American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) promotes international understanding through educational and cultural exchange between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

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Founded in 1910 by Danish-American industrialist Niels Poulson, the ASF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization that carries on an extensive program of fellowships, grants, trainee placement, publishing, membership offerings, and cultural activities. It is headquartered in New York City and has alumni, donors and associate members worldwide. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees of individuals from the United States and Scandinavia, representing diverse interests yet linked by personal or professional ties to the Scandinavian countries. The five Nordic Heads of State serve as the organization's Patrons.

Scandinavia House - The Nordic Center in America

The American-Scandinavian Foundation operates Scandinavia House - The Nordic Center in America. Located at 58 Park Avenue, between 37th and 38th streets in midtown Manhattan, it is close to many of New York City's other cultural, business and transportation facilities. Scandinavia House contains an auditorium, exhibition galleries, meeting and reception rooms, a library, a book/gift shop and a cafe in an eight-story building of over 28,000 square feet. Scandinavia House was designed by Polshek & Partners, Architects, with Barney Skanska as Construction Manager. The mission of Scandinavia House is to promote the Nordic region as a whole while increasing the visibility of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden in New York City and the United States.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

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