Indian Student Soumya Ahuja Awarded Diploma as Global Swede by Sweden’s Minister for EU Affairs & Trade at Stockholm, Sweden


Bengaluru, May 2017: Soumya Ahuja, a student of S.P. Mandali’s Prin L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (WeSchool), has been awarded diploma in Business Design and Innovation at ‘The Global Swede Ceremony’ at the hands of the Sweden’s Minister for EU Affairs and Trade, Ms Ann Linde, at Stockholm, Sweden recently. Soumya representing WeSchool at Mälardalen University, Sweden, was on a one year student exchange program under Linnaeus-Palme scholarship, among the first of other scholars . She has been one of the international students receiving the prestigious award.

The award ceremony was hosted by the Swedish Ministry of EU affairs and trade to honor graduate and post graduate students enrolled at various Swedish Universities for excelling in areas of innovation and entrepreneurship. As addressed at the ceremony it is a way to express their appreciation for tomorrow’s innovators and entrepreneurs.

As a student on the Linnaeus-Palme scholarship in the Master’s programme, Innovation and Design, Soumya Ahuja has been an active and engaged student who has demonstrated proof of talent and academic excellence. She has impressed teachers with the ability to evolve in her studies, and together with her fellow students to broaden her way to learn and interact.

Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, WeSchool, said “The present times require professionals to chart their career across geographies. It has become imperative for aspiring professionals to gain exposure in an international market alongside peers of other nationalities. WeSchool is pleased to see Soumya’s work appreciated as a valuable contribution to Sweden. Soumya Ahuja has been a student with immense passion to know more. The WeSchool faculty and I are proud to have her represent WeSchool on a Swedish Campus.”

An elated Soumya said, “As a part of Linnaeus-Palme scholarship, WeSchool has given me an opportunity to discover my potential. I always wanted to experience international work culture and managed to collaborate with a few companies in their ongoing projects, therefore, encountering innovative ways and strategies which helped me learn in real time. This excellent learning experience in Sweden, has most of all, given me an eye for varied cross cultural perspectives.”
Soumya Ahuja is currently pursuing her PGDM in Business Design & Innovation at WeSchool, Bengaluru Campus.

Linnaeus-Palme, a Swedish exchange programme is a collaboration between S.P. Mandali’s WeSchool, India and Mälardalen University (MDH), Sweden. It offers participating students an opportunity to showcase their talent through innovation and design thinking in keeping with the global trends. The program also provides a basis for broader partnerships between Sweden and India.