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
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 Challengewill 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.
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
Registration: You do not have
to register in advance.
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
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
0737 - 47 34 94
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.
Tomorrow 20 June 2014 it is time again for the annual Midsummer
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
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
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.
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.
Return your access tag.
return your access tag. During opening hours you can leave it at the Student
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.
Transcript of records, confirmation of studies, letters, other documents.
Do you have
any documents you need printed or signed before you leave?
Fill out the survey for international students.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please inform us also if you are interested in a specific country or culture!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 andprepare 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.
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 email@example.com before 12:00 on Wednesday (12 March).
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).
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.
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.
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:
6 February Study Counsellor Anna-Karin Josefsson will lead a free workshop
about Study Skills. The workshop will be in English and is directed to
international students at the University of Borås. There are 30 places and all you have
to do to join is sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Monday 3 February and
register your interest to participate.
STARK-dagen is an annual job fair at the University of Borås. This year it will take place on January 30! The job fair will give you as a student the opportunity to make contacts for summer jobs, thesis, internship or maybe a permanent job. Read more here.
Are you interested in improving your CV and in getting more information about STARK-dagen? Take the chance to meet the university Career Counsellor Susanne Håkansson before the fair! Click here for more information.
Ulricehamn Ski Centre is a popular Skiing destination in the south of Sweden, located only an hour from Borås with bus. Ulricehamn Ski centre has seven slopes and one snowboard park. The Ski Centre opens when it starts to get cold and snowy.
A one day ski card costs 280 SEK and a half day costs 240 SEK. On Wednesday they have a special prize 120 SEK for the afternoon/evening. If you are a beginner you can buy a one hour ski lesson for 450 SEK, or 270 SEK/person if you are a couple or 233 SEK if you are a group of three. Down hill skiing/snowboard equipment can be rented at the Ski Centre, 240/280 SEK for a half day or 280/300 SEK for a whole day.
On Thursday December 19 there will be a winter concert in Borås City at "Stora Torget". On stage you find Myrås Gospel choir19.00 and The Borås band State of Drama20.00. The concert is free and open for everyone.
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
The survey is for students who started their studies at the University of Borås in September 2013. We appreciate a lot if you take a few minutes to answer this survey which is available here.
OBS. If you want to extend your residence permit, you can find information at Migrationsverket.
The Swedish tradition Lucia is a truly enchanting experience! The 400-year old tradition of the ‘queen of light’, St. Lucia, is celebrated the 13th of December with concerts and processions all over Sweden. On St. Lucia’s day you will see girls emerge from the darkness and gently silence the crowds with a procession of light and beautiful songs. Dressed as Lucia’s maidens, in flowing white gowns, each girl holds a candle and wears a wreath of glowing candles in her hair.
On Friday 13th of December the University of Borås invites all staff and international students to a Lucia-celebration where you can listen to Borås Lucia Choir and taste traditional Swedish saffron buns.
If you want to come to the Lucia celebration you must register in advance!The registration is binding. Register by sending an email with your full name to email@example.com before December 10. The celebration takes place in the "green restaurant" in Balder and starts at 07:15. Be there on time.
Career Counsellor Susanne Håkansson at the University of Borås leads a number of interesting seminars during the remaining part of the autumn semester. If you are interested in the Swedish labor market and in finding a job, these seminars could guide you in the right direction. No pre registration is necessary. Welcome!
13 nov 15-17 J418 Career in Sweden - Personal BrandingCANCELLED
20 nov 15-17 J418 Career in Sweden - Improve your CV (Please note - new date and room)
21 nov 15-17 B341
25 nov 15-17 J418 Career in Sweden - The recruitment process
12 dec 12-13 J418 Improve your CV
23 jan 12-13 M506 Improve your CV and get prepared for the annual labor market fair - Starkdagen.
The Lights in Alingsås project started year 2000 when students from the School of Design and Art at the University of Gothenburg gathered in Alingsås to try different light installations on public buildings. Lights in Alingsås quickly became popular among the inhabitants and is today a unique light event which attracts light designers and visitors from near and far! The latest years there have been around 80.000 visitors at the event each year. If you like to experience the Lights in Alingsås take buss 550 from Borås Resecentrum and you'll arrive in Alingsås in 50 minutes. Last day is Nov 3.
You can either walk between the light installations yourself or join a guided tour. Public guided light tours starts at 18.45, 19.15 and 19.30. Tickets cost 80 SEK/person and can be bought at Ljuskansliet Estrad Alingsås, until the start of the tour.
On November 1st it is All saints' day. All Saints day was originally introduced to remember the saints of the church who had no day of their own. Nowadays it is a day of reflection and many swedes are lightning candles on family graves. It can be very beautiful to visit a graveyard in the evening to see the countless points of light from the candles and lanterns. Obs. All saints day is not a public holiday. (Sorry for previously writing that it is, it was a mistake)
Tuesday and Wednesday this week, there will be an international conference on technology and developing countries at Högskolan i Borås. We have gathered twenty-five speakers from sixteen countries, making this one of the biggest events on clean technology in Sweden this year. The conference starts at lunchtime on Tuesday and continues until Wednesday evening.
As an international student or researcher, you are particularly welcome to this event. All speeches are in English. You don't have to pay anything to attend the conference (apart from the conference dinner if you attend it).
The conference is organized by the non-profit organization OTEC Africa, by the School of Business and IT at the University of Borås in Sweden, and by Runde Environmental Center in Norway. The purpose of the event is to work for a sustainable future in the world in general and in Africa in particular.
Please read more about the conference here.
Register for the Conference here
The International Bazaar Nov 13 is cancelled. Too few students confirmed their participation in the event and time is now running short. Hopefully there will be a new chance for the Bazaar in the future.