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The South Africa-Sweden University Forum (SASUF) is a strategic internationalization project running from 2017-2020 with the overall aim of strengthening ties between Sweden and South Africa in research, education and innovation. SASUF is a collaboration between 30 universities in Sweden & South Africa together with embassies, civil society organizations, funding agencies & ministries in both countries.

During 2017-2020 SASUF will:

  • Bring together researchers from Sweden & South Africa in seminars, exchanges & projects
  • Create innovative ways to approach internationalization & utilize the power of digital tools in international collaboration
  • Connect researchers with funding agencies, industry, ministries & surrounding society in working towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

SASUF has a budget of 18 000 000 SEK and is funded by STINT (Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education), the Swedish universities, the National Research Foundation and the Department of Higher Education & Training in South Africa.

Participating Researchers:
Professor Per Assmo, University West (Steering Committee Member and Co-ordinator)
Academic staff from all universities in South Africa.

Participating universities from Sweden:

  •  Göteborg University
  •  Uppsala University
  •  Lund University
  •  Malmö University
  •  Karlstad University
  •  Luleå University

Collaboration Partners:
Public institutions and NGO’s in Sweden and South Africa

External Funding:
STINT, Department for Higher Education (South Africa), National Research Foundation (NRF) South Africa. 

Time Frame:
2017 - 2020

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