Published: 17-05-2017 15:19 | Updated: 22-05-2017 09:29

KI student presented with Global Swede award

Adina Khamitova, master’s student of Public Health Sciences at KI, has been honoured with the accolade Global Swede, which is awarded by the government and the Swedish Institute to international university students in Sweden for outstanding achievements in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Adina Khamitova has combined her studies with the establishment of a Swedish-Kazakhstani partnership to give people in her home region access to clean water using a Swedish innovation.

“Many of the global challenges we’re currently facing require a broad partnership,” says Minister of EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde, who presented Adina Khamitova with the award at a ceremony at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. “Not only do overseas students bring new knowledge and perspectives, but they are also a vital resource for building bridges between Sweden and the outside world.”