How to Join

Membership is open to institutions of higher education and research in the two regions:

Southern African region:

Angola, Botswana, Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Nordic region:

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden

Benefits of joining SANORD

  • Multilateral networking and cooperation
  • Joint research
  • Facilitation and support
  • Research funding
  • Scholarship for Masters students
  • Student internship for Nordic universities
  • Conference Delegate Support (CDS) for presenters at the annual SANORD Scientific Conference


SANORD hopes and expects that by joining the organisation, you will add value as a dynamic academic institution and will assist in the further development of collaborative efforts. If your university would like to join SANORD, please complete the membership application form.


SANORD is looking forward to welcoming new members! It would particularly like to encourage membership of institutions in countries currently unrepresented. These include Angola, Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Swaziland and Tanzania.

Dear all friends of the SANORD community. 

SANORD 2021 Conference

The SANORD 2020 Conference is rescheduled to 7-10 September 2021 in Bergen, Norway.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SANORD Board has made the decision to postpone the SANORD Conference to 2021.

We sincerely hope to welcome you back and see you all in Bergen in September 2021.

If you have submitted an abstract for the 2020 conference, you can choose to keep this for the 2021 conference or submit a new abstract. The new submission deadline is 1 April 2021.

Those who have registered as participants for the 2020 conference will have their participation fee fully refunded.

Stay safe and healthy,

The SANORD team

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