South Asian Student Associations in Sweden


The Pakistani Student Association (PSA) in Sweden(Pakistanska Studentkåren i Sverige) is a federation of fully autonomous, self-functioning associations in different cities of Sweden. Currently (February 2008) there are the following PSAs, each with their own website: Chalmers Islamiska Föreningen; PSA Blekinge (BTH); PSA Halmstad; PSA Linköping; PSA Lund; and PSA Stockholm. Besides, Pakistani students at Karlstad University and Umeå University co-ordinate their activities through mailing lists. The aim of PSA is to facilitate Pakistani students coming to universities in Sweden by providing practical information to the students and collaborating with relevant authorities; to play a role in promoting the culture of Pakistan and clearing misconceptions about it, by inviting people from other countries to our cultural events; and to promote awareness amongst the Pakistani students about the Swedish society by arranging information sessions.

Association of Indian students at Linköping (AISL) is a group of graduate students of Indian origin studying at the Linköping University, Sweden. The association aims to create a social network amongst the Indian community on campus and give them an opportunity to continue enjoying typically Indian customs and traditions, here in the Sweden. The website provides lots of useful information for Indian students coming to Sweden.

bangladeshstudent.jpgAssociation of Bangladeshi Students(ABS), based at Chalmers University of Technology and Gothenburg University. Established in 2003 to strengthen Sweden-Bangladesh educational and cultural network and to explore scholarship/funding opportunities for Bangladeshi students. ASB also publishes a newsletter.
A celebration of the Bengali New Year 1415 was held in Gothenburg on Sunday 4 May 2008. For the fourth year in a row it was organised by ABS. It included a cultural programme with songs and dance performances. The Honorable Ambassador of Bangladesh in Scandinavia, Mr. Muhammad Azizul Haque, held a speech, and a traditional Bangladeshi dinner was served. Venue: Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg. 
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