A collaborative approach is a key principle in achieving the research outcomes of the SEMLI, and as such the Institute promotes inclusivity and cross-pollination of research ideas and activities. Integration of research activities is realized through the development of internal (within UP) and external (national and international) research collaborations with academics, organisations and industry. The aim is to not only grow the existing complement of researchers, but to attract new researchers and doctoral and post-doctoral students into the field and to the University.
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Opportunities exist for organizations and business entities interested in creating medium to long term relationships with SEMLI in order to:
- Conduct collaborative research that has mutual benefit for both the industry partner and SEMLI
- Utilize specialist scientific and clinical expertise for contracted projects
- Contribute to the development and growth of the Institute through sponsorships and donations
- Discuss the co-development of short courses and training through the Training Solutions division of Enterprises UP
Private clinical practitioners interested in discussing potential opportunities to join the SEMLI clinical and scientific services team in providing a world-class service, while also realizing your research and teaching passions, are welcome to contact us.
Please e-mail [email protected] with the details of your enquiry, and we will get back to you.
Collaborations within the University of Pretoria:
It is recognized that at the University of Pretoria there are a number of clinicians, researchers and research groups that are already active in the fields of sport and exercise medicine, exercise and sports science, nutrition, physiotherapy, biokinetics, psychology, genetics and molecular medicine, physiology, orthopaedics, engineering, law, education, ethics, economics, management and others. This presents a unique opportunity to utilize the strengths of its existing infrastructure and staff to develop a strong research and teaching program. The SEMLI acts in support of these existing researchers and research groups within Faculties, Units, Centres, Institutes and Bureaus by fostering research collaboration in the areas of sport, exercise medicine and lifestyle research.
Division of Biokinetics & Sports Science
Section Sports Medicine
Big Data & Data Science Institute and Department of Computer Science
Department of Orthopaedics
Department of Internal Medicine
Department of Radiology
Department of Family Medicine
Collaborations with Local & International Academic Institutions:
The SEMLI recognizes the importance of knowledge sharing between research institutions and as such continues to expand its research platform both locally and internationally. Professor Schwellnus has been awarded the Directorship of one of only nine International Olympic Committee (IOC) Research Centres - this Centre is located at SEMLI. This provides an opportunity for UP to engage in collaborations with the research platforms of the other IOC Research Centres in the United Kingdom, Canada, Norway, Netherlands, Qatar, Japan, South Korea and Australia.
University of Minnesota Medical School
University of Washington
University College London
Boston Children's Hospital
University of Californis Davis
University of Washington
University of Melbourne
Amsterdan Medical Centre
University of Cape Town
SA MRC Biostatistics Unit
University of Stellenbosch
University of the Western Cape
University of the Witwatersrand
Collaborations and Partnerships with Local and International Industry, Government, NGOs, Federations:
The SEMLI also understands the value of, and therefore encourages, collaborative relationships with organizations outside the academic environment - in industry, government, and civil society. UP has existing links to the International Olympic Medical Committee, the International Football Federation (FIFA) Medical Committee, and the International Sports Medicine Federation (FIMS). The SEMLI will continue to develop a national and international network of collaborators, to advance the scholarship of and progressive research conducted by the Institute.
International Olympic Committee IOC
International Paralympic Committee IPC
Union Cycliste Internationale UCI
International Triathlon Union ITU
United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee
Cape Town Cycle Tour
Cape Town Marathon
947 Cycle Challenge