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Programme South Africa - Sweden Research and Innovation Week 2019 - May 6-10
  • Satellite events (May 6-8) (Across South Africa)
  • South Africa Sweden Research Seminar & Leadership Summit (May-8-10) (Stellenbosch University)
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Thursday, May 2
 

09:00

Situation analysis of e-health and health SDG 3 in Kwa-Zulu Natal
SITUATION ANALYSIS E HEALTH AND SDG 3 SEMINARS – AS PER THE SASUF PROPOSAL

Presentations, Discussions & Review of Preliminary data from the E Health Project, with specific reference to the webDHIS and HPRN.
PURPOSE, AIMS & OBJECTIVES OF SATELLITE EVENT
The overall aim of the Project is to develop a collaborative research, education and training programme among the participating institutions to investigate the Burden of diseases in the respective countries to enhance the monitoring and evaluation of the target indicators of SDG 3 & 4; and to promote internationalization.
PROGRAMME
Day 1: Thursday 2nd May 2019
This Session would include some of the following topics/ Presentations / Inputs and Small Group discussions.
SESSION I : 9 – 12:30PM
  • Introduction & Welcome to the DUT FOHS E Health, Epidemiology & Burden of Diseases in SA Thematic Research Focus Area (RFA) - Prof Sibiya
  • Overview of the E Governance in KZN /SA Dr S Thakur
  • Overview of Burden of Diseases and SDG 3 in Sweden - Prof Ostergren
  • Epidemiological Data Trends Analysis from DHIS SA & Sweden – prof Mats Malqvist, Upsala University
  • Overview of E health in SA Prof Jinabhai
SESSION II: 1:30 – 4:00PM
BREAKAWAY - SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS
Participants will explore each of the Objectives listed above.
SESSION III: Friday 3rd May 2019 - 9 – 10:30pm
Presentation of an Overview of the KZN DOH webDHIS & HPRN DATA – Ms N Moodley
SESSION IV: 11 – 12:30PM
Epidemiological & Demographic Trends in the Swedish Context – Prof Ostergren / Malqvist
SESSION V: 1:30 - 3:30PM
BREAKAWAY GROUPS EXAMINING THE SA & SWEDISH DATA SETS
Plenary Report Back
Summary, Conclusion & Way forward.

Keywords: Epidemiology, E Health, Big Data analytics, DHIS
Venue: Durban University of Technology
Contact details: Prof Jinabhai n.jinabhai@gmail.com +27827740836


Thursday May 2, 2019 09:00 - Friday May 3, 2019 15:30
Durban
 
Friday, May 3
 

13:00

New Crystallization Methods for Resource Recovery
The aim of the seminar is to present and discuss new crystallization techniques applied to
resource recovery. Researchers from the University of Cape Town and from KTH Royal
Institute of Technology will outline the potential benefits and challenges of antisolvent
precipitation and eutectic freeze crystallization. Industry representatives will be invited to
present current challenges related to resource management, e.g. connected to water
scarsity and critical raw materials. The seminar will end with a panel discussion. The
organizers welcome people from academia, industry and the general public.

Keywords: Crystallization, precipitation, critical raw materials, water.
Venue: University of Cape Town
Contact details: Alison Lewis, Alison.lewis@uct.ac.za, +27 21 650 2701 / +27 21 650 4583 

Friday May 3, 2019 13:00 - 16:00
Cape Town
 
Sunday, May 5
 

08:00

Visit to Sterkfontein caves
The purpose of this field trip is to visit the Sterkfontein caves, which is also known as the Cradle of Humankind. In 2000, it was declared as a World Heritage Site. In the light of the SASUF theme 1 (climate change, natural resources and sustainability) we will learn and discuss about the human evolution and its effect on planet Earth.

To attend the Workshops on climate change  (see links below) or the visit to the Sterkfontein cave, please write to Rasheed.Adeleke@nwu.ac.za at the latest by 30th April 2019.

Linked to workshops taking place on May 6 & 7:
https://sasuf.sched.com/event/L7iD/microbial-diversity-and-biotechnology-for-a-sustainable-future
https://sasuf.sched.com/event/OFgD/sustainable-plant-soil-and-arthropod-management-towards-a-safe-productive-and-diverse-biosphere

Departure from Pretoria: 08h00; Cave visit: 09h00 to 13h00, Departure time from Johannesburg: 14h00

Contact information:

Rasheed Adeleke, Associate Professor, Unit for Environmental Science and Management, NWU, South Africa, Rasheed.Adeleke@nwu.ac.za, +27 (0)18 299 2495.


Sunday May 5, 2019 08:00 - 14:00
Johannesburg

10:00

Siphila Ka-nje! This is how we live!’ cultural and game tour
Siphila Ka-nje! This is how we live!’ cultural and game tour
optional, for cost of the trip enquire to Dr Evans

Venue: Richards Bay Science Centre, University of Zululand
Contact details: Neil Davies Evans, EvansN@unizulu.ac.za, 0359026169, 0829362370


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:00 - 17:00
Richards Bay

12:00

The voices of local communities: What should be the Agenda for the Radical Transformation of Local-Based-Economy ? “Sithi azibuyele emasisweni sivusele inqolobane yesizwe”
Day one: Experience kwaZulu-Natal (South African) culture:
o There will be a “pop-up flee market” Ubuhle beZululand Festival - for selling of local produced products: Food show, Live traditional music, Arts & craft Exhibition (optional)

Time : 12:00 pm till late

Day Two: Colloqium – presentations and disussions around local-based economy . Communities are indirectly excluded in discussion platforms such as colloquiums and conferences as they are usually represented as ‘case studies’ where their experiences are secondary reported as research findings and in government roundtables they are regarded as ‘beneficiaries’. There are limited platforms that offer communities to speak their mind, report their own challenges and or be given a chance to develop plans/interventions that genuinely originate from sharing their experiences, and reporting their social, economic & gender injustices. The primary purpose of the colloquium is to bring together primary stakehoders involved in transforming local-based economy to listen to the grassroot level dynamics.

Keywords: unheard voices, social justice, bottom-up approach, transformation, economy  
Venue: University of Zululand, Richards Bay, Science centre and the Sports Ground
Contact details: Prof Unathi Kolanisi, kolanisiU@unizulu.ac.za, 035 902 6003

Sunday May 5, 2019 12:00 - Monday May 6, 2019 15:30
Richards Bay
 
Monday, May 6
 

08:30

The burden of disease due to antimicrobial resistance
Antimicrobial resistance poses a potential threat to global public health due to challenges that are associated with biomedical and economic aspects. It is important to understand the issue of antimicrobial resistance from different fronts, which include: i. the burden of disease ii. one health aspects; iii. Epidemiological aspects of antimicrbial resistance; and iv. solutions to curb antimicrobial resistance. There is limited information about the burden of disease associated with antimicrobial resistance, particularly in Africa. The aim of this event is to invoke debate about the field of antimicrobial resistance and to share experiences that will lead to advancement of knowledge.

Proposed venue: University of Zululand Science Centre (main event)
Suggested date: 5 May to 6 May 2019
(5 May 2019 – pre-event festival (optional): Experience our culture
(6 May 2019 – Main event)
Suggested time/duration: 1 day main event and 1 day pre-event festival (optional)

Venue: Richards Bay Science Centre, University of Zululand
Keywords: burden of disease; antimicrobial resistance, one health, epidemiology, curbing antimicrobial resistance
Contact details: Prof. Evelyn Madoroba, MadorobaE@unizulu.ac.za

Monday May 6, 2019 08:30 - 15:30
Richards Bay

08:30

South Africa-Sweden University Forum (SASUF) UNIZULU Colloquium
The fourth industrial revolution (4IR) refers to a set of highly disruptive technologies which are blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres, collectively referred to as cyber-physical systems. Technologies such as cognitive computing, cloud computing, the internet of things, big data, augmented/virtual reality, 3D systems, artificial intelligence and power supply are transforming social, economic and political systems and putting huge pressure on leaders and policy-makers to respond. However, there are challenges inherent in the 4IR including job losses and disruption, ignoring decolonization and the potential for non-on-inclusive growth has the potential to increase social instability within countries.

Venue: Richards Bay Science Centre, University of Zululand
Contact details: Neil Davies Evans, EvansN@unizulu.ac.za, 0359026169/ 0829362370

Monday May 6, 2019 08:30 - 15:30
Richards Bay

08:30

Biotechnology at the cross-Road: Innovations and capacity development at the service of rural and developed communities
The idea of the workshop is to showcase innovations in relation to biotechnology taking place at the University in different fields. From water purification to novel treatment, energy generation, Food technology and Diagnostics. The workshop will cut across many themes indicated above particularly theme 1, 2 and 4. Capacity development is also an essential part of the workshop to show how students participate in the different processes of knowledge creation and application. It is expected that at least 6 to 8 abstracts can be submitted and presented by researchers from the different Departments of the University of Venda. Efforts will be made to involve researchers from the University of Limpopo as well as the Limpopo Premier office from Polokwane.


Keywords: Biotechnology, innovation, Water purification, Novel treatments (Drug development), Medicinal plants, Capacity development, rights and humanity.
Venue: University of Venda Research Conference Centre
Contact details: Dr Segun Obadire OS, segun.obadire@univen.ac.za, +27159628409

Monday May 6, 2019 08:30 - Tuesday May 7, 2019 16:30
Limpopo

09:00

Migration, Mobility and Ubuntu: Everyday Social Work Practice

Purpose is to expose under and post-graduate students to cross-cultural exchange and learn about incidents, prevalence and impact of domestic and/or international migration and mobility for Everyday Social Work Practice and develop a plan to educate intergeneration service users in Sweden and South Africa, while developing Migration and Ubuntu Master degree program MA (MU) collaboration by faculty from both countries is the envisaged long-term outcome/output.

Keywords: Migration, Mobility, Ubuntu, Knowing, Everyday Social Work Practice.
Venue: University of Venda, Social Work Department, School of Human and Social Sciences, Limpopo
Contact details: Cynthia M. Mothamaha Phiri, Cynthia.Phiri@univen.ac.za, Cynthia.mothamaha_phiri@soch.lu.se, 015-962-8293 (office) 065 835 6452 (mobile)

Monday May 6, 2019 09:00 - 12:00
Limpopo

09:00

Water and Wastewater in South Africa
Dr Kappelmeyer of the Helmholtz UFZ, Professor Karin Tonderski and Associate Professor Craig Sheridan will co-lecture the course workshop. The intent is to present the social/environmental/legislative context of water and wastewater in South Africa on day 1 to interested parties.

Keywords: Water, Wastewater, Constructed Wetlands.
Venue: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Contact details: Craig Sheridan, Craig.sheridan@wits.ac.za, +2711 717 7592

Monday May 6, 2019 09:00 - 16:00
Johannesburg

09:00

Sustainable urbanization through research, innovations and partnerships
 
Title: Special Session: Academic Advisory Panel on Science, Technology and Innovations for Sustainable Human Settlements
Date: 6 May 2019
Time: 15:00 – 16:30
Venue: Goldfields Auditorium, Nelson Mandela University North Campus, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 
Chair: Jeremy Gibberd
Purpose of the Session: To share progress on the STI 4 SHS Roadmap HCD and Capabilities report, and draft Framework with relevant academics, to provide a forum to validate the Roadmap Framework and to explore opportunities for the roles and responsibilities of academia in the implementation design of the Roadmap.  Proceedings will be recorded and compiled into a short report which will form one of the inputs into the STI 4 SHS Roadmap. 
 
Format: The session will have the following structure.
1. The chair welcomes all, introduces the session and provides a rapid overview of STI 4 SHS Roadmap HCD and Capabilities report, and draft Framework. The draft Framework will be circulated to all invited panellists prior to SASUF.
2. The chair then asks panellists to respond to a question or comment over a number of rounds. The envisaged questions and rounds of discussion will be based on slides 1- 26 of the draft Roadmap Framework:
A. Introductory: Are the introduction, definition process, status quo and trends, and insights from consultation clear and adequate upon which to found the Roadmap implementation? (Slides 3 – 20). Anything missing? Any further suggestions?
B. Vision 2030: Is the vision articulated on Slide 21, concise, succinct and relevant? Anything missing? Any further suggestions?
 
C. Roadmap: With reference to Slides 25 and 26, are the clusters identified appropriate? Anything missing? Any further suggestions?
D. Implementation: With reference to academia, what are the potential roles and responsibilities in executing the proposed Roadmap?
3. To close the session, the chair will summarise the discussions, thank the participants and confirm how the outputs of the session will be used.
  
Comments and Queries
If you have any comments or queries, please feel free to contact the Session Chair, Jeremy Gibberd on 082 857 1318 or at jgibberd@csir.co.za.  In the event that you are unable to attend the session, or would like to make additional inputs, your written response is welcome by 15 May 2019 to pdejager@csir.co.za or cvreenen@csir.co.za . For key information regarding the STI 4 SHS Roadmap project visit www.sti4shs.co.za .
Thank you for your participation and we look forward to an interesting and productive session!

Keywords: urbanization, technology, innovation, partnerships, economy
Venue: Nelson Mandela University, North Campus, Port Elizabeth, RSA
Contact details: Prof Sijekula Mbanga, Sijekula.mbanga@mandela.ac.za, +27 41 504 3498 / 1153 / 3295 or +27 72 967 4093



Monday May 6, 2019 09:00 - 16:00
Port Elizabeth

09:00

SASUF - NRF/STINT Joint Researchers' Workshop
The NRF/STINT researchers’ workshop aims to bring together South African and Swedish researchers funded under the SA/Sweden bilateral research Programme to share and discuss the objectives of their funded projects and highlight the achievements thus far. Funded researchers will also be able to engage and share their perspectives on the future of the bilateral Programme with policy makers and funders from both sides. This workshop also serves as a platform for further networking amongst the South African and Swedish research community for the possible expansion of the funded projects and the establishment of new joint projects for future funding.


Venue: Stellenbosch University, Library Auditorium
Contact details:
Mr Teuns Phahlamohlaka, teuns.phahlam@nrf.ac.za, +27 12 481 4385
Ms Karin Forslund, karin.forslund@stint.se, +46-8-671 19 97


Monday May 6, 2019 09:00 - 18:30
Stellenbosch

09:00

Capacity Building around Strengthening Epidemiological, Big Data Analytical Capacity
Future Proposal Development / Grant Writing Workshops.
Participants/ Stakeholders:
  1. DUT FOHS / E Skills EDU staff / Post-Gradute Researchers
  2. KZN DOH E Health & PHISC & NDOH
  3. Broader E IT sector
  4. Post Graduate Research Association (National)
  5. Research, Innovation RIE Directorate
  6. NEMISA
  7. NDOH Health Information Systems team
  8. Others
Keywords: Epidemiology, E Health, Big Data analytics, DHIS
Venue: Durban University of Technology
Contact detailsProf Jinabhai n.jinabhai@gmail.com +27827740836 

Monday May 6, 2019 09:00 - Tuesday May 7, 2019 15:30
Durban

09:00

Microbial diversity and biotechnology for a sustainable future
2-days workshop, May 6 and 7, at Tshwane University of Technology and NorthWest University, respectively.
Microorganisms are abundant, present everywhere with enormous diversity. They are scientifically most interesting with high potentials to address many global societal challenges. The workshop will gather scientists with common interests in: a) Microbial diversity & evolution, b) N2-fixation & sustainable agriculture, c) Soil microbial indicators for monitoring impact of climate change on crop production, d) Waste- & polluted-water treatment & bioremediation by microorganisms, and e) Chemical & fuel production by microorganisms. The main aim of the workshop is to establish a joint South African – Sweden research and education network to address microbial diversity and biotechnology for a sustainable future.

Keywords: Microorganisms, Diversity and evolution, Sustainable food and agriculture, Bioremediation, Renewable chemicals and fuels.
Venue: 
Tshwane University of Technology Department of Chemistry (May 6)
NorthWest University in Potchefstroom (May 7) - https://sasuf.sched.com/event/OFgD/sustainable-plant-soil-and-arthropod-management-towards-a-safe-productive-and-diverse-biosphere 
Contact details:  
Prof Felix Dapare Dakora, DakoraFD@tut.ac.za, +27 794 873 777 (Tshwane University of Technology)
Prof Rasheed Adeleke, rasheed.adeleke@nwu.ac.za, +27 72 884 3243 (University of Pretoria)
Prof Peter Lindblad peter.lindblad@kemi.uu.se (Uppsala University, Sweden),
Associate Professor Natuschka Lee, natuschka.lee@umu.se (Umeå University, Sweden)


Monday May 6, 2019 09:00 - Tuesday May 7, 2019 16:00
Pretoria

09:00

Membrane for a sustainable future
Membrane processes have been recognized as energy-saving and high-selective separation processes and they are therefore key to many industrial production concepts for a sustainable future. Today’s membrane application ranging from drinking and waste water to production processes in the food, biotech and pulp and paper industry. The aim of this satellite activity is to provides Master and PhD students an up to date insight in this technology and share experiences between the South African and Swedish lecturers.

Keywords: Membrane processes, sustainable processes, waste water, drinking water.
Proposed venue: School of Chemistry, East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand
Contact details:  Dr. Heidi Lynn Richards, heidi.richards@wits.ac.za

Monday May 6, 2019 09:00 - Tuesday May 7, 2019 16:30
Johannesburg

09:00

Development and management of e-learning tools for a learning community in South Africa and Sweden
This two day workshops focuses on the pedagogic and administrative aspects of developing and delivering Laboratory Animal Science Education, in a co-operation between South African universities and organisations, and the Sweden based learning co-operative NCLASET with its member universities. The first day is dedicated to the pedagogic aspects of e-learning, the development of web-based learning modules, and the second day is dedicated to the practical aspects of e-learning administration.

Keywords: E-learning, learning platform, curriculum delivery . Venue: University of Cape Town
Contact details:  Bert Mohr, bert.mohr@uct.ac.za, +27 (0)76 541 3929 | +27 (0)21 406 6095  

Monday May 6, 2019 09:00 - Tuesday May 7, 2019 17:00
Cape Town

09:00

Genetic, social and environmental factors influencing complexs and epidemiology of complex traits in African and European populations – understanding the burden of disease in Sweden and South Africa
The focus of this workshop will be to share skills and knowledge relevant for molecular and traditional epidemiological research. For the purpose of understanding the burden of disease in Sweden and South Africa. The workshop will focus on how we can identify genetic, social and environmental factors contributing to disease using epidemiological approaches, e.g. genome-wide association analysis, trans-ethnic meta-analysis, Mendelian Randomisation, registry-based analyses and prioritization of gene transcripts for translational research.

Suggested time/duration:
• Arrive evening of the 5th of May
• 9am-5pm on the 6th of May
• 9am-5pm of the 7th of May
• Travel on the morning of the 8th of May.

Venue: Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience, 9 Jubilee Road, Parktown, Johannesburg
Contact details: Michele Ramsay, michele.ramsay@wits.ac, +27 (0) 11 717 6635 / +27 (0) 73 647 2726 

Monday May 6, 2019 09:00 - Tuesday May 7, 2019 17:00
Johannesburg

09:00

SASUF Proposal Writing Course for Research Grants
The aim of the UL-SASUF Proposal Writing for Research Grants is to train emerging researchers and young PhD holders in developing a promising proposal for national or international research funding (every participant will have the opportunity to tailor their application for submission in the next SASUF Call, or to an institution of their choice). Researchers from all disciplines can apply for this course, but preference may be given to those working in fields that are related the six (6) main themes/challenges identified in the SASUF. The satellite event will accept a maximum of 20 participants from any of the participating SASUF institutions. Potential participants are researchers and PhD-holders who graduated not more than five (5) years ago from South Africa and Sweden. The event seeks to provide multicultural environment that can serve as an effective tool for promoting international research and relationships.

Participants will cover their own travel and accommodation to Polokwane. Once, in Polokwane UL will provide shuttle services from selected hotels. UL will also cover the cost of participation in the course and meals during the workshop.

Venue: University of Limpopo
Contact details: Dr Thembinkosi Mabila, Thembinkosi.Mabila@ul.ac.za, +27 152682401/91


Monday May 6, 2019 09:00 - Wednesday May 8, 2019 12:00
Limpopo

09:30

Work Integrated Learning: Theories, Methods and Application
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) assumes and requires cooperation between stakeholders, namely the university, student and society. WIL approaches develop new knowledge and skills related to an ever-changing societal context and global citizenry. As a curriculum matter, WIL is thus a vehicle that is ideally suited to transform the curriculum and bridge divides that could also enable us to find international answers to very local challenges.

This workshop invites participation in and contributions towards the following topics:
1. Societal advancement through WIL
2. WIL as pedagogy to transform education
3. WIL strategies to enhance the employability of students
4. WIL for Global education and learning
5. Researching WIL
6. Best practices for the application of WIL

Presentation format: 20 minute presentations with 10 minutes for questions/discussion.
Venue: University of the Western Cape. 1H - School of Public Health
Contact details:  
Dr Henri Jacobs, hjacobs@cut.ac.za
Ms Mesha Moses, mlmoses@uwc.ac.za
Prof Per Assmo, passmo@uwc.ac.za & per.assmo@hv.se

Monday May 6, 2019 09:30 - 16:00
Cape Town

10:00

Capacity building on “development of framework for community based intervention”
Capacity building on (framework) steps and processes to follow when developing an intervention steps to formulate actionable plans. In the context of this project the actionable plas will aim to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality.

Venue: University of Venda, Art Gallery, Limpopo
Contact details: Prof Sonto Maputle, sonto.maputle@univen.ac.za

Monday May 6, 2019 10:00 - 12:00
Limpopo

10:00

Society based interventions to combat childhood obesity 1
Childhood obesity is rising in South Africa and Sweden and with that associated physical and mental complications. So far interventions have not produced sustainable improvement as measured with BMI at the population level. With ECHO zone a more comprehensive approach is taken to address the urgent need to find ways to sustainably curb the development in childhood obesity. ECHO zone is comprehensive both with regard to the number of actors involved and in evidence building. The implementation is therefore challenging. In the seminars experiences from three different places on how complex interventions are implemented will be addressed.

Keywords: Society-based interventions, physical activity, food, sleep, evidence-building.
Venue: University of Fort Hare, Faculty of Health Sciences, 5 Oxford Street, East London Campus, 5200
Contact details: Prof E Seekoe, eseekoe@ufh.ac.za

Monday May 6, 2019 10:00 - 12:00
East London

10:00

Peri-urban spatial challenges in small rural towns
The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers from Sweden and South Africa, as well as local partners to deliberate on peri-urban spatial challenges in small rural towns in conceptual and physical terms.

The objectives of the workshop are to:
  1. Enable the research team to share their research idea with other researchers.
  2.  To engender multidisciplinary debates, and knowledge exchange from a ‘bigger’ community of scholars and stakeholders.
  3. Strengthen debates on proposed adaptive strategies to curb spatial challenges from the peri-urban zones of small rural towns
  4. Expand the existing networks at individual and institutional levels.


Keywords: adaptive strategies, peri-urban, spatial challenges, small rural towns.
Venue: University of Venda, Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Contact details: Dr Emaculate Ingwani, ingwani@gmail.com, +27 (0) 735 19 15 22

Monday May 6, 2019 10:00 - Tuesday May 7, 2019 16:00
Limpopo

11:00

Digital technologies and the future of production – practical applications and emerging research fields
This satellite event will consist of presentations, visits at CPUT research facilities, and visits at companies and organizations that are at the forefront of digital technologies in the Western Cape.

Keywords: Digital technologies, future of production, industry 4.0, big data.
Venue: Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Bellville campus
Contact details: Thomas Wolfgang Thurner, thurnert@cput.ac.za

Monday May 6, 2019 11:00 - 16:00
Cape Town

13:00

Urban planning and sustainability in the making: Examples from Sweden
In this seminar a group of Swedish researchers will be running a series of ‘Lightning Talks’ (10 min presentations by different speakers), followed by an open discussion with South African colleagues from Department of Geography & Environmental studies, Stellenbosch university. Each talk introduces a research topic, e.g., urban green spaces, informal settlement, sharing economy, automated vehicles, urban governance, crime and community safety. State of the art technology is the red-thread in these research projects, with clear connections with practice. The goal is to share ideas and identify potential common research interests/methods that can be interesting to follow up in near future.

Keywords: urban design, built environment, security, green areas, informal settlements , sharing economy, governance.
Venue: Stellenbosch University, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Contact details:  
Professor Gustav Visser, gevisser@sun.ac.za
Dr Manfred Spocter

Monday May 6, 2019 13:00 - 14:00
Stellenbosch

13:00

Transforming the curriculum: Disruptive thinking and responsible research
The event will be organized as a seminar aimed at stimulating dialogue between scholars that are interested in research methods, ethics and social transformation. The ‘Rhodes Must Fall campaign’, that started at the University of Cape Town in 2015 and erupted across South Africa, sparked a blistering debate on decolonisation of curricula that paved the way for critical debate about the relationship between power, knowledge and learning. Transformation of higher education calls for pluralism and disruptive thinking if universities are to take on their role in social transformation. One way to dismantle the hegemony of Western knowledge systems is to rethink how research should be done. We seek to initiate a debate on responsible research for social transformation and decolonisation of the curriculum.

Keywords: Social transformation, decolonisation of knowledge, responsible and ethical research. Venue: Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Bellville Campus
Contact details: Prof Penelope Engel-Hills, engelhillsp@cput.ac.za, +27 21 959 6218


Monday May 6, 2019 13:00 - 16:00
Cape Town

13:00

Research partnership for Agenda 2030 in Higher Education
Five universities, two from Sweden and three from South Africa will come together and collaborate on strengthening the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in teacher education. Each of the partners in this proposal is also connected to a local level network which involves a range of postgraduate scholars, new and emerging academics and researchers, civil society and community partners. We plan to host conference activities linked to the partners meetings which will be designed as research capacity development initiatives for the participating researchers, doctoral and masters scholars, new and emerging academics.

Collaboration activities for discussion will include facilitating knowledge and cultural exchange by researchers and post graduate students through:
• Exchange of cultural practices
• Co-supervision of research projects
• Collaborative research and article writing
• Researching across contexts: Scandinavia-RSA
• Supervision/researcher/student exchange visits

Keywords: Sustainable Development Goals, Education for Sustainable Development, Transformative Education.
Venue: University of South Africa - Pretoria
Contact details:  
Prof Soul Shava, soul.shava@gmail.com, + 27 78 695 4153
Prof Nokhanyo N. Mdzanga, Nokhanyo.Mdzanga@mandela.ac.za, +27 41 504 4564/1195

Monday May 6, 2019 13:00 - Tuesday May 7, 2019 16:00
Pretoria

13:00

Climate change mitigation and adaptation potential of wilder rangelands
Africa’s rangelands, crucial for food security and rural livelihoods, face multiple threats under climate change (CC), including desertification, woody encroachment and extreme weather. In this event, jointly led by researchers from SLU and Nelson Mandela University, we explore the thesis that solutions for these challenges might lie in wild grazing systems. Such rangelands may provide enormous opportunities for CC mitigation, through carbon storage, altered fire dynamics, increased albedo and reduced methane production, while achieving equitable social empowerment. In this small workshop, we will bring together scientists from diverse disciplines to explore this thesis and identify knowledge gaps, exploring opportunities for a collaborative synthesis and future research opportunities.

Keywords: grazing systems, food security, rural livelihoods, rewilding, natural resources.
Venue: Nelson Mandela University, Centre for African Conservation Ecology, Summerstrand South Campus, Port Elizabeth
Contact details:  Prof. Dr. Graham Kerley, graham.kerley@mandela.ac.za, 083 633 3088

Monday May 6, 2019 13:00 - Tuesday May 7, 2019 17:00
Port Elizabeth
 
Tuesday, May 7
 

08:00

Inguinal hernia workshop
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery is growing in both South Africa and Sweden. There is a need for teaching of technical aspects in the surgical societies. This event will be a laparoscopic inguinal hernia workshop with live surgery performed by South African and Swedish surgeons. The Swedish Hernia Register is up and running since 1992. A South African Hernia Register is in the implementing phase. The aim of the workshop is to continue collaboration in practical inguinal hernia surgery and to transfer experience between the registries.

Keywords: Inguinal hernia, live surgery, hernia registry
Venue: New Somerset Hospital, Cape Town
Contact details: Dr Heather Bougard, hbougard@iafrica.com, 823746430

Tuesday May 7, 2019 08:00 - 16:00
Cape Town

08:00

Sustainable Food and Animal production based on natural resources
There is an increased global demand for meat and dairy products based on sustainable agricultural management but also an increasing demand of animal products based on livestock and game under more extensive management. Within these two dimensions, improved environmental concerns and improved competitiveness, call for research and dissemination toward the farming communities, corporate organisations and food producing industries.

We want to present and discuss, research, education and extension activities in it this context with focus on food, dairy, beef and wildlife. We want to encourage collaborations with with animal-, plant- and food scientists for full integration of knowledge within the value chain from feed resources in the field to the consumer products.

Keywords: Food science, Livestock Production, Grass and Forage Science, Wild life management . Venue: Stellenbosch University - Wallenberg Research Centre (STIAS)
Contact details:  Emiliano Raffrenato, emiliano@sun.ac.za, +27 21 808 4749 Cell: +27 84 792 4230


Program
08:00 Coffee and registration
09:00 Introduction and welcome to the seminar (Mårten Hetta and Emiliano Raffrenato)
Short introduction to animal science in Stellenbosch (Dr B. Van Zyl)
Short introduction to animal- and agricultural sciences at SLU (Mårten Hetta)
Short introduction to animal and agricultural sciences at other SA universities (NN)
Presentations of projects and ideas that could develop further into common activities 
Cheese bugs, improved quality for cheese production based on forages (Dr Mårten Hetta)
Lunch (Sandwich and beverage)
Feasibility of a cheese-model implementation in rural South Africa
(Dr Emiliano Raffrenato)
Capacity building in Sustainable agriculture (Prof. K. Dzama)
Fruit by-products as livestock feed and meat preservatives (Dr C. Mapiye)
Production potential and value of insect protein (Dr E. Pieterse)
Afternoon Coffee
Discussion 
How can we increase the food production in Sweden and South Africa in the context of local and global food security?
Wrap up session
Highlights of today and possibilities to sign up for further collaborations 
Pub and social gathering (On your own expense)


Tuesday May 7, 2019 08:00 - 17:30
Stellenbosch

08:30

SAMRC/Forte Collaborative Research Programme - Inequalities in Health and, Health Systems/Health System Policies
The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and The Swedish Research Council for Health Working Life and Welfare (Forte) are currently funding 11 joint South Africa/Sweden research projects under the SAMRC/Forte collaborative research programme. The symposium includes presentations on ongoing projects; joint discussions and information about upcoming funding opportunities.
A draft programme is attached for perusal.

Venue: The South African Medical Research Council, Francie Van Zyl Drive, Parow Valley, Cape Town
Contact details:
Arlene Smith, arlene.smith@mrc.ac.za
Teresia Weinberg, teresia.weinberg@forte.se


Tuesday May 7, 2019 08:30 - 14:30
Cape Town

08:45

Sustainable plant, soil and arthropod management - towards a safe, productive and diverse biosphere
The North-West University, Potchefstroom campus, South Africa will be hosting a workshop on Climate change, natural resources and sustainability (Theme 1) during the South Africa-Sweden Research & Innovation Week, 6 - 10 May 2019, South Africa.  The workshop topics address common research topics that could be developed into potential collaborative research between the two countries (see attached programme). Participants from both South Africa and Sweden will be attending the workshop.

Topics of interest under the theme:

· Climate and Water
· Soil and plant health
· Food and hygiene
· Conservation biology and ecology
· Arthropod ecology, evolution and health

Contact:

Rasheed Adeleke, Associate Professor, Unit for Environmental Science and Management, NWU, South Africa, Rasheed.Adeleke@nwu.ac.za, +27 (0)18 299 2495.

Natuschka Lee, Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and environmental Sciences, Umea University, Sweden, natuschka.lee@amu.se, +46 70 375 1213

Peter Lindblad, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Uppsala University, Sweden peter.lindblad@kemi.uu.se 


Tuesday May 7, 2019 08:45 - 17:00
Potchefstroom

09:00

Preeclampsia research
To present current research within preeclampsia in South Africa and Sweden and possible collaboration

Keywords: preeclampsia, eclampsia, maternal health
Venue: Tygerberg Hospital, Medical building, Cape Town
Contact details:
Lina Bergman, lina.bergman@kbh.uu.se, 0027646142616
Catherine Cluver, cathycluver@hotmail.com, 0027823210298

Tuesday May 7, 2019 09:00 - 12:00
Cape Town

09:00

doctoral education at a distance: Seeking solutions to providing doctoral and research training through distance learning
There are many challenges to doctoral education in a developing field, e.g. emergency medicine. Owing to limited healthcare resources, PhD candidates can be the only emergency care clinicians in their city or country. Therefor, on-line courses and courses at a distance are necessary to make it possible to pursue a PhD.

The aim of this symposium is to discuss what is required of an “online PhD program” in order to meet both the needs of the PhD student with respect to distance learning and supervision, and at the same time guarantee a high quality of the PhD program.

Venue: Cape Town
Contact details: Willem Stassen, willem.stassen@uct.ac.za

Tuesday May 7, 2019 09:00 - 13:00
Cape Town

09:00

Non-communicable Diseases in patients with and without HIV and AIDS
Since patients with HIV/AIDS are living much longer with HAART therapy, HIV/AIDS has now become a part of the chronic disease burden, like hypertension and diabetes. Symptoms suggestive of cardiac disease represent a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge in clinical practice; Cardiologists are more frequently encountering this problem. South Africa has the worse HIV/AIDS epidemic but also the largest HIV management program. This means that clinicians and policy markers will face the worse challenge in dealing with the future occurrence of cardiovascular diseases. Unfortunately, that future burden of CDV among chronic HIV/AIDS cases in not yet well understood.
The aim of this workshop is to provide an update on non-communicable diseases in patients with and without HIV infection.

Venue: Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha Health Resource Centre
Contact details:  Teke Apalata, ruffinapalata@gmail.com, tapalata@wsu.ac.za

Tuesday May 7, 2019 09:00 - 13:00
Mthatha

09:00

Migration and Mobilities: Engaging with civil society in collaborative research and innovation
The Emerging Research Niche in Migration and Mobilities in the Office of the DVC- Research and Innovation will be hosting a satellite event to discuss and/or seek new avenues for academic and civil society collaboration, fostering research and engagement regarding challenges of migrants and migration related issues in Cape Town.  This satellite event will be a meeting with academics, administrators and local NGOs on current and potential collaborative engagement.

Venue: University of the Western Cape School of Public Health

Contacts Details:
Niklas Nannskog niklas.nannskog@mau.se, + 46700831454
Leah Koskimaki lkoskimaki@plaas.org.za +27 769387084
Thabile Sokupa tsokupa@uwc.ac.za


Tuesday May 7, 2019 09:00 - 13:00
Cape Town

09:00

The use of constructed wetlands for remediating wastewater in South Africa
The workshop will be held at Wits University, East Campus in Richard Ward Building, Room 334. We will start at 09h00 and finish after lunch sometime. The programme looks as follows:
 09h00 Introduction and Welcome
09h15 Legal Framework related to water management in SA
10h30 Tea
11h00 Informal settlements and grey water
11h30 Introduction to constructed wetlands
12h30 Lunch
13h30 URBWAT (SA-SWEDISH-GERMAN collaborative project)
14h15 Viewing of experimental-scale research constructed wetlands
Closing remarks

Keywords:
Water, Wastewater, Constructed Wetlands. Venue: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Contact details: Craig Sheridan, Craig.sheridan@wits.ac.za, +2711 717 7592

Tuesday May 7, 2019 09:00 - 16:00
Johannesburg

09:00

Making systems trustworthy by model checking and symbolic execution
Sustainable digitalization requires trustworthy systems. However, today’s ever-increasing software complexity makes it impossible to build dependable systems with traditional approaches. We will look at past and ongoing projects in program and system analysis and verification, which show how emerging research platforms can pave the way towards long-lived, dependable systems in the future.
In particular, we will have a session on Java Pathfinder, a Java program analysis tool that is developed by over 20 universities world wide, including Stellenbosch University and KTH. We will also look at other groundbreaking techniques in verification and advanced testing.

Find more information here: https://cyrille-artho.github.io/sasuf-workshop-2019/ 

Keywords: Trustworthy systems, software analysis, model checking, symbolic execution, fuzzing
Venue: Stellenbosch University, Computer Science Division
Contact details: Willem Visser, wvisser@cs.sun.ac.za

Tuesday May 7, 2019 09:00 - Wednesday May 8, 2019 12:00
Stellenbosch

10:00

Society based interventions to combat childhood obesity 2
Childhood obesity is rising in South Africa and Sweden and with that associated physical and mental complications. So far interventions have not produced sustainable improvement as measured with BMI at the population level. With ECHO zone a more comprehensive approach is taken to address the urgent need to find ways to sustainably curb the development in childhood obesity. ECHO zone is comprehensive both with regard to the number of actors involved and in evidence building. The implementation is therefore challenging. In the seminars experiences from three different places on how complex interventions are implemented will be addressed.

Keywords: Society-based interventions, physical activity, food, sleep, evidence-building.
Venue: Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth
Contact details:  Sindiwe James, Sindiwe.James@mandela.ac.za

Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:00 - 12:00
Port Elizabeth

10:00

Public lecture: Microbial biotechnology, potentials and challenges with a focus on photosynthetic microorganisms - SASUF theme 1 - Climate change, natural resources and sustainability
Microbial biotechnology, potentials and challenges with a focus on photosynthetic microorganisms a presentation within SASUF theme 1 - Climate change, natural resources and sustainability
10:00 Welcome by Prof Don Cowan
10:15 Lecture Prof Peter Lindblad
11:15 Q & A discussion
12:30 Lunch
Venue: Plant science auditorium, University of Pretoria

Contact info:
Olivia Pitt, University of Pretoria
Phone: (012) 420 6929 
E-mail: u20099402@up.ac.za


/Peter Lindblad
Dept Chemistry-Ångström, Uppsala University, Sweden
+46 70 425 0498

Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:00 - 12:30
Pretoria

10:00

Sol Plaatje University satellite event 2019
SPU satellite event will be organized for researchers, universities or organisations advancing research innovation and education including students, government, civil society and private sector. This event will create a platform for all stakeholders to participate in advancing multi-disciplinary research, sharing knowledge and exploring more opportunities to establish collaborations which act as a resource hub to acquire knowledge.

The aims of the event include the following:
  • To share knowledge and advance discourse in supporting academics with their research trajectories.
  • To maximize engagement across the spectrum and establish collaborations with other universities.
  • To position SPU as a key role player and umbrella body during SASUF innovation week. 


Keywords: Knowledge sharing, collaborations, multi-disciplinary research, innovation, stakeholders.
Venue: Sol Plaatje University (SPU), Kimberley
Contact details:  Jeremia Sefadi, jeremia.sefadi@spu.ac.za

Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:00 - 16:30
Kimberley

10:00

Mini-Symposium on Immunoproteomics of Infectious and Non-communicable Diseases: diagnostic markers and novel therapeutics
The human humoral immune system is able to mark out disease-associated alterations in the expressed human proteome in non-communicable diseases through the production of high specificity autoantibodies. Similarly, one component of the adaptive immune response to microbial infection is the production of pathogen-specific antibodies. Such (auto)antibodies are now finding potential utility as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers of disease, as well as representing candidate therapeutics. This half-day mini-symposium will bring together researchers from Sweden and South Africa with active research interests in the burgeoning field of Immunoproteomics, with the goal of establishing new networks and collaborations in this important area of research.

The speakers at the satellite event will include:
Prof Peter Nilsson (KTH; protein-fragment microarrays for autoantibody discovery)
Prof Jonathan Blackburn (UCT; protein microarrays for diagnostic autoantibody discovery)
Prof Tom Scriba (UCT; antibody correlates of risk of TB)
Prof Stefan Barth (UCT; antibody engineering for diagnostics and therapeutics)
Prof Carolyn Williamson/Daniel Sheward (UCT; evolution of broadly neutralising antibodies in HIV disease)
Prof Anna-Lise Williamson/ Michiel van Diepen (UCT; design of antibody-based vaccines in HIV)
Prof Ed Rybicki (UCT; antibody production in plants)
Prof Keertan Dheda (UCT; novel lateral flow-based diagnostics for TB disease)
Dr Lindi Masson (UCT; Biomarkers point-of-care tests for HIV prevention)
Prof Ujjwal Neogi (Karolinska Institute; Immuno-proteomics perspective of Inflamm-aging in people living with HIV)
Prof Olof Lindahl (Uppsala University; innovation in antibiotics and diagnostics for bacterial infections)

Keywords: Immunoproteomics, Autoantibodies, Protein microarrays, Diagnostics, Therapeutics.
Venue: Auditorium of the Lung Institute, Health Sciences Campus, University of Cape Town.
Contact details: Professor Jonathan Blackburn, jonathan.blackburn@uct.ac.za, +27 (0)21 406 6071


Tuesday May 7, 2019 10:00 - 17:00
Cape Town

12:00

NEPTTP-eSSENCE Workshop on MSc research work in data science
A collaboration on MSc and PhD education on eScience/Data Science and Engineering is being initiated between the eSSENCE consortium (www.essenceofescience.se) and the SA National e-Science Postgraduate Teaching and Training Platform (NEPTTP) ( http://www.escience.ac.za/). As part of the SASUF project “Joining forces of NEPTTP and eSSENCE” the SA and SE partners will organize a joint workshop with presentations of MSc thesis projects and discussions/interaction between the SA and SE students and supervisors.  
 
 Keywords (max 5):
Data Science, e-Science, MSc education

Contact person in South Africa (name, email, affiliation and phone): Turgay Celik and Casey Sparkes (Turgay.Celik@wits.ac.za, Casey.Sparkes@wits.ac.za ), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
 
Proposed venue: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Suggested date: May 7, 2019
Suggested time/duration: 12h00 – 16h00

Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:00 - 16:00
Johannesburg

13:00

Community mobility of older adults with and without dementia
Community mobility is a crucial strategy to allow older adults to continue to engage in meaningful social and community activities that will allow them to maintain their sense of identity, autonomy and health. Ageing in place allows older adults to maintain important social relationships and meaningful activities that contribute to health. Community engagement has a positive influence on preventing physical and mental decline and reduces a significant economic burden on health and human service infrastructure in the community. The aim of the event is to discuss joint interest in the mobility needs of older adults with and without cognitive decline.

The goal is to establish collaboration and joint projects.

Keywords: Community mobility, Older adults, Dementia, Out of home activities.
Venue: Stellenbosch University Tygerberg Campus (Occupational Therapy Division), Division Occupational Therapy Education Building (Second Floor) Francie van Zijl DriveParow7500
Contact details: Lana van Niekerk, lanavn@sun.ac.za, 021-9389307

Tuesday May 7, 2019 13:00 - 14:30
Stellenbosch

13:00

Open Education and Social Justice: Towards a Collaborative Research Framework and Implementation Agenda
The Open Education and Social Justice (OESJ) initiative is a SASUF-funded collaboration
aimed at promoting a more equitable, contextually-appropriate approach to education. The
primary deliverables of the project are to conduct a collaborative literature review and develop
a detailed project proposal to facilitate further research and implementation work in this area.
The project also has an explicit capacity development component in terms of mentoring
emerging open education researchers and conducting information-sharing sessions with
institutional stakeholders. There is also an imperative to scope and identify possible
collaborators for longer-term open textbook implementation and research case studies.
This satellite event is intended as an opportunity for OESJ researchers to undertake
collaborative work in developing the conceptual framework that will inform the research design
and methodological approach of the longer-term scoped project.

The second, “open”, component of the satellite workshop will take place on the afternoon of
Tuesday 7 May. It will be used as an opportunity to:
  • Engage open education and/or social justice researchers as well as representatives from university management to introduce them to the articulated framework and principles of implementation.
  • Invite feedback and critique on the conceptual and theoretical deliberations as well as principles of implementation identified.

Envisioned outcomes from this second workshop component include:
  • Identification of and networking with emerging researchers in the field of open education research who: (a) could function as collaborators in longer-term research work; or (b) require mentorship or supervision in future research or study programmes.
  • Critical review of proposed theoretical approach and conceptual framework to be employed in OESJ research context.
  • Critical review of a set of principles which can be utilised in organisational change processes aiming to further socially just open education initiatives. Venue: University of Cape Town, Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching

Venue: Cape Town
Contact details: Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams, +27 21 650 3478

Tuesday May 7, 2019 13:00 - 16:00
Cape Town

13:00

Tackling invasive threats in a changing climate: preparedness, resilience and response - from omics to local and regional management.
Invasive pests and diseases increasingly threaten global agricultural production. Invasive risks include both alien, as well as resident species whose penetration of cropping systems is facilitated through a number of anthropogenic and climaticological factors. The process appears accelerated in recent years. While the species that pose threats may differ across continents, causes show many commonalities and impacts are felt widely from primary production to global trade. Increased preparedness, resilience and rapid response are of paramount importance and require (bio)technological innovations that target the threat as well as a profound understanding the processes required to facilitate adequate responses at local, regional and global levels.

In this seminar we will highlight ongoing Swedish and South African research in the area and explore possible crosslinks in the light of research funding and exchange.

Keywords: Invasive pests, climate change, crop protection, adoption, participation and local knowledge
Venue: University of Western Cape, ARC Nietvoorbij, room Pinotage
Contact details: Prof Bongani Ndimba, bndimba@uwc.ac.za


Tuesday May 7, 2019 13:00 - 16:30
Cape Town

14:00

Are neurodegenerative disorders triggered by alterations in cell metabolism and/or bioenergetics?
During this event, researchers from both South Africa and Sweden will present their current work in their laboratories, department and research centers. The main aim of this symposium is to establish possible new collaborations between researchers from both countries. Researchers will have the chance to discuss each other’s field of research and current projects and to network and mingle during coffee break.

Keywords:
Alzheimer’s disease, mitochondria, autophagy, metabolism, bioenergetics.
Venue: Stellenbosch University
Contact details:  Associate Professor Ben Loos, bloos@sun.ac.za, +27 21 808 9196

Tuesday May 7, 2019 14:00 - 17:00
Stellenbosch

14:00

Business - Academia Collaboration Symposium
To meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an active collaboration between academia and business is required. This symposium will highlight challenges and possibilities for collaboration as well as reasonable expectations from academia and industry. The symposium will also explore concrete possibilities for collaboration projects within a few broad areas. One area which will be explored is the effect of climate change on food and water security. Representatives from industry, universities, business schools, agencies and organisations are invited. A panel will present good examples and experiences on business – academia collaboration. Participants will also be invited to discuss possible collaboration projects.

The purpose is to
1) promote cooperation between South Africa and Sweden addressing sustainability issues, and
2) facilitate interaction and cooperation between businesses, researchers, and governmental/non-governmental organizations.

By organizing this event during the SASUF-week, South African and Swedish researchers will be provided an opportunity to discuss sustainability issues pertaining to the SDGs and strengthen cooperation of mutual benefit for Businesses and Academia.

Venue: University of Stellenbosch
Contact details:  Par Svensson, par.svensson@er.lu.se, +46462227742


Tuesday May 7, 2019 14:00 - 17:30
Stellenbosch

16:00

Education for a Sustainable Society – Researcher’s Meet & Greet
The chairs for Theme 2 - Education for a Sustainable Society - would like to invite researchers who like to meet Swedish and South African colleagues interested in issues related to education. This is an informal meeting, which will be held at University of the Western Cape, that could perhaps be expressed as “academic speed dating”! During the session, where some small drinks and snacks will be offered, we will simply accommodate the possibility for researcher to come together and discuss research matters and possible collaborations.

Venue: University of the Western Cape, EMS building
Contact details:
Professor Per Assmo, per.assmo@hv.se
Professor Jose Frantz, jfrantz@uwc.ac.za

Tuesday May 7, 2019 16:00 - 18:00
Cape Town
 
Wednesday, May 8
 

16:00

South Africa - Sweden Leadership Summit - Registration & Mingle
Summit for Vice-chancellors, deputy vice-chancellors from the 36 partner universities in SASUF. The summit will also include funding agencies, ministries and other key actors in education & research. The purpose of the summit is to set the agenda for the future collaboration between Sweden & South Africa.

The summit runs in parallel with the South Africa - Sweden Research Seminar.

Venue: Stellenbosch University, Konservatorium
Contact details:
Kirwan Adams, kirwan@sun.ac.za, +27 21 808 4040
Lidia Du Plessis, lidia@sun.ac.za
Gustaf Cars / Pearl Mulkerrins +46701679626


Wednesday May 8, 2019 16:00 - 20:00
Stellenbosch

16:00

South Africa - Sweden Research Seminar - Registration & mingle
Main event of the week - the South Africa - Sweden Research Seminar will bring together 400 researchers from both countries in parallell discussions on six different topics.

Venue: Stellenbosch University, Konservatorium
Contact details:
Kirwan Adams, kirwan@sun.ac.za, +27 21 808 4040
Lidia Du Plessis, lidia@sun.ac.za
Gustaf Cars / Pearl Mulkerrins +46701679626


Wednesday May 8, 2019 16:00 - 20:00
Stellenbosch
 
Thursday, May 9
 

09:00

South Africa - Sweden Leadership Summit Day 1
Summit for Vice-chancellors, deputy vice-chancellors from the 36 partner universities in SASUF. The summit will also include funding agencies, ministries and other key actors in education & research. The purpose of the summit is to set the agenda for the future collaboration between Sweden & South Africa.

The summit runs in parallel with the South Africa - Sweden Research Seminar.

Venue: Stellenbosch University, Konservatorium
Contact details:
Kirwan Adams, kirwan@sun.ac.za, +27 21 808 4040
Lidia Du Plessis, lidia@sun.ac.za
Gustaf Cars / Pearl Mulkerrins +46701679626


Thursday May 9, 2019 09:00 - 17:00
Stellenbosch

09:00

South Africa - Sweden Research Seminar Day 1
Main event of the week - the South Africa - Sweden Research Seminar will bring together 400 researchers from both countries in parallel discussions on six different topics.

See attached file for programme.

Venue: Stellenbosch University, Konservatorium
Contact details:
Kirwan Adams, kirwan@sun.ac.za, +27 21 808 4040
Lidia Du Plessis, lidia@sun.ac.za
Gustaf Cars +46701679626


Thursday May 9, 2019 09:00 - 17:00
Stellenbosch
 
Friday, May 10
 

09:00

South Africa - Sweden Leadership Summit Day 2
Summit for Vice-chancellors, deputy vice-chancellors from the 36 partner universities in SASUF. The summit will also include funding agencies, ministries and other key actors in education & research. The purpose of the summit is to set the agenda for the future collaboration between Sweden & South Africa. The summit runs in parallel with the South Africa - Sweden Research Seminar.

Venue: Stellenbosch University, Konservatorium
Contact details:
Kirwan Adams, kirwan@sun.ac.za, +27 21 808 4040
Lidia Du Plessis, lidia@sun.ac.za
Gustaf Cars / Pearl Mulkerrins +46701679626


Friday May 10, 2019 09:00 - 16:00
Stellenbosch

09:00

South Africa - Sweden Research Seminar Day 2
Main event of the week - the South Africa - Sweden Research Seminar will bring together 400 researchers from both countries in parallel discussions on six different topics.

09.00 Parallel sessions (different venues in Stellenbosch)
11.00 Coffee break
11.30 Parallel sessions
13.00 Lunch @Konservatorium
14.00 Closing ceremony @Konservatorium
16.00 End of programme

Venue: Stellenbosch University, Konservatorium
Contact details:
Kirwan Adams, kirwan@sun.ac.za, +27 21 808 4040
Lidia Du Plessis, lidia@sun.ac.za
Gustaf Cars  +46701679626


Friday May 10, 2019 09:00 - 16:00
Stellenbosch