In less than a year since MUT was admitted to the South Africa Sweden University Forum (SASUF), the University continues to make an indelible mark within the Forum. In one of South Africa’s flagship research and innovation conferences, the Acting Vice-Chancellor and Principal of MUT, Professor Marcus Ramogale, will play a pivotal role in the deliberations of the conference as part of the cohort of Vice-Chancellors who will take part in the 2023 SASUF conference taking place from 27-31 March, in Cape Town. The first day will allow all 38 Vice-Chancellors from both countries, and some of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors for Research and Innovation, to discuss challenges and opportunities, and challenges for collaboration between South Africa and Sweden. Another flagship session will entail a discussion on visions for the ideal academic leader, and a discussion of the challenges and possibilities across diverse academic systems, including an engagement with the Swedish ambassador. MUT DVC: Research, Innovation and Engagement, Professor Nokuthula Sibiya, will also be part of the Vice-Chancellors’ session.