November – 01 December 2017
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, hosted by
University of Science and Technology (NUST), Zimbabwe
Call for Paper Abstracts,
Workshops or Panels & Special Interest Groups:
The Southern African-Nordic Centre (SANORD) is a non-profit
membership organisation of institutions of higher education and research for
all Nordic countries and southern Africa. The network´s aim is to support and
promote Nordic and southern African cooperation. There are currently 46
members. SANORD is committed to advancing strategic,
multilateral academic collaboration between institutions in the two regions, as
they seek to address new local and global challenges of innovation and
development. SANORD activities are based on shared
fundamental values of democracy, social equity, and academic engagement, and on
the deep relationships of trust built up between the regions over many years.
SANORD central office is located at University of Western Cape (UWC) in Cape
Town, South Africa.
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“The Role of Universities in Research & Technology Transfer to
Improve Livelihoods in Southern Africa”
Conference Sub Themes:
Challenges faced by universities in attracting international funding for research.
Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) in transforming university
Role of researchers in the Southern African Diaspora in fostering multinational
Challenges to SADC and Nordic countries in commercialization of research
The role of research in improving livelihoods
New epistemologies and new forms of knowledge within the North-South dialogue
Adding value to North South collaborations
Studies of science, technology and society in post-colonial contexts
Understanding health and well-being: Contributions from the social sciences and
Climate change- challenges and opportunities for Southern Africa.
F F Moyo (Chair)
Y S Naik (Vice Chair)
Paper Abstracts, and proposals
for Workshops or Panels are now invited for consideration by the
programme committee. In addition, SANORD invites proposals for forming “SANORD Interest Groups”. For
instructions and guidelines see below.
for Paper Abstracts:
Participants are invited to
submit abstracts for academic papers or presentations addressing the conference
main theme or any of the sub-themes, to be presented in parallel conference
sessions. The abstract shall be submitted according to the following guidelines and will be reviewed by the
Invitation for proposals on workshops or panels
Participants are invited to
submit proposals for panels or workshops, to be held in parallel conference
sessions. The proposal shall be submitted according to the following guidelines and will be reviewed by the
Invitation to submit proposals on Special Research
SANORD has the ambition to
provide a platform for strengthening academic collaboration. Participants are
therefore invited to submit proposals on “SANORD interest groups”. The
purpose is to gather persons from SANORD member institutions (preferably North
– South) interested in collaboration within for example an academic are or
an administrative area, and that the SANORD conference can serve as a starting
point. The proposal shall be submitted according to the following guidelines and will be reviewed by the
All the proposals and
abstracts must be submitted to SANORD2017@nust.ac.zw.
Deadline for submissions of abstracts and proposals is 15 July 2017.
Announcement of selected proposals is 15 August 2017.
Registration for the
will open on 01 June 2017
will close on 01 November 2017
interested persons are invited to register online on www.nust.ac.zw/sanord2017
The conference registration fee excludes your
hotel accommodation and travel expenses. The registration fee and payment
process will be made available soon.
In order to ensure your registration is processed
successfully please ensure that you submit all the relevant information
requested for registration.
For further information,
please contact the following persons:
1. Felix Moyo - NUST, Chairperson
Phone number: +263-9- 286 670
2. Yogi Naik - NUST Vice chairperson
Phone number +263-9-
of Science and Technology,
P. O. Box AC939,
Maureen Davis - Administrator
(0)21 959 3802/+27 (0)21 959 3836
African-Nordic Center (SANORD)
SANORD Central Office
University of the Western
Private Bag X17, Bellville,
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