Pre-Christmas gathering at Norwegian Embassy
The annual Norwegian-Chinese student dinner was held in the Ambassador’s residence on Monday 9 December. Present were both Norwegian students studying in China, members of NorAlumni China as well as Norwegian Business School (BI) alumni in Beijing.
In his opening remarks Ambassador Svein Sæther, stressed the importance of cross-cultural exchange and asked the students to play a bigger role in promoting understanding among the young people between the two countries. The Counsellor of Science and Education at the Norwegian Embassy Mr. Thomas Hansteen encouraged the students to join the NorAlumni China network and the NorAlumni China group created in LinkedIn. The representative of the Association of Norwegian Students Abroad (ANSA), Mr. Emil Gjeset presented the organization.
The gathering provided an excellent opportunity to get to know new friends and meet old friends. Those Chinese students studied in Norway before highly appreciated this occasion for networking which brought back their sweet memory of Norway as they said. Everyone present was content about an evening well spent with nice people and nice food and it was everyone’s hope that there should be more of this kind of gathering in the future.