To bring together the leadership of Nordic and Southern African institutions of higher education and research for dialogue, planning and joint endeavours.
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To bring together scholars of Nordic and Southern African institutions of higher education and research to jointly address relevant research issues pertaining to the SANORD mission.


To ensure that in most SANORD activities at least 30% of the participants from southern institutions are women
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To offer relevant resources and information services, including virtual and physical meeting places, and to facilitate and stimulate cooperation with the media


To facilitate members’ relationships with relevant academic networks, the donor community, commerce, and industry


To promote opportunities for student mobility and staff exchanges in relation to research and educational  collaboration

Dear all friends of the SANORD community. 

The organising committee follows the pandemic situation closely. Many of us in the SANORD community are now busy working around challenges and solutions for our respective campuses, and for many the work situation has been challenged by the situation. 

We have therefore decided to postpone the deadline for submission of abstracts until April 20th. Registrations will be possible from April 1st. 

As of now, we plan to organise SANORD 2020 9-11 September, as scheduled. We will, however, adjust if governmental and institutional advice informs us otherwise. This will be clarified at a later stage, and we will keep you updated here. 

We sincerely hope to see you in a healthy Bergen in September! 

Stay healthy,

The SANORD 2020 team

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