Saturday, December 16, 2017

UrFU students, staff to celebrate Days of Sweden in February

Ural Federal University's students and staff will be participating in February Days of Sweden--a month-long celebration of Swedish culture.

Held on UrFU's campus, February Days of Sweden will feature a film festival, jazz concerts, a lecture series and art exhibitions showcasing cultural contributions made by Swedish natives. During the event, UrFU will be visited by Morten Frankbyu, the cultural counselor of the Swedish embassy in Russia.

"I am very happy to meet with the Rector Viktor Koksharov," Frankbyu said. "I saw a willingness to cooperate, and interaction with the outside world."

UrFU Rector Viktor Koksharov said he hopes that February Days of Sweden will enhance the university's visibility to prospective international students. Koksharov further hopes to develop student exchange programs with universities in Sweden.