Lund University is a member of the SASUF-project (South Africa Sweden University Forum), together with 12 other Swedish and 23 South African universities. SASUF is coordinated by Uppsala University and is a cooperation project between universities, organisations and authorities in Sweden and South Africa. Funding comes from STINT, South African National Research Foundation (NRF) and Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). Swedish universities co-finance the project.
In the years of 2018-2020, researchers, companies, research funding agencies and authorities from Sweden and South Africa will offer opportunities for different forms of cooperation to strengthen existing relations between the two countries and establish new forms of sustainable cooperation with particular focus on younger researchers.
2nd Research and Innovation Week in South Africa 6-10 May 2019
On 6-10 May 2019, the SASUF project organises the second Research and Innovation Week in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
LU researchers interested in participating in the SASUF week have to submit a Letter of Interest no later than 30 October. Emerging researchers can apply for travel grants.
All LU researchers are welcome to submit a Letter of Interest for participation in the Research and Innovation Week. Researchers with a PhD degree from 2008 or later can apply for a travel allowance of up to SEK 20,000. If you are interested in attending the Research and Innovation Week, but not applying for travel contributions, you still need to report your interest by sending an email to Pär Svensson at par [dot] svensson [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se by 30 October.
Researchers at Lund University who participate in the SASUF week can afterwards apply for funding for collaborative projects (max. SEK 100,000) to develop contacts with South African researchers.
During the week, approximately 400 researchers from Sweden and South Africa are expected to participate and discuss the UN's sustainable development goals within the following 6 defined areas:
- Climate change, natural resources and sustainability
- Education for a Sustainable Society
- Social transformation through change: Development strategies for society
- Understanding the burden of disease in Sweden and South Africa
- Urbanisation and cities in the 21st Century
- Digital technologies, big data and cybersecurity
The project has an ambition to share activities and results with many universities in South Africa. Therefore, during the second research and innovation week, a number of so-called satellite activities will be arranged throughout South Africa. Participation in satellite activities is linked to participation in the core conference in Stellenbosch.
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