Farewell reception for Chevening 2021/2022 cohort

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Ambassador Ramin Navai offered a reception at the Embassy Residence to bid farewell to the Paraguayan Chevening scholars.

Group of twelve scholars and Ambassador Ramin Navai posing with the sign "I can't keep calm, I've been chosen for Chevening"

Chevening Scholars 2021/2022

The British Ambassador to Paraguay, Ramin Navai, hosted a reception on Thursday 9 September to bid farewell to the 2021/2022 cohort of Paraguayan Chevening scholars. After a selection process that started in August 2020, the future leaders and decision makers of Paraguay will head to the UK ready to start their masters’ degrees studies for the 2021-22 period.

The scholars will pursue a wide range of areas of studies, from neuroscience and neuropsychology to water resources management and cybersecurity. Some of their destinations include the University of Oxford in England, Cardiff University in Wales and the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

Chevening in Paraguay

Since the reopening of the Embassy in 2013, the number of scholars has increased thanks to agreements with partners such as BECAL – the local scholarships scheme – that allows more Paraguayans from all over the country to access the UK’s world-class higher education.

With this new cohort of 13 students, the number Chevening Alumni from Paraguay will rise to 157 in total. There Paraguayan professionals receive the best education in some of the UK’s finest higher education programmes.

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Complete list of 2021/2022 scholars

  1. Viviana María Brun Moreno – MSc Water Resources Management, University of Southampton
  2. María Paula Heisecke Cáceres – MPP Public Policy, University of Oxford
  3. María Asunción Rojas Morínigo – MSc Global Mental Health and Society, University of Edinburgh
  4. Eliana Noelia Valdez Lugo – MSc Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology, Birkbeck, University of London
  5. María Angélica Cristaldo Benítez – MSc Management and Implementation of Development Projects, University of Manchester
  6. Arturo Félix Fatecha León – MSc Cyber Security, King’s College London
  7. Maureen Magalí Montanía Ramírez – MSc Health and Clinical Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London
  8. Germán Emilio Barreto Montiel – MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, University of Exeter
  9. Giselle Corina Ramírez Rojas – MSc Innovation, Creativity and Leadership, City, University of London
  10. Gisselle Zarina Ayala Montenegro – MSc Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Cardiff University
  11. Eduardo Villordo Vinhas – MSc Finance with Risk Management, University of Bath
  12. Andrea Ferreira – MSc Media Psychology, University of Salford
  13. María Belén Jara Servín – MSc Economics, Banking and Finance, University of Glasgow

For more information on the Chevening program, visit chevening.org.

Published 15 September 2021