South Africa-Sweden University Forum (SASUF)

SASUF 2030 is a strategic internationalisation project uniting 38 universities from Sweden and South Africa. Bringing together researchers, teachers, students, university leaders and other stakeholders, the project will develop joint solutions to the challenges posed by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2030.

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The South Africa-Sweden University Forum (SASUF) is a strategic internationalisation project with the overall aim of strengthening ties between Sweden and South Africa in research, education and innovation. Logo collaborations SASUF Photo: logo

With the momentum built between Sweden and South Africa over the past few years, SASUF 2030 will pilot new ways of working with strategic internationalisation. In addition to the broad range of activities already successfully proven in our initial collaboration between 2018-2020, SASUF 2030 will introduce new tools such as grants to develop virtual exchange, the inclusion of students in all aspects of the partnership and a new, interactive format for bilateral research seminars.

38 partner universities

SASUF 2030 is coordinated by Uppsala University. Karolinska Institutet joined SASUF in September 2018. SASUF is funded by the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT), as well as by the 38 partner universities themselves.

More information about activities that are coming up will be presented later.

Follow SASUF2030 on facebook for updates.

Funding opportunities for collaboration between South Africa and Sweden

 https://www.sasuf.org/funding-opportunities

Collaboration seed funding

Research and innovation weeks

  • 19-23 September 2022 Virtual Research and Innovation Week: SASUF Goes Digital 2nd Edition
  • 27-31 March 2023 Research and Innovation Week in South Africa (location is TBD)
  • May 2024 (dates are TBD) Research and Innovation Week in Sweden

SASUF Student Network

Student involvement is an important part of SASUF 2030. Read more about student activity within SASUF.

Join the SASUF Student Network Facebook Group

Contacts at KI

For questions, please contact project manager for Karolinska Institutet's participation in SASUF: