South Africa – Sweden University Forum

 Research and Innovation Week 6-10 May 2019


The South Africa-Sweden University Forum (SASUF) is a strategic internationalization project running between 2017-2020. This project aims to strengthen ties between South Africa and Sweden through research, education and innovation.

The upcoming Research and Innovation Week will be hosted on the 6-10th May 2019 in South Africa. During the course of this week there will be several Satellite Events taking place throughout South Africa in combination with the annual Research and Innovation Seminar.






Collaboration funding

A new call for applications will be launched on the 10th May 2019

Collaboration fundingTo strengthen collaboration between Sweden and South Africa in research, education and innovation the South Africa Sweden University Forum (SASUF) and the Department of Higher Education & Training (DHET) in South Africa is launching a call for short-term collaborative projects between researchers in the two countries.

The funds can be used for costs related to internationalization activities; for instance costs of stay and travel for those involved in the project. The funds can also be used for organizational costs for seminars/conferences with an international focus. Please note that the funds may not be used for salaries.

Call 1 Guidelines – Collaborative projects

Results of the first call for collaboration funding can be found below.

Selection Results: First call for collaboration funding

Statistics: SASUF First call Collaboration Funding statistics

Guide to other ways to fund collaboration between Sweden & South Africa:
Funding collaboration SE-SA

Research & Innovation week 2019

Program South Africa – Sweden Research & Innovation Week

Research & Innovation weekThe work of putting together an exciting program for next year has started.

Save the dates May 6-10. During the week there will be activities in research, education and innovation across South Africa, including the South Africa – Sweden Research Seminar at Stellenbosch University (May 8-10).

We expect almost 400 researchers from both countries to take part in the events in 2019.

Here on this page we will continuously present program items.

If you have any suggestions, please contact us by e-mail.