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Participate at a Forum in South Africa!

Possibility for researchers at Uppsala University to participate in South Africa – Sweden Research & Innovation week in May 2018.

The South Africa – Sweden University Forum (SASUF) is a forum funded by STINT, the South African National Research Foundation, the South African Department of Higher Education and co-funded by partner universities. The forum brings together 7 Swedish and 23 South African universities to develop research collaborations and support emerging researchers.
The first event of the forum will be held in Pretoria, South Africa from 14-18 May 2018. This Research and Innovation week will include 6 parallel research seminars on the following themes:

Theme 1: Climate change, natural resources and sustainability.

Theme 2: Transforming Higher Education Curricula: the nexus between academia and society.

Theme 3: Social transformation through change: Knowledge and social development strategies for society.

Theme 4: Understanding the burden of disease in Sweden and South Africa and its impact on the health systems of the two countries in the future.

Theme 5: Urbanisation and cities in the 21st century.

Theme 6: Digital technologies, big data, and cybersecurity.

The week will also include outreach and innovation events. Uppsala University will bring a delegation of researchers to South Africa, led by Vice-Chancellor Prof. Eva Åkesson.

If you are interested in presenting your research under one of these themes and would like to initiate a research collaboration in South Africa, please send the following information to Ashleigh Harris (ashleigh.harris@engelska.uu.se) by no later than 25 January 2018:

We need:

(1) a short motivation to why your research area is relevant to one of the themes,

(2) any ongoing collaboration with South Africa,

(3) a short CV.

Successful candidates will have their flights and accommodation covered up to the amount of 18 000 SEK.

For more information about the forum and the themes, please see www.sasuf.org