Swedish delegation visits universities in South Africa and Botswana

In March UKÄ (Swedish Higher Education Authority) along with The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) will arrange a trip to South Africa and Botswana for vice-chancellors.

Develop partnerships

The purpose of the trip is to further develop existing partnerships as well as to initiate new partnerships. The program will include visits to a number of universities and other institutions. It will end with a workshop in Cape Town, to which the vice-chancellors of all higher education institutions in South Africa are invited.

Fifteen vice-chancellors will participate

The trip to the two countries is included in the Swedish Higher Education Authority management development project and fifteen vice-chancellors from Swedish universities will participate.

The delegation will also include State Secretary Karin Röding and representatives from the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte), The Swedish Research Council (Formas) and the Swedish Institute (SI). University Chancellor Harriet Wallberg (Swedish Higher Education Authority) and Andreas Göthenberg, CEO at STINT, will host the trip.

Sweden has a long tradition of cooperation with South Africa in various fields, including education and research. The relationship with Botswana has previously largely been characterized by development cooperation.