Project with six leading Swedish universities

The project, named Swedish Academic Collaboration Forum (SACF), is shared by six leading Swedish universities: Chalmers, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Linköping, Lund, Uppsala and Stockholm universities. Excellence Seminars have been held in each of the countries in 2015 and 2016 to develop collaborations, increase relations between researchers and to strengthen international partnerships. At each seminar topics of common interest have been selected. From Stockholm University 34 researchers have participated to present and discuss topics such as Sustainable Development, Ageing Societies and Material Science. At each of the five seminars there has also been sessions open for university management to participate in.

Future research collaborations

The theme for the final session in Aula Magna at Stockholm University is how to harness the power of international collaboration and the participants will have roundtable discussions to discuss the challenges specific to each country. The Swedish Minister for Higher Education and Research, Helene Hellmark Knutsson, will give a keynote speech, and there will also be a panel discussion that looks ahead for future pathways for research collaboration in the world.

Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology shared the responsibility for organising the seminar in Singapore in November 2015, and both institutions are also the co-hosts of the final seminar. Following the programme in Aula Magna, the participants are invited to KTH for a closing dinner.

More information

The project was funded by The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation and Higher Education (STINT), the six participating Swedish universities and the hosts in the respective countries.

About SACF and the Stockholm Excellence Seminar: sacf.se/sweden