SASUF Workshop: Cimate change, natural resources and sustainability of the Research and Innovation week – Air quality in South Africa


Place: North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Building G5, Room G07 

Date: 18 May 2018

Time: 09:30 – 12:00


09:15: Coffee/Tea

09:30: Pieter van Zyl – Opening and welcome

09:40: Paul Beukes – Scientific overview of Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group activities at the NWU

10:00: Marie Thynell – TBA (School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg

10:20: Luanne Stevens – TBA (Gondwana Group, Johanneburg)

10:40: Janne Rinne – TBA (Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University)

11:00: Brigitte Language – TBA (Climatology Research Group, NWU)

11:20: Micky Josipovic – Technical overview of Welgegund atmospheric monitoring site (Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group, NWU)

11:35 – 12:00: Discussion on future collaboration between South African and Swedish researchers

12:00: International delegates visit Welgegund atmospheric monitoring site

13:30: Light Lunch for visiting international delegates

14:30: International delegates depart to OR Tambo airport

About the workshop:

The South African – Sweden University Forum (SASUF) is an initiative to promote collaboration between the two countries in which a number of universities in South Africa (including NWU) and Sweden are signatories. The SASUF project runs from 2017 – 2020, and is jointly funded by the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation Research and Higher Education (STINT) and the South African National Research Foundation (NRF). In view of this project, a Research and Innovation week takes place from 14-18 May 2018 in South Africa during which seminars, workshops and symposiums will occur across South Africa at various universities. Under the theme Climate change, natural resources and sustainability of the Research and Innovation week, a workshop: Air quality in South Africa, will hosted at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University on 18 May 2018.

Limited seats available: Please RSVP before Wednesday, 16 May at 17:00 to Dr Pieter van Zyl: