The Global Swede Ceremony is one of a kind! The objective is to promote Swedish export globally by making valuable contacts with highly successful foreign students registered at Swedish Universities and to engage the students to become Swedish ambassadors. The result of the ceremony is a longstanding relationship which rewards the Swedish foreign export and the Swedish Industry. The acknowledgement is given to students who have excelled within innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. This was the sixth time the ceremony was held and the year 2016 Global Swede Ceremony SLU student was given to the PhD student Philip Kofi Adom for his thesis. CERE is happy for Philips’ achievements and is grateful to be part of the network.

26492605723 f2d8d2294e zPhilip was nominated by SLU with the following text: Philip Kofi Adom from Ghana finished his PhD thesis in record time, 1.5 years. Philip’s research combine methods and study areas in an innovative way, focusing on how to secure energy systems while balancing environmental quality and economic development. Contrary to common belief, Philip’s research show that goals of economic development and environmental quality are not mutually exclusive, and his findings about how important regulatory framework, institutions and infrastructure are to avoid countries being caught in an energy inefficient trap might affect political development worldwide. With his impressive focus, reflectiveness and dedicated work, Philip is a role model for all students, and an outstanding representative for SLU and Sweden.

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State Secretary Oscar Stenström with Philip Kofi Adom.
Photo Karin Nylund
Global Swede ceremony 2016