the EU elections 22-25 May 2014!

Do you want to support the Erasmus programme?

Vote for a MEP - Member of European Parliament who is supporting Erasmus!

Find a list of MEPs helping Erasmus from your country here:
http://www.helperasmus.eu/


Monday, May 12, 2014

Before leaving Borås...

The time to go home is fast approaching for many of you. While exams are likely to be on your minds I would like to remind all students of a few tasks that need to be done before you go home.

1. Give notice to your landlord.
If you do not give notice in advance you risk having to pay more rent (check with your landlord how long the time of notice is, for AB Bostäder it is one month). So please contact your landlord as soon as possible to inform them you are planning on moving out. Don't forget to return your keys as well.

2. Return your access tag.
Please return your access tag. During opening hours you can leave it at the Student Centre.

3. Return your library books.
Make sure to return any books you have borrowed. Speak to the personnel at the information desk of the library to return your card.

4. Transcript of records, confirmation of studies, letters, other documents.
Do you have any documents you need printed or signed before you leave?

5. Fill out the survey for international students.
The survey is available at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9KFMYF2



Thursday, May 8, 2014

Protect Yourself


On Monday 12 May a local Healthcare Center, the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights (RFSL), the Student Health Care at the university and Borås hospital (SÄS) will be present in Balder distributing condoms, spreading information or answering questions.

Monica from the hospital's Reception for sexually transmitted diseases (STD) offers drop-in to take samples for chlamydia. She will be present at the premises of the Student Health Care (L5) on Monday between 10-15.00. Take your ID and do not pee two hours before your visit. 


For more information you can contact Ewa Carlsson-Lalloo at ewa.carlsson.lalloo@vgregion.se.

RFSL website  

STD website

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Become an international mentor!



Would you like to meet students from around the world, share your own student experiences and make new friends? We are looking for students who are eager to help new international students adjust to life and studies in Borås!

Sign up to be an international mentor or get more information by contacting internationalstudent@hb.se. Please inform us also if you are interested in a specific country or culture!



Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Are you interested in 3D-printing?



Drivhuset in cooperation with SKS (Svensk Konstsilke) is looking for creative students for their competition on 3D-printing, future products and business models held during the opening ceremony of the Textile Fashion Center 23-24 May.
Participants will receive all material needed for the competition as well as goodie bags from sponsors such as SVEA. 

Sign up alone or in a team of max 5 people!

More information and registration on: www.drivhuset.se/boras

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

International Coordinators have moved to new offices!

All international coordinators have moved to new offices close to the elevators on floor 3.

You can now find us here:

International Coordinator for incoming mobility -
Kristin Podssuweit - B309

International Coordinator for outgoing mobility -

Kristin Rådesjö - B311
Helena Gjertz - B313
Friederike Schöne - B315
Karl-Fredrik Ahlmark - B307 (until 9 May) 

B309

WELCOME!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Information session on extension of residence permit

Do you need to extend your Swedish residence permit in the near future? 

Next Wednesday (16 April) there will be an information session on the extension process according to the rules and regulations of the Swedish Migration Board. Specific questions that cannot be answered during the information session will be followed up with the Migration Board and communicated to course participants afterwards.

Time & place:
Wednesday 16 April
16.00 - 17.00
H503

www.sverigesradio.se

Monday, April 7, 2014

STORY - Strengthening the Training Opportunities for inteRnational Youth

One of the major challenges of today’s young graduates is the unsustainably high youth unemployment rate in many EU countries. At the same time, experience abroad and work experience are criteria highly valued by employers, thus learning mobility seems to be the key priority to improve the employability of young people.

The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is conducting the STORY (Strengthening the Training Opportunities for International Youth) project, an EU funded project that aims at improving the accessibility and quality of international traineeships, as well as at increasing the awareness on the existence of such opportunities for youth.

In order to achieve this, a research on the subject through online questionnaires is currently committed. STORY Survey 2014 will not only analyse the accessibility and quality of study and training mobility programmes but will also survey obstacles, especially the ones related to recognition, and expectations observed by the main actors involved in mobility for studies and traineeships (Students, Higher Education Institutions, National Agencies and Receiving Companies/Organisations).Through the analysis of the responses to the questionnaires, ESN will offer a more accurate and detailed representation of the obstacles and expectations of the main actors involved, and also offer some advice regarding best practices. In addition, supporting information will be disseminated through the project website (storyproject.eu).

Finally, STORY will contribute with an online platform ERASMUS INTERN which will provide an integrated market place that aims at bringing together training providers and individuals seeking a training opportunity abroad. This platform will enhance students' international opportunities on the European job market.

We believe that our work encourages mobility and improves the quality of exchanges of young people in Europe and beyond.

Do you want to contribute?
Questionnaire for Students


Find more information on our website and visit our Facebook page!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Workshop - CV and Interview

On Thursday 27 March 2014 there will be a new workshop at the UB with Career Councellor Susanne Håkansson in collaboration with International Student Services. In this workshop we will focus on how to write a CV and prepare for a job interview. The workshop is free and open for all international students at the University of Borås. The language will be English.

When? 27 March, 15:30-17:00.
Where? Room B341 (Balder building, close to the Student Centre).
Registration? Not needed, just be there on time.

Very Welcome!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Working in Sweden

Welcome to a workshop about work permits and career in Sweden!

If you are an international student at the University of Borås and interested in working in Sweden during your studies or after completing your studies, this is an opportunity for you to get more knowledge about the Swedish labor market, how to obtain a work permit and career possibilities. There will also be time for discussions and sharing experiences and thoughts with other students.

The workshop is led by Career Counsellor Susanne Håkansson and International Coordinator Malin Seljee.

When? Wednesday 12 March, 15:30-17:00.
Where? Room J418 at the University of Borås.

To participate, please register by sending an email with your Name and T-number to internationalstudent@hb.se before 12:00 on Wednesday (12 March).


Friday, February 28, 2014

Black night

During the "Black night" (Svart natt) at Kulturhuset (the culture center) in Borås there will be lots of things going on e.g. film screening, theater and concerts. Two bands will enter the stage, the Swedish feminist pop group Könsförädare (20:00), and synth music artist Henric de la Cour (21:00).

Tickets are available at Ticnet for 90 SEK.

Saturday 1 March
18:00-22:00
Kulturhuset

More information about the event is available at Borås Stads website, however only in Swedish.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Semla

In old times a semla was simply a bun, eaten soaked in hot milk. Today the semla is a delicious small wheat flour bun, flavoured with cardamom and filled with almond paste and whipped cream.

This traditional Swedish pastry can be found in almost every Swedish bakery and cafe from January to March, but the real day to eat a semla is on "fettisdagen" (Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday), the last celebratory feast before the Christian fasting period of Lent.

Fettisdagen this year happens on the 4th of March and while in Sweden, why not taste a semla then?!

If you want to learn how to bake you own semla, follow this link.



Start your own business

Drivhuset in Borås helps entrepreneurs to realize their ideas and to start their own business. They offer guidance and education in a creative environment.

Mars 20 Drivhuset will have an inspirational workshop about entrepreneurship and how you start your own business! 

Students at the University of Borås are welcome. According to Drivhuset the workshop suits both people with business ideas and people just interesting of knowing more about how it works.

Free of charge! Language English. 

If you want to participate in the workshop, register on Drivhusets website, where more information is also available. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Language Tandem Borås

Hablas español? Parlez-vous français? Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Talar du svenska?

TANDEM is a project led by ESN Borås to get people from different countries together to help one another learn new languages and improve their language skills. It's also a platform for Swedish and international students at the University of Borås to meet.

The idea is that you and your TANDEM language friend(s) connect on Facebook, and then you can meet each other whenever you like and practice languages together.

You can also join the several TANDEM gatherings that will be organized throughout the spring semester. There will be approximately one TANDEM get-together per month, each with a special theme. Next one will take place on Wednesday 26 February 18:00-21:00 at Brygghuset, Bryggaregatan 14 in Borås.

If you are interested in finding a language friend and to know more about up-coming TANDEM gatherings join the group "TANDEM Borås" on Facebook where events and information will be published regularly.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Dine out

During "the Restaurant Week" 17-21 February you have a great chance to try out the menu at a number of nice restaurant in Borås for a good price! A starter and a main course costs 200 SEK at the participating restaurants, which are:

Viskans Vinbar
Oliven
The Company
Passion
Brasseriet
SvenErik
Bara
Vinci
Köket
The Factory
Scandic Plaza
Bryggan

It is a good idea to make a reservation!

For more information about the Restaurant Week go to Restaurangveckan Boras on Facebook.