International student nominated to Global Swede


Tsimafei Padvitski, a bioinformatics master student at the University of Skövde has been nominated as Global Swede and will be rewarded at an official diploma ceremony hosted by representatives from the Swedish Government held in Stockholm in May.

Each year the University of Skövde nominates an international student as Global Swede. This year, that student is Tsimafei Padvitski, an international bioinformatics master student from Belarus. The Global Swede will function as a link between Sweden and his home country and becomes a valuable representative for both the University of Skövde and Sweden. An official diploma ceremony hosted by representatives from the Swedish Government is held in Stockholm in May.

"Tim Padvitski is an outstanding student in the Master's Programme of Bioinformatics at the University of Skövde. He has excellent academic results coupled with a high level of social competence and high ambitions. He has shown great interest in all courses, excellent knowledge and contributed positively to the programme throughout his studies. He is a good ambassador for our University and has a winning personality, which makes him appreciated among fellow students and teachers", says Dan Lundh, programme director of the Bioinformatics Master's Programme.

The Global Swede will hopefully become an important connection for Swedish trade and industry in the future. The nominated student from the University of Skövde, as well as Global Swede nominees from other universities, will be invited to an official ceremony in Stockholm to receive the Global Swede diploma. The Minister of Enterprise and Innovation, Mikael Damberg, will be handing out the diplomas, and the Ambassadors from the countries where the Global Swedes are from are also invited.