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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 ( 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