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LU's africa cooperation

SANORD Conference 11-13 September 2019 in Botswana

LU will participate in the SANORD Conference 2019 at the University of Botswana on 11-13 September.

2nd SASUF Research and Innovation Week in South Africa 6-10 May 2019

The SASUF project will arrange a research and Innovation week in South Africa 6-10 May 2019, and 16 researchers from Lund University have been nominated. About 250 participants from Sweden and as many from South Africa are expected to discuss the UN's sustainable development goals within the following 6 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

What is SASUF?
SASUF (South Africa Sweden University Forum) is a cooperation project between universities, organisations and authorities in Sweden and South Africa. LU is a partner together with 12 Swedish and 23 South African universities. Researchers, companies, research funding and authorities are provided opportunities for cooperation to strengthen existing relationships and establish new partnerships. A third Research and Innovation Weekwill be arranged in Sweden in 2020.

Researchers who participate in the second Research and Innovation Week will be eligible to apply for seed funding (SEK 100,000) together with South African partners with the purpose to develop contacts established during the research and innovation week.

Read more about SASUF

Visit the SASUF website

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