SASUF Goes Digital:
2020 Edition

Connecting the Global South and North

SASUF Goes Digital connects researchers, students, university leaders and entrepreneurs via digital format to share research updates and opportunities for collaboration.

Programme Overview (tentative; finalised version available October 26)

Monday 23 November - ½ and full day workshops*

Tuesday 24 November - Opening Ceremony; Parallel Workshops

Wednesday 25 November - Parallel Workshops

Thursday 26 November - Parallel Workshops; Closing Remarks

Friday 27 November - ½ and full day workshops*


The Opening Ceremony will take place on the morning of Tuesday, 24 Nov. This will be followed by Parallel Workshops. Register for the Opening Ceremony here.

Parallel Workshops maximise the options for each participant. Customise your schedule around sessions in which you are interested! Each workshop runs for 1-2 hours, followed by Q&A sessions and an opportunity to 'meet' with individual presenters in breakout rooms.

*Workshops longer than 2 hours will be scheduled on Monday, 23 Nov and Friday, 27 Nov.

On Thursday 26 Nov, the Closing Workshop and Final Remarks will unite the community to summarise our experience and share the vision for the future of SASUF. This event is scheduled for late morning.

Short breaks are scheduled between every session. Participants are encouraged to get a coffee, go for a walk, or otherwise take a pause from their computer screen.

Email for more information.

Organise your schedule

Full programme available at

Organised workshops are a vital component to the programme, with topics linked to research, education or innovation between South Africa and Sweden. Workshops will be spread out over the week, to maximise the options available to participants.

Workshop topics include:

Research findings from collaborations between South Africa & Sweden related to the United Nations SDGs

Bridging Academia, Industry & Society

Internationalisation & Digital Collaboration

Capacity Development for Emerging Researchers

The Call for Workshops closed on 15 October.

Registration is free. Please use a valid email address; you will need access to this address to receive email confirmation and webinar links.

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South Africa - Sweden University Forum


Forging Research Collaboration between the
Global South and North

The South Africa-Sweden University Forum (SASUF) is a strategic internationalisation project running from 2017-2020 aiming to strengthen ties between Sweden and South Africa in research, education and innovation.

SASUF is a collaboration between 37 universities together with embassies, civil society organisations, funding agencies & ministries in both countries.

In addressing the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, SASUF is structured along 6 major research challenges: