Joycelyn Laryea is the Global Swede at Dalarna University

This year 19 excellent international students will be celebrated in an online ceremony on May 28th and Dalarna University proudly presents Joycelyn Laryea as our Global Swede.

Joycelyn was nominated with the following motivation:

"Even before coming to Sweden, Joycelyn Laryea was an ambassador for Dalarna. Since August, she has built relationships with peers, staff and local businesses, while experiencing aspects of traditional Swedish life such as hiking, eating horse sausage and sharing fika. Combining local outreach with cloud-computing and problem-solving skills, Joycelyn’s thesis aims to develop an Automatic Speech Recognition System in Somali to reduce maternal mortality. We are proud to call her a Global Swede."

Listen to Joycelyn present herselfe and her driving forces:


About Global Swede

The Global Swede award is awarded to active, committed and enthusiastic students who are excellent in areas closely related to innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship and shown that they are good representatives of their own country as well as Sweden.

This year is not only the tenth-year jubilee of the Global Swede award, it´s also the first time the ceremony is conducted digitally.


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