SACF – final Excellence Seminar in Stockholm and Lund

On 14 February, close to a hundred participants from Brazil, China, Indonesia, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and Sweden met in Stockholm for one final seminar. The Swedish Academic Collaboration Forum – SACF – series of seminars were summarised, followed by keynote speech made by Ms Helene Hellmark Knutsson, Swedish Minister for Higher Education and Research.

The SACF project has reached the end and what we together set out to do in 2014 can now be summarised into a list of many important and interesting achievements, for example:

Existing collaborations have been strengthened
New collaborations have been formed
New agreements have been signed
Funding opportunities have arisen
Plans for future cooperation activities are in place
And much more…
We will continue to build on this and create more opportunities for education, research and innovation in our respective countries.

New collaborations

More projects are underway utilising the same platform, i.e. universities and researchers in different parts of the world join forces and organise seminars and meetings where researchers will share and learn from colleagues around the world:

The MIRAI project – connecting Swedish and Japanese Universities through Research, Education and Innovation
The ACCESS project – Academic Collaboration Chile – Sweden
South Africa – Sweden University Forum (under development)
The week ended on Thursday 16 February with a meeting at Lund University for a delegation of Brazilian university representatives and funding agencies, as well as some SACF members. After a fruitful meeting in the morning together with LU researchers, a much-appreciated visit to the MAX IV Laboratory and the European Spallation Source followed in the afternoon.



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