Where we operate

The collaboration in the core programs with research groups and collaboration through networks is concentrated to sub-Saharan Africa, and with some activities in South East Asia and Latin America.

The ISP collaboration in different countries can be described as follows:

  1. In the ISP core programs (Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics) through direct collaboration with individual research groups and networks of research groups,
  2. Collaboration through coordination of Sida bilateral programs,
  3. Collaboration through separate agreements, with full cost cover from the collaborating partner.

Africa

Botswana

Chemistry
The chemistry program supports the networks NABSA and SEANAC that are coordinated from University of Botswana and the Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI), respectively.

Burkina Faso

Chemistry
Two research groups at the Department of Chemistry at University of Joseph Ki-Zerbo have support from ISP, as well as the network ABN/RABiotech, which is coordinated from the same university.
Mathematics
A research group at the Department of Mathematics at University of Joseph Ki-Zerbo is a member of the network PDE, Modelling and Control.
Physics
A research group at the Department of Physics at University of Joseph Ki-Zerbo has support from ISP, as well as the network AFSIN.

(Link to University of Joseph Ki-Zerbo)

Cameroon

Physics
A research group at the École nationale supérieure polytechnique at the University of Yaoundé I is a member of the network AFSIN.

Eritrea

Physics
A research group at Eritrea Institute of Technology (EIT) is a member of the network EASRSWG.

Ethiopia

Bilateral coordination
ISP is coordinating a bilateral programme at Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) and Addis Ababa University (AAU), both in Addis Abeba.
Chemistry
The chemistry program supports two research groups in chemistry at Addis Ababa University, one at the College of Natural Sciences and one at the College of Health Sciences.
Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics at Addis Ababa University receives support from the mathematics program to the project Capacity Building in Mathematics
Physics
Scientists from Addis Ababa University are members of the network ESARSWG.
Two research groups receive support from ISP.

(Link to Addis Ababa University)

Ghana

Physics
A research group at the Laser & Fibre Optics Centre (LAFOC) of the University of Cape Coast is a member of the network AFSIN.

Ivory Coast

Mathematics
One research group at University of Cocody is a member of the network PDE, Modelling and Control.
Physics
Scientists at Institut National Polytechnique Felix Houphouet-Boigny are members of the network AFSIN.

Kenya

Chemistry
Two research groups at the Department of Chemistry at University of Nairobi receive support from ISP.
Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics at University of Nairobi is a member of the network EAUMP.
Physics
The physics program supports four research groups at University of Nairobi and one research group at the University of Eldoret. Furthermore, scientists from University of Nairobi are members of the networks ESARSWG, MSSEESA and AFSIN. (Link to the Department of Physics at the University of Nairobi)

(Link to University of Nairobi)

Malawi

Physics
Scientists at Catholic University of Malawi are members of the network ESARSWG.

Mali

Mathematics
A research group at USTTB is a member of the ISP-supported network PDE, Modelling and Control.
Physics
The physics program supports a project on Capacity building in spectroscopy and atmospheric science at USTTB, and some scientists are members of the network AFSIN.

(Link to University of Science, Techniques and Technology of Bamako)

Mauritania

Mathematics
One research group at University of Nouakchott is a member of the ISP-supported network PDE, Modelling and Control.

Mozambique

Bilateral coordination
ISP is coordinating a bilateral program at Universidad Eduardo Mondale (UEM) in Maputo, Mozambique.
Physics
A research group at UEM is a member of the network ESARSWG.

Rwanda

Bilateral coordination
Since July 2019 ISP is the Swedish coordinating body of the Sida bilateral program in Rwanda, at University of Rwanda in Kigali.
Chemistry
One research group at the Department of Chemistry, University of Rwanda has support from ISP.
Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics at University of Rwanda is a member of the network EAUMP.
Physics
The physics program support one research group located at two colleges at University of Rwanda.

(Link to University of Rwanda)

Senegal

Mathematics
One research group at Gaston Berger University in Saint Louis is a member of the network PDE, Modelling and Control.
Physics
A research group at University of Cheikh Anta Diop is a member of the network AFSIN.

Tanzania

Bilateral coordination
ISP is coordinating the bilateral research collaboration between Sweden and Tanzania on the Swedish side for the period July 2015 - June 2020.
Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics at University of Dar es Salaam is a member of the network EAUMP.
Physics
Scientists from University of Dar es Salaam are members of the networks ESARSWG and MSSEESA. ISP also supports one research group at University of Dar es Salaam.

(Link to University of Dar es Salaam)

Togo

Physics
A research group at the Laboratoire de Physique des composants à Semiconducteurs at the University of Lomé is a member of the network AFSIN.

(Link to University of Lomé)

Uganda

Bilateral coordination
ISP is coordinating the bilateral research collaboration between Sweden and Uganda, on the Swedish side for the period July 2015 - June 2020.
Chemistry
Two research groups at the Department of Chemistry, Makerere University have support from ISP.
Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics at Makerere University in Kampala is a member of the network EAUMP.
Physics
Scientists from Makerere University are members of the network MSSEESA. Scientists from the Department of Geological Survey and Mines in Entebbe are members of the network ESARSWG.
The physics program also supports a research group at the Department of Physics, Makerere University, and one research group at Mbarara University.

Zambia

Chemistry
The chemistry program supports a research group at University of Zambia.
Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics at University of Zambia is a member of the network EAUMP.
Physics
Scientists from University of Zambia are members of the networks AFSIN, MSSEESA and ESARSWG. The physics program also gives support to a research group.

(Link to University of Zambia)

Zimbabwe

Chemistry
The chemistry program gives support to two research groups at University of Zimbabwe, National University of Science and Technology and one at the African Institute of Biomedical Science & Technology (both in Harare), as well as one research group at the National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo.
Physics
The physics program support a research group at the National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo. Scientists from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Bulawayo are members of the network ESARSWG

Asia

Bangladesh

Chemistry
The chemistry program gives support to two research groups in Bangladesh. The chemistry program also supports the national network NITUB, and a regional network ANRAP which is coordinated from the Bangladesh University of Health Science (BUHS), Dhaka.
Physics
The physics program supports three activities in Bangladesh.

Cambodia

Bilateral Coordination
Since January 2019 ISP is the Swedish coordinating body of the Sida bilateral program in Cambodia, at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP). The bilateral program partly builds on achievements from ISP support until 2018, and encompasses previously ISP-supported research groups in chemistry, mathematics and physics.
Chemistry
The chemistry program supports activities of the Cambodia Chemical Society, that were previously part of the earlier support to RUPP Department of Chemistry.
Mathematics
The mathematics program supports the South-East Asia Mathematical Network (SEAMaN), where the Department of Mathematics at RUPP is a member.

Laos

The National University of Laos (NUOL) had a Sida bilateral program until 2011, but due to the Swedish governments new development support policy in 2007, this bilateral program was terminated. ISP however, has continued funding of research at the Faculty of Science at NUOL, partly using the contribution from the Faculty of Science at Stockholm University.
Chemistry
The chemistry program supports two research groups at NUOL: Pesticide residue in food and environment in Lao PDR, and Analysis if bioactive compounds in natural products.
Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics at NUOL is a member of the network SEAMaN.
Physics
The physics program support a research group at NUOL in Geophysics

Myanmar

Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics at the University of Mandalay is part of the ISP supported network South-East Asia Mathematical Network (SEAMaN), starting from 2015.
Physics
The Department of Physics at the University of Mandalay receives support from ISP which started with a pilot grant in 2016. The research areas are theoretical and experimental nuclear physics and materials science: Research Capacity Building at Mandalay University.

Thailand

ISP and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)has in 2015  partnered with the Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA) and the Thailand Research Fund (TRF). This partnership offers scholarships to PhD students in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laods, Myanmar, Nepal and Vietnam, in 2019 extended to Bhutan and Sri Lanka. Students are registered at Thai Universities, where they spend two years of their PhD training, with one intermittent year in Sweden. Up to five scholarships are awarded each year, in the wider fields of biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics, normally announced in the spring.
In 2019, the responsibilities of TRF was transferred to Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI) under the Thai Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Innovation.

Latin America

Bolivia

Chemistry
ISP supports one research group at Department of Chemistry at the Royal and Pontificial Major University of Saint Francis Xavier of Chuquisaca on Chemical Ecology.