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Sunday, May 3
 

16:30

Nobel Prize Museum: A Guided Visit
Based on the Nobel Prize’s unique combination of the fields of natural sciences, literature and peace, we invite you to join a guided tour to meet freedom fighters, writers and scientists who all contributed to the greatest benefit to humankind.
Address: Börshuset, Stortorget 2, Gamla stan, Stockholm
You must RSVP in your registration to this event. If you did not register and wish to join this event, please email sasuf@uu.se to see if there is still space.

Sunday May 3, 2020 16:30 - 19:00
 
Monday, May 4
 

08:00

Transdisciplinary approaches to small-scale aquaculture solutions for food security
The event will take place at UGOT’s marine station at Tjärnö. Transport from Gothenburg to Tjärnö will be arranged in the morning of the 4th of May. The programme includes a tour of the station and a boat trip to the archipelago and a four-hour seminar with invited keynote speakers. The aim is to broaden the understanding of transdisciplinary research methods for rural development as well as the importance of aquaculture for food security. The seminar will be broadcasted live using state of the art video conference system to reach a broad audience including students and staff in both countries.
Maximum number of participants: 30
Keywords: Seafood, aquaculture, rurual development, transdisciplinary methods, video seminar
Contact details: Dr. Lisa Jönsson Bergman, elisabeth.jonsson@bioenv.gu.se, +46766229678
Additional Themes: 1, 3

Monday May 4, 2020 08:00 - 19:00
University of Gothenburg

08:15

Open Education and Open Data for Social Justice: Institutional Strategies to Address SDGs
New digital innovations and open practices are changing the global university landscape and providing new opportunities to promote social justice and reach Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Unlocking the potential of “big data” provides novel opportunities to understand public health imperatives and address key SDGs, and even greater potential for research, teaching and practice if data are openly licensed and freely accessible. Open research approaches do, however, require an array of technical, legal, financial and community interventions in order to bring about positive social change. Digitization similarly affords new opportunities to transform teaching and learning, and to promote innovative pedagogical approaches. Open education addresses SDG 4 (“education for all”) and SDG 10 (“reduce inequality within and among countries”), but also requires institutional capacity and infrastructure in order to make a difference.

The challenges associated with growing open education practice and transforming institutional environments to respond to SDGs has deep implications for university academics and managers. The Open Education for Social Justice (OE4SJ) initiative is a collaboration between researchers in South Africa and Sweden, aims to develop a conceptual framework to explore the contextual, country-specific nuances of open education approaches that can benefit students, lecturers and the public at large. In parallel, the open data for research initiative in the SASUF meeting will liaise the Swedish National Data Service (SND) and collaborators in South Africa, and aims to support researchers with coordinated and quality-assured system for finding, describing and disseminating research data.
This one-day session is comprised of a series of presentations and workshops to guide future activities in open research and open education, and explore the contextual nuances of the Swedish and South African country contexts.
Maximum number of participants: 80
Keywords: Big data, e-health, open education, social justice
Contact details: Laith Hussain-Alkhateeb, laith.hussain@gu.se
Anne Algers, anne.algers@gu.se
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Centre, Medicinaregatan 20, 413 90 Göteborg
Additional Themes: 2, 4, 6

Monday May 4, 2020 08:15 - 17:00
University of Gothenburg

08:30

Body size, mental health and inequalities: New partnerships for research and education in life course and health equity studies
Our initiative concerns the burden of overweight and obesity and its strong social patterning in South Africa and Sweden. We strive to use complementary sources of information from surveys, cohort studies and register data linkages in South Africa and Sweden, and apply methods from life course epidemiology to investigate and address the social and developmental origins and consequences of overweight and obesity, negative body image, disordered eating and related psychological problems across the life course and across generations. The aim of the meeting is to share and expand our international research networks and to enrich our teaching and dissemination activities in public health and equity.
Keywords: Social determinants of health, health inequalities, obesity, disordered eating, non-communicable diseases
Contact details: Prof Dr Ilona Koupil, ilona.koupil@su.se, +46735722932
Venue: Stockholm University Department of Public Health Sciences, Sveavägen 160 (Sveaplan), 106 91 Stockholm

Monday May 4, 2020 08:30 - 12:00
Stockholm University

09:00

Hands-on workshop on molecular docking and molecular dynamics for identification of lead compounds of anti-diabetes significance
*2-day event*
As a way of knowledge transfer and capacity development, the events will involve hands-on training on computational tools to screen hits for identification of molecules of antidiabetes significance, and seminars on the burden of diabetes. These activities will also be employed to foster research engagements, strengthening of international prospects of emerging researchers and pave way for further collaborative works as contained in SDG 17. The program will last for two days and its outcomes could be vital in improving human health management system within the niche of diabetes care.
Keywords: Diabetes, Molecular dynamics, Molecular docking, Enzyme kinetics, Capacity building
Contact details: Docent N. Arul Murugan, murugan@kth.se, +46 734917189
Venue: RB15, Rolackstullsbacken 15, Albanova University Center

Monday May 4, 2020 09:00 - 16:00
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

09:00

Plant biotechnology - for a long-term sustainable future for life on Earth and beyond
We will discuss how biotechnology of plants and microbes can be used to meet several UN goals (screen for more productive and stress tolerant plants in tropical versus arctic regions, how plants and microbes can increase the fertility of soil and contribute to an enhanced forest and food production, clean up  polluted areas and produce sustainable energy). Includes health issues and bioeconomy and a broader approach to understand the evolution and survival of life on Earth and beyond Earth. Introduce Swedish space research.
Keywords: Biotechnology, plants, microbes food production, stress tolerence
Contact details: Prof Anita Sellstedt, anita.sellstedt@umu.se, +46 90 786 77 56
Website: https://www.umu.se/en/startpage/subsites/campaign/sasuf-2020/

Monday May 4, 2020 09:00 - 16:00
Umeå University

09:00

Workshop on Labour Economics
This research workshop will stimulate cooperation across institutions on questions related to labour markets, migration and segregation.
Keywords: Labour markets, migration, segregation
Contact: Per-Anders Edin, per-anders.edin@nek.uu.se, +46 18 471 1097

Monday May 4, 2020 09:00 - 16:00
Uppsala University

10:00

Machine Learning for Radar, Radio and Astronomy
The workshop connects researchers and industry from high-rate, high-volume data processing fields such as Radar, Radio and Astronomy with researchers and developers in the area of Machine Learning, for experience exchange and networking. The event plans for invited talks from Swedish and South African universities, local industry and organizations such as the Square Kilometer Array South Africa and the Swedish National Space Agency / Nationellt Rymddatalabb Hub.
Keywords: Machine learning, neural networks, digital signal processing, high-rate high-volume data
Contact details: Flavius Gruian, flavius.gruian@cs.lth.se, +46 462224518

Monday May 4, 2020 10:00 - 15:00
Lund University

10:00

Sustainable and safe mobility
Mobility enhances urban life and the ability to access and benefit from city amenities and opportunities. Making cities sustainable is a key aspiration reflected in several of the UN 2030 SDGs. Although transportation is necessary it brings many challenges: e.g. fossil fuel dependence, emissions, injuries and deaths, and gives rise to noise and congestion. The purpose of this seminar day is to discuss ongoing research in Sweden and South Africa mainly pertaining to public transportation in order to find common ground for future research projects on sustainable and safe mobility involving researchers from the two countries. 
Keywords: Sustainable mobility, Public transportation, Urbanisation, Safety, Electrification
Contact details: Johan Jansson, johan.jansson@fek.lu.se

Monday May 4, 2020 10:00 - 15:00
Lund University

10:00

Innovative teaching strategies to train professionals for the future
We will share innovative teaching strategies to optimize learning for a new generation of students in a global society. These teaching strategies should be implemented and reflected upon in selected cohorts of students in the participating departments. Activities will be focused on enhancing students academic performance, but also focus on the development of skills and competencies during clinical placement in a profession where artificial intelligence (AI) is raising many questions about the stimulation of critical thinking skills for the training of employable graduates. Examples of such strategies include peer-learning, simulation-based learning, problem-based learning, and critical thinking.
Keywords: Global society, Internationalisation, Innovative teaching, Enhanced performance, Critical thinking
Contact details: Dr Bodil-T Andersson, bodil-t.andersson@med.lu.se, +46703697122 

Monday May 4, 2020 10:00 - 16:00
Lund University

10:00

Sustainable approaches to the water - energy - food nexus
This satellite event will highlight current initiatives and projects in both South Africa and Sweden to the water – energy – food nexus. The focus will on new approaches for wastewater treatment, lignocellulosic biorefineries and valorisation of by-products in the food industry with focus on vegetable proteins. Furthermore, connections will be highlighted and common approaches/needs will be discussed. The event will not only update the general public on current activities but also stimulate interactions between the general public and researchers from South Africa and Sweden.  
Keywords: Wastewater treatment, biorefineries, sustainable food
Contact details: Prof. Frank Lipnizki, frank.lipnizki@chemeng.lth.se, +46 70 54386 63

Monday May 4, 2020 10:00 - Tuesday May 5, 2020 16:00
Lund University

12:00

Malmö and Lund universities satellite partner days
*2-day event*
Lund University and Malmö University are located ~30 minutes apart. Participants will enjoy an introduction as well as experience the special profiles of each university. The activity starts on Monday at Malmö University and continues on Tuesday at Lund University. Participants are invited to a networking dinner on Monday evening with staff and students from the two universities.
At Malmö University participants will be introduced to 1) social innovation for sustainability, 2) challenge based learning for sustainability, 3) teaching education and gender for sustainability, 4) lärosäten syd collaboration, and 5) research environments.
At Lund University participants will be introduced to 1) international processes, organization and partners, 2) student involvement, student support, widening participation, global competencies, 3) large research infrastructures, 4) the European University Initiative project EUGLOW, and 5) research environments.
Keywords: Internationalisation, social innovation, challenge based learning, student involvement, large projects
Contact details: Pär Svensson, par.svensson@er.lu.se, +46462227742
Niklas Nannskog, niklas.nannskog@mau.se, +46700831454
Additional Themes: 1, 2, 3, Internationalisation, Collaboration with surrounding society/NGOs, Interactive/digital collaboration, themes relevant to university management, funding agencies, ministries

Monday May 4, 2020 12:00 - 16:00
Malmö University

13:00

Unpacking rural differentiation in South Africa as a policy challenge & Spatial Challenges from peri-urban expansion of small rural towns in South Africa
This event will highlight the findings from the research(es) by participating students on our SASUF project. The Research & Innovation Week (4-8 May 2020) is an important platform for knowledge exchange and interrogation of our research findings.
Objectives include:
  • Present the research findings in preparation for publication
  • Enable students to obtain critical feedback from an international community of scholars.
  •  Convene a meeting with all project partners and students
  • Enable the South African team to visit the Swedish partners to conclude and wrap-up of the SASUF project.
  • Generate sustainable collaborative networks ‘between’ the participating universities, staff members and students
  • Setting an agenda for further collaboration(s), and a viable student and staff exchange programme
A total six of students and three researchers (lecturers) from three universities from South Africa will attend - the University of Venda, University of Free State, and University of Johannesburg.

Keywords: Ecosystems, Seafood, Aquaculture, Poverty, Rural, Small Towns, Urban Settlement
Contact details:
 
Prof. Nils Ekelund, nils.ekelund.mau.se, +46725539687
Venue: STORM, Gäddan


Monday May 4, 2020 13:00 - 16:00
Malmö University

18:30

Malmö Dinner Event - Town Hall
More information to be shared with participants in the Southern Region of Sweden.

Monday May 4, 2020 18:30 - 20:30
Malmö University

19:00

Umeå Dinner Event
Dinner for all participants attending satellite events in Umeå.

Monday May 4, 2020 19:00 - 21:00
Umeå University

19:00

Dinner - Western Sweden
This is a dinner for all participants attending satellite events in Gothenburg.
Maximum number of participants: 150
Contact: Sarah Blichfeldt, International relations officer, International Centre, sarah.blichfeldt@gu.se
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Centre, Medicinaregatan 20, 413 90 Göteborg

Monday May 4, 2020 19:00 - 21:00
University of Gothenburg
 
Tuesday, May 5
 

08:00

Bus transport to University West
Pick up venue will be shared at a later date.
Bus transport from Gothenburg to University West, Trollhättan, Sweden
Time: 08:00
Contact person in Sweden: Sarah Blichfeldt, International relations officer, International Centre, sarah.blichfeldt@gu.se, +46766184311
 

Tuesday May 5, 2020 08:00 - 08:15
University of Gothenburg

08:00

Parasitology and Mycology with the emphasis on diagnostic methods
Parasitology and Mycology will be the emphasis on this day together with different diagnostic methods. The plan is to meet at Academic University Hospital and have a tour of the diagnostic laboratory. In the afternoon will different seminars be held and further discussion on collaboration and future funding be discussed.
Keywords: Parasitology, Mycology, Diagnosis
Contact details: Johan Lindh, johan.lindh@icm.uu.se

Tuesday May 5, 2020 08:00 - 17:00
Uppsala University

09:00

Malmö and Lund universities satellite partner days
*2-day event*
Lund University and Malmö University are located ~30 minutes apart. Participants will enjoy an introduction as well as experience the special profiles of each university. The activity starts on Monday at Malmö University and continues on Tuesday at Lund University. Participants are invited to a networking dinner on Monday evening with staff and students from the two universities.
At Malmö University participants will be introduced to 1) social innovation for sustainability, 2) challenge based learning for sustainability, 3) teaching education and gender for sustainability, 4) lärosäten syd collaboration, and 5) research environments.
At Lund University participants will be introduced to 1) international processes, organization and partners, 2) student involvement, student support, widening participation, global competencies, 3) large research infrastructures, 4) the European University Initiative project EUGLOW, and 5) research environments.
Keywords: Internationalisation, social innovation, challenge based learning, student involvement, large projects
Contact details: Pär Svensson, par.svensson@er.lu.se, +46462227742
Niklas Nannskog, niklas.nannskog@mau.se, +46700831454
Additional Themes: 1, 2, 3, Internationalisation, Collaboration with surrounding society/NGOs, Interactive/digital collaboration, themes relevant to university management, funding agencies, ministries

Tuesday May 5, 2020 09:00 - 12:00
Lund University

09:00

Using register and District Health Information Systems (DHIS) for policymaking and evaluation of Health Services – How do we get all stakeholders on board?
Modern information technology – including the DHIS - allow the use of routine information derived from health care services utilization for analysis/needs assessment, priority making in policy formulation, and for quality assurance and evaluation of the effect of implemented policies. However, experience shows that there are many pitfalls in constructing sustainable information systems based on the inputs of top-level experts/professionals. Therefore a participatory process is needed where stakeholder involvement is present in every step of the cycle. These Health Information Systems are critical for the monitoring and evaluation of progress to fulfill SDG 3 Health targets.
 
The mentioned issues, and the research challenges they will entail, will be presented and discussed using the participants’ experience from real life examples in Sweden and South Africa. Obstacles will be examined during the half-day workshop. A collaborative project pertaining to the mentioned issues, between LU, UU and DUT will be presented for discussion.
Keywords: Big Data, Health Policy, Health Information Systems, Stakeholder participation
Contact details:
Mats Målqvist, mats.malqvist@kbh.uu.se, +46702673545

Tuesday May 5, 2020 09:00 - 14:00
Uppsala University

09:00

Above- and belowground ecosystem services in organic and conventional fruit farming
The global demand for organically farmed products is increasing as consumers become aware of the lower environmental impact of organic farming. Organic growers have to rely on provision of multiple ecosystem services as they cannot replace natural regulatory processes (e.g. biological control) by artificial inputs (e.g. synthetic pesticide. The provision of individual ecosystem services in organic production systems can be actively supported by management decisions, but it remains unknown to what extent individual management practices affect the relationships between multiple above- and belowground ecosystem services. In this satellite event we want to discuss the ecological mechanisms that underlie the simultaneous provision of above- and belowground ecosystem services resulting from different ground cover management options in organic fruit orchards. We will present current knowledge and discuss future collaborations between South Africa and Sweden that can inform decisions about ground cover management in organic orchards at the lowest possible management intensity.
Keywords: Ecosystem services, organic farming, management, biodiversity
Contact details:
Prof. Regina Lindborg, regina.lindborg@natgeo.su.se, +46 8 164768
Venue: Stockholm University

Tuesday May 5, 2020 09:00 - 15:00
Stockholm University

09:00

Sustainability through Cybersecurity
You are welcome to register to the SASUF event on “Sustainability through Cybersecurity”. To attend please prepare a 15-20 minute presentation or discussion points on this broad topic and please send to the contact persons Fredrik Blix blix@dsv.su.se, and Oliver Popov, Oliver.Popov@dsv.su.se at the latest by April 20th, 2020. The aim of the workshop, which is a part of the SASUF initiative “Global Sustainability through Cybersecurity” to commence a discourse and eventually identify interesting areas for research on the role of cybersecurity relative to global societal sustainability.
Keywords: Cyber Security and Resilience, Digital Sustainability, Sharing Global Threat Intelligence
Contact details:
Fredrik Blix, blix@dsv.su.se, +46707777917
Oliver Popov, oliver.popov@dsv.su.se, +46734618868
Venue: Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, Borgarfjordsgatan 12, Kista, Stockholm, Sweden

Tuesday May 5, 2020 09:00 - 15:00
Stockholm University

09:00

Hands-on workshop on molecular docking and molecular dynamics for identification of lead compounds of anti-diabetes significance
*2-day event*
As a way of knowledge transfer and capacity development, the events will involve hands-on training on computational tools to screen hits for identification of molecules of antidiabetes significance, and seminars on the burden of diabetes. These activities will also be employed to foster research engagements, strengthening of international prospects of emerging researchers and pave way for further collaborative works as contained in SDG 17. The program will last for two days and its outcomes could be vital in improving human health management system within the niche of diabetes care.
Keywords: Diabetes, Molecular dynamics, Molecular docking, Enzyme kinetics, Capacity building
Contact details: Docent N. Arul Murugan, murugan@kth.se, +46 734917189
Venue: RB15, Rolackstullsbacken 15, Albanova University Center

Tuesday May 5, 2020 09:00 - 16:00
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

09:00

Diversity and Health of Pollinating Insects and Plants
We will explore global concerns around the loss of biodiversity (plants and insects) and how this affects the global ecosystem health and food production. Based on this, we will identify key research goals for future research collaborations and student exchange (e.g. with regard to bee health, insect monitoring, pest control, pollination management, plant-insect-microbe interactions).
Keywords: Ecosystem productivity, biodiversity, plants, pollination, insects
Contact details: Natuschka Lee, natuschka.lee@umu.se, +46 90 786 5447
Website: https://www.umu.se/en/startpage/subsites/campaign/sasuf-2020/

Tuesday May 5, 2020 09:00 - 16:00
Umeå University

09:00

Emerging Health Challenges in South Africa and Sweden
The world is becoming increasingly globalized with health challenges that ignore national borders. Determinants such as nutrition, climate change, socioeconomic inequalities and increasingly aging populations are emerging as important for health and well-being worldwide.
It is essential to understand and improve how societies organize themselves in achieving collective health goals, and how different actors interact in policy and implementation processes to contribute to policy outcomes. Interdisciplinary research conducted in dialogue with decision makers and service providers can contribute to the strengthening of systems and implementation of interventions.
Keywords: child and adolescents, health system and policy, malnutrition and climate change, complex inequalities, diabetes
Contact details
Anneli Ivarsson, anneli.ivarsson@umu.se, +46 90 786 5186
Masoud Vaezghasemi, masoud.vaezghasemi@umu.se, +46 90 786 77 30
Website: https://www.umu.se/en/startpage/subsites/campaign/sasuf-2020/
Additional themes: Theme 1, 4

Tuesday May 5, 2020 09:00 - 16:00
Umeå University

09:00

Promoting social change for sustainability. Aspects of education and informal finance
We will share and discuss examples of social transformation and sustainability.
There will first be a school visit to exemplify the implementation of ESD aiming to promote students agency for change in society. We will also watch the documentary ‘’Who Runs the World?!’ Women and Informal Finances in South Africa’; a result of the SASUF collaboration between Umeå University and the University of Zululand which examines informal financial markets and the role of women from an interdisciplinary perspective. The screening will be followed by a session of Q&A and poster presentations.
After lunch we will arrange small group discussions to share and deepen experiences regarding activities promoting agency for social change in society.
Keywords: Agency for social change, education, sustainable development, empowerment, informal finances, women/gender
Contact details:
 
Annika Manni, annika.manni@umu.se, +46 90 786 80 51
Elise Dermineur Reuterswärd, elise.dermineur@umu.se, +46 73 360 08 89
Website: https://www.umu.se/en/startpage/subsites/campaign/sasuf-2020/

Tuesday May 5, 2020 09:00 - 16:00
Umeå University

09:00

Person-centered eHealth in health care
This event will bring in knowledge of person-centered care practices and experience on cultural and linguistic challenges. This event aims to describe research projects that develop, implement and evaluate digital tools to provide communicative support to promote coping, health and well-being.
The symposium will have various topics, e.g., person-centered communication; communicating with communication vulnerable persons; interactive design; and research designs related to complex interventions.
Maximum number of participants: 100
Keywords: Communication, Complex interventions, Health care, Interactive design, Person-centered care
Contact details
Stefan Nilsson, stefan.nilsson.4@gu.se, +46738538951
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Centre, Medicinaregatan 20, 413 90 Göteborg

Tuesday May 5, 2020 09:00 - 16:00
University of Gothenburg

09:00

Sustainable living and Health; environmental aspects at housing, neighbourhood, workplace and societal levels in shaping the health of population
While climate change may bring some localized benefits, such as fewer winter deaths in temperate climates and increased food production in certain areas, it has successfully failed the population health in overall. Climate change affects social and environmental determinants of health – clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter and poses a serious threat to sustainable urban development, placing many cities at risk. As a results, local authorities face the challenge of finding ways to include adaptation strategies into their work, although related knowledge and competencies are scarce and fragmented.

In the context where ill-health is not normally distributed but inextricably linked to disadvantaged households and societies, this workshop intends to address and promote aspects related to housing equity (in terms of housing structure, inside- and outside-air pollution, household density and source of vulnerability to ill-health), neighbouring environment (in terms of safety, geo-location in relation to blue and green areas, traffic system), workplaces (work and heat, chronic diseases, maternal and neonatal outcomes) as well as climate change and SES class as a threat of infectious diseases (e.g. chikungunya and dengue), both in EU and African context.
A one-day session to accommodate a series of presentation and workshops to guide future priorities in research and action plan. The final session will be a focused-meeting to develop new research areas by defining some corresponding research groups (from both countries) and ending with an “early draft” of a theme and grant application plan.

Maximum number of participants: 40
Keywords: climate change; sustainability; urbanization; workplace; societal and environmental; population health
Contact details: Laith Hussain-Alkhateeb, laith.hussain@gu.se
Kristina Jakobsson, kristina.jakobsson@amm.gu.se
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Centre, Medicinaregatan 20, 413 90 Göteborg
Additional Themes: 1, 3, 4, 5

Tuesday May 5, 2020 09:00 - 16:00
University of Gothenburg

09:00

Swedish Education in times of restructuring and global challenges
The Swedish Education Act states that all children and young people are to have equal access to education, regardless of gender, where they live or social or economic factors, making it the “Education for All” in a strong welfare society discourse. However, this model is today challenged by New Public Management policies, as well as segregating forces due to migration and economic restructuring. This will be discussed in an introductory lecture at University West in Trollhättan and followed up by two visits in different school settings in the area.
Keywords: Education in Sweden, equality, welfare state, marketisation, migration
Contact details:
 
Prof. Kerstin von Brömssen, kerstin.von-bromssen@hv.se

Tuesday May 5, 2020 09:00 - 16:30
University West

09:00

4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) Technologies and Sustainability in Built Environment
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies such as Blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) provide platforms for tackling sustainability issues in the built environment (BE).  Although the utility of such platforms could enable sustainable production and consumption, studies focusing on this nexus within the BE context are limited. To bridge this gap, the proposed event seeks to:
  • Explore the usefulness of various 4IR technologies in enhancing Sustainable BE;
  • Engage on how to deploy various 4IR technologies in engendering Sustainable BE, and;
  • Establish collaborative research in the area of 4IR and Sustainable BE.
Keywords: Built Environment, Sustainability, Technology, 4th Industrial Revolution
Contact details:
 
Dr Radhlinah Aulin, radhlinah.aulin@construction.lth.se, +46 72 7202322

Tuesday May 5, 2020 09:00 - 17:00
Lund University

09:00

Leveraging the Sustainable Development Goals to Transform Edible Insects & Livelihoods in Africa
The edible insect economy in Sub-Saharan Africa remains largely unregulated with prices determined by the buyer rather than the seller. The goal is to contribute towards an increasing awareness and potential for enhancing per capita insect production and consumption in a sustainable manner, thereby ensuring beneficial valorisation of insects at the rural level. Increasingly, insects as food have a key role to play in sustainable food systems. We Invite academia, private actors and civil society to expand our common understanding on how to reduce poverty and inequality to move the social justice discourse forward.
Keywords: Commercialisation, edible insects, food security, social transformation, sustainability
Contact details:
 
Associate Prof. Linley Chiwona-Karltun, linley.karltun@slu.se, +46 73 951 6424

Tuesday May 5, 2020 09:00 - 17:00
SLU Uppsala

09:00

ECHO Zone Värnamo
Childhood obesity is a major health challenge in Sweden and South Africa. ECHO zone is an society-based intervention addressing the challenge. The focus of the event is to see and learn how the intervention ECHO zone is implemented i.e. implementation of the intervention ECHO zone observed in practice. Seminars with participation of persons engaged in the work in Värnamo (local government, politicians as well as other stakeholders in society). Workshop and possibility to some of the key activities. Strategies to overcome obstacles when implementing ECHO zone. Experiences of engaging families, pre-schools and health care. How is evidence-building conducted?
Keywords: Society-based intervention, childhood obesity, evidence-building
Contact details:
 
Peter Bergsten, peter.bergsten@mcb.uu.se

Tuesday May 5, 2020 09:00 - 17:00
Värnamo

09:30

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in Research and Education
Workshop to explore and develop the field of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in research and higher education.
Keywords: Work Integrated Learning, Research, Education
Contact details:
 
Professor Per Assmo, per.assmo@hv.se, +46-520-223666
Additional themes: 2, 3

Tuesday May 5, 2020 09:30 - 16:30
University West

10:00

An initiative to contribute knowledge and social development strategies for social change through child agency and participation
Researchers and representatives from NGOs and government departments will discuss child healthcare. The aim is to scrutinize official documents, policies and practices to create a basis for a comparative analysis of policy frameworks on child participation in South Africa and Sweden. Information will be compiled about child participation in social change by comparing and analysing the social care system in South Africa and Sweden as seen by researchers, field workers and families.
Keywords: Social change, Participation, Children in care, Policy, Practice
Contact details:
 
Marianne Larsson Lindahl, marianne.larsson_lindahl@soch.lu.se, +46462229897

Tuesday May 5, 2020 10:00 - 15:00
Lund University

10:00

Capacity building to improve women’s health with focus at maternal and child health in rural areas in South Africa and in Sweden
In the context of Sustainable Development Goal 3 and women’s and children's health, this event aims to bring together researchers and students from universities from both Sweden and from South Africa and representatives from NGOs. We will arrange an open seminar and a knowledge exchange workshop to facilitate a networking space for future research development with particular reference to maternal health management. Drawing from this interdisciplinary exchange the applicants will design a larger proposal for future collaborative research between the two countries in the field of understanding and improving women’s health in Sweden and South Africa.
Keywords: Knowledge exchange, women's and children's health, collaboration
Contact details:
 
Vanja Berggren, vanja.berggren@ki.se, +46 08-52483604
Venue: Hall 204, Zanderska Huset, Alfred Nobels Allé 23, Huddinge

Tuesday May 5, 2020 10:00 - 16:00
Karolinska Institutet

13:00

Lund Networking Lunch
Light networking lunch. Addtional information will be shared prior to the lunch

Tuesday May 5, 2020 13:00 - 14:00
Lund University

13:00

Challenging status quo: Academia and norm critical pedagogy for social change
The event is offered as a follow-up of Transforming the curriculum: Disruptive thinking and responsible research, held at CPUT in May 2019. We seek to initiate in-depth discussions related to disruptive thinking and decolonisastion of curriculum by focusing on the educational pursuit of norm critical pedagogy and methodologies for social transformation. Research on norm critical pedagogy is pertinent when seeking to educate a new generation of researchers so as to enable them to challenge existing norms, and knowledge systems and take on their role as responsible and ethical academics.
Keywords: Social transformation, norm critical pedagogy, ethical research, responsible researcher
Contact details:
 
Prof. Hilde Ibsen, hilde.ibsen@kau.se, +46547001796

Tuesday May 5, 2020 13:00 - 14:30
University West

13:00

Narrative Tools for Inclusive Education and Learning about Contested Ecologies
This workshop addresses narrative resources (such as storytelling, filmmaking, and aestehtic art forms) as educational tools in relation to participation and involvement in management of resources and development in local society. Drawing on intersections between urban ecology, postcolonial studies, pedagogy, healthcare practices and narratology we will discuss conditions for participation in societal issues among students and their social settings in educational programs in Cape Town as well as in Stockholm and possible roles of narrative tools in these matters.
Keywords: Narrative, participation, education & urban ecology
Contact details:
 
Staffan Josephsson, staffan.josephsson@ki.se
Additional themes: 1, 2, 3
Venue: Karolinska Institutet, Division of Occupational therapy, Alfred Nobels Allé 23, Huddinge

Tuesday May 5, 2020 13:00 - 15:00
Karolinska Institutet

13:00

Mobility needs of older adults in Sweden and South Africa: promoting health and equitability
Researchers, students, stakeholders and the public are invited to a collaborative workshop on mobility needs for older adults in Sweden. During the workshop researchers from South Africa will present data from interviews and the participants will be able to reflect on similarities and differences between the countries. Further discussions will focus on mobility needs for older adults in Sweden, equitability and health. The collaboration technique used in the workshops is called “world café” and have the potential to investigate complex issues useful in marginalized communities.
Keywords: Mobility, healthy, equitability, Older adults
Contact details: Ann-Helen Patomella, ann-helen.patomella@ki.se, +46 8 52483726
Venue: Karolinska Institutet, Alfred Nobels Allé 23, Huddinge

Tuesday May 5, 2020 13:00 - 16:00
Karolinska Institutet

13:00

Deagrarianisation: what are the underlying reasons and effects with focus on livelihoods, poverty reduction and climate change
Over half a million households in South Africa’s communal areas disengaged from farming between 2011 and 2016. This trend is mirrored in other parts of the world, including Sweden. At the same time, planting your own food might might be an important adaptation strategy in face of climate change. This half-day workshop unites researchers working on the broad theme of deagrarianisation across contexts in Africa and Europe. We will present and discuss research and build new networks - forging a better understanding of the reasons behind and the effects of deagrarianisation across contexts.
Keywords: Deagrarianisation, farming, climate change, livelihoods
Contact details:
 
Klara Fischer, klara.fischer@slu.se, +4618671771
Additional themes: 1, 3

Tuesday May 5, 2020 13:00 - 17:00
SLU Uppsala

14:00

Remote sensing and multispectral imaging for plants and food stuff to meet UN´s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
We will visit some of the companies in the Malmö/Lund region in conjunction with the program. Young researchers and MSc students will be invited to the tour. The area of remote sensing for agriculture, food production and urban green spaces is topical, thus we will present a program interesting for the larger audience. More specific discussion will be held during site visits and separate meetings. The event is dependent on funding for the short-term collaborative project with the same name.
Keywords: Remote sensing, satellite, urban planning, food security, food production
Contact details:
 
Erik Alexandersson, erik.alexandersson@slu.se

Tuesday May 5, 2020 14:00 - 16:30
SLU Alnarp

18:00

Reception in Stockholm
Welcome to a reception hosted by KTH, SU and KI. Mingle with colleagues from South Africa and Sweden while enjoying a nice view over Stockholm.
Address: KTH top floor veranda, Brinellvägen 8, floor 11, 114 28 Stockholm
Finger food and refreshments will be served
Dress code: Business casual
You must RSVP in your registration to this event. If you did not register and wish to join this event, please email sasuf@uu.se to see if there is still space.

Tuesday May 5, 2020 18:00 - 20:00
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
 
Wednesday, May 6
 

09:30

Connect City2Arts
This seminar will intensively discuss and exchange ideas between South African and Swedish researchers on the potential of arts-based research to communicate 'inclusiveness, safety, resilience and sustainability' with society. The event will include visual arts exhibition (photographs and film) based on the results obtained from the ongoing projects at the participating universities. Consolidating Partnerships of Arts-based Research Group. This will be done to enhance the partnership fundamental objectives of SASUF.
Keywords: Arts-based research, communication, sciences impact, sustainable city, social transformation
Contact details:
 
Zeinab Noureddine Tag-Eldeen, zeinab.tag.eldeen@slu.se, +46707311600

Wednesday May 6, 2020 09:30 - 11:00
SLU Uppsala

11:00

Sustainable Urbanisation-Informal Settlements Study Group
The event will take a form of a seminar to intensively discuss and exchange ideas between South African and Swedish researchers on Sustainable Urbanisation with a special focus on Informal Settlement. The purpose of the seminar is to consolidate the Research Methodologies of Proposal; identify and provide scientific rationale for case areas in Sweden and South Africa that will provide lived experiences of livelihoods, Governance Approaches and Planning Approaches in Informal Settlements. Consolidating Partnerships of Team of Informal Settlement Research Group. This will be done within the framework of SASUF to enhance the partnership fundamental objectives of SASUF.
Keywords: Informal settlement study group, partnership consolidation, reserch methodologies
Contact details:
 
Zeinab Noureddine Tag-Eldeen, zeinab.tag.eldeen@slu.se, +46707311600 

Wednesday May 6, 2020 11:00 - 12:30
SLU Uppsala

12:00

Vice-Chancellor's Lunch
Lunch and discussion for Vice-Chancellors (or one representative) from each university.
Contact details
Jake Reardon, sasuf@su.se

Wednesday May 6, 2020 12:00 - 15:00
Uppsala University

13:00

Microbial diversity and biotechnology for a sustainable future (Microbiol biotech)
Microorganisms are abundant, present everywhere with enormous diversity. They are scientifically most interesting with high potentials to contribute towards several societal challenges. The focus areas in this specific workshop are: Microbial diversity and evolution, N2-fixation and sustainable agriculture, Soil microbial indicators, Waste- and polluted-water treatment and bioremediation, and Microorganisms for energy production. The overall aim is to consolidate the contacts already established between South African and Swedish scientists in the above focus areas into fruitful scientific collaborations which will include students at all levels in the participating universities.
Keywords: Collaboration, Microorganisms, Diversity, Biotechnology, Circular Bioeconomy
Contact details:
 
Prof. Peter Lindblad, peter.lindblad@kemi.uu.se, +46 70 452 0498
Venue: Ångstömlaboratoriet, Room Å71121

Wednesday May 6, 2020 13:00 - 17:00
Uppsala University

14:00

SASUF Registration, Opening Ceremony, Mingle
Registration begins in the Uppsala University Main Building. During registration, participants are invited to an information session on the 6 Parallel Sessions and meet with the Academic Advisory Committees prior to the Opening Ceremony.
14.00 - Registration Opens, Information Sessions begin, University Main Building
16.00 - SASUF 2020 Opening Ceremony, University Main Building Auditorium
18.00 - Mingle and Network, University Main Building

Contact details: Jake Reardon, sasuf@su.se

Wednesday May 6, 2020 14:00 - 20:00
Uppsala University
 
Thursday, May 7
 

09:00

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.
Contact detailsJake Reardon, sasuf@su.se

Thursday May 7, 2020 09:00 - 17:00
Uppsala University

09:00

 
Friday, May 8
 

09:00

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.
Contact detailsJake Reardon, sasuf@su.se

Friday May 8, 2020 09:00 - 13:30
Uppsala University

09:00

Parallel Sessions - Research Seminar Day 2
Parallel discussions on six different topics.
09.00 Parallel sessions (different venues at Uppsala University)
10.30 Coffee break
12.00 Lunch
13.30 Closing ceremony @University Main Building
14.30 End of programme

Friday May 8, 2020 09:00 - 13:30
Uppsala University