Published: 24-01-2023 10:10 | Updated: 24-01-2023 10:12

Attend the SASUF research and innovation week in South Africa in March

Karolinska Institutet invites researchers/teachers and doctoral students to apply for participation as attendees in the SASUF Research and Innovation week that takes place in South Africa, March 27-31, 2023.

One of the collaborative activities with SASUF is the yearly The research and Innovation Week. These weeks consist of a variety of events, where satellite events will take place during the first part of the week, and will round off with a joint Sustainability Forum in Cape Town.

Six sub-themes

The conference is focused around SASUF’s 6 sub-themes

  • Theme 1: Climate change, natural resources and sustainability

  • Theme 2: Education for a sustainable society

  • Theme 3: Social transformation through change: Knowledge and social development strategies

  • Theme 4: Health - Understanding the burden of disease in Sweden and South Africa

  • Theme 5: Sustainable urbanisation, travel and tourism in the 21st Century

  • Theme 6: Digital technologies, big data and cybersecurity

Travel grants

A selected number of participants from KI will be offered a travel grant from KI of 25 000 SEK for participation in the research and innovation week.

SASUF 2030 is a transformative project uniting 40 universities from across Sweden and South Africa. Bringing together leading 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.

Expression of interest

If you are interested in attending the research and innovation week, send an e-mail to Johanna Ackemar with a short motivation no later than 9 February.