|New Board Members for 2017-2018 SANORD is proud to announce the new Board members that are currently serving on the SANORD Board for the period 1 January 2017- 31 December 2018. The SANORD Executive takes this opportunity to wish our new Board members and those remaining members who were re-elected well during their tenure.
SANORD Central Office welcomes new Intern
Joseph is a MA student at Uppsala University, Sweden and studies Anthropology. He is currently writing his MA thesis on the movements and activities of internet scammers in Ghana, their perspectives and ideas of internet defrauding as job creation in modern post-colonial African societies. Joseph also holds a MA in Migration studies and he is especially interested in mobility, forced migration and integration. Joseph will be helping us here at SCO with updating the SANORD website, updating and interacting on the Social Media Channels on a daily basis, compiling and distributing newsletters to members’ monthly and sending relevant information and requests to members when needed. We wish Joseph well and hopes he enjoys his stay with us and that SANORD will mutually benefit from he’s inputs.
SANORD DAY October 27
The idea behind SANORD day is to highlight collaborative projects and research at Bergen University College (BUC) and University of Bergen (UiB) with partners in Southern Africa. both Institutions have invited partners from other institutions in the Nordic countries. The STEP teacher network group will also be present. The SANORD-day is part of the international week at BUC with lectures, workshops and seminars throughout the week. Read more
49 Namibian Students to study in Finland A group of 49 Namibian students have traveled to Finland for studies under the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) and in collaboration with two Finnish Universities. 24 Namibian future teachers have started their teacher education programme at the University of Turku, Rauma campus. The programme has been commissioned by Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) and is based on the Finnish teacher education system, tailored for Namibian needs The Namibia Student Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) and Finland University (FinUni) further also signed a two-year agreement to educate 25 other Namibian teachers in the University of Eastern Finland (UEF). This commissioned Master’s degree programme is a continuum for the previous collaboration between the University of Namibia (UNAM) and UEF. The first Master’s degree programme in the field of education with Namibia was initiated in 2012. The current programme started in January 2017 and will be completed by end of 2018 SANORD INTERNSHIP 2017 SANORD invite students from their network of Nordic institutions to work at the SANORD Central Office located at the University of the Western Cape, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa. Read More
Call for Brian O'Connell Scholarship Programme
SANORD is sponsoring 5 partial scholarship opportunities of R84,000 per applicant for students from the Southern African institutions of higher education and research to spend 3-5 months at a Nordic SANORD member institution in order to engage in activities that will support the completion of the master's degree of the applicant.
The scholarship will only be disbursed during the 2017 academic year.
The scholarship can cover: a return airline ticket, a living allowance, insurance for the period and tuition fees (if not subsidized by the host institution).
The deadline for the applications is August 15th 2016.
SANORD Theme Group Application Call 2016
SANORD is pleased to announce the call for application for SANORD Research Theme Groups Seed Funding 2016.
Seed funding is made available for Research theme group leaders to organise seminars, conferences and other activities directly related to their North-South multilateral cooperation and building networks.
This call for proposals is open to all SANORD members to collaborate with at least 2 SANORD partners to form a partnership (at least one partner must be from the other region). You are also free to involve partners outside of SANORD besides the minimum of three SANORD members. SANORD is particularly interested in applications which reflect cross disciplinary approaches and multilateral collaboration and favours partnerships that include members from the SADC region and women. Applications will be considered for funding up to ZAR 60,000.
Applications must be submitted to the SANORD Central Office (SCO) by latest Thursday, 30 June 2016. All applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org . The successful applicants will be announced on Wednesday, 21 September 2016.
Visitors from Bergen University College
SANORD welcomed visitors from Bergen University College who visited the central office to enquire more about SANORD activities and how to fully utilize their membership.
From left: Leolyn Jackson, Cathrine Palmstrøm (HiB), Maureen Davis, Gry Sjøholt (HiB) and Ove Jan Kvammen (HiB).
Norwegian delegation visits SANORD
SANORD was pleased to welcome a delegation from Norwegian universities visiting the University of Western Cape (UWC) on March 7-9th. The purpose of the visit was to initiate new research collaboration.
Pictured from left to right: Henna Heinäjärvi (SANORD) , Maureen Davis (SANORD), Tore Saetersdal (University of Bergen), Tone Jøran Oredalen (University College of Southeast Norway), Tor Halvorsen (University of Bergen), Leolyn Jackson (SANORD), Mona Sabo (University College of Southeast Norway), Runar Gundersen (University College of Southeast Norway),Tome Skauge (Bergen University College) and James Njenga (University of Western Cape).
CROP Now Found on Facebook
Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) can be now found on Facebook. The page will be used to distribute information about calls, books and briefs, news from CROP and its network as well as to share relevant information on poverty-related topics. The Facebook page can be found here.