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SANORD 2023 Annual report

This report covers the period 1 December 2022– December 2023. The report gives a detailed description of the SANORD Central Office’s (SCO) activities in terms of its office operations, Secretariat function, Research Working Group, and the vital input from our Contact Persons at each member institution in the SANORD network.


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SANORD 2023 Conference in Hamar, Norway

We would like to thank all the conference delegates for a successful SANORD conference hosted by Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences in the picturesque city of Hamar, Norway.

3-Minute Thesis early career researchers

3MT: 3-Minute Thesis early career researchers’ Showcase hosted by the SANORD central Office.

SANORD 2023 International conference in Hamar

More than 300 participants from 61 institutions in 14 countries attended the SANORD conference in Hamar on 20-22 September:

SANORD 2023 Conference Day 2-Thursday Sept 21

Day 2 of the program saw a Keynote 2: Vice Chancellor prof. Kenneth Matengu, University of Namibia.

SANORD 2023 Conference Day 3

Keynote 3: Emerita Victoria Thoresen, former UNESCO chair holder, Centre for Collaborative Learning for Sustainable Development, INN.

SANORD Heritage Day Celebration 2023

On 27 September 2023 SANORD hosted a heritage day in association with the University of the Western Cape.

SANORD 2022 Conference in Limpopo

The SANORD Central Office (SCO) would like to thank all the 2022 conference delegates for your contributions towards the conference in the beautiful province of Polokwane, South Africa.

2023 Conference Host Announced

We are pleased to announce the 2023 SANORD Annual Conference host. The Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN) will host the 2023 Annual SANORD Conference from 20- 22 September 2023.


The Statsraad Lehmkuhl, a Norwegian sailing vessel, is sailing around the world as part of the One Ocean Expedition.


In August of 2021, Statsraad Lehmkuhl set sail from Norway and began The One Ocean Expedition, a twenty-month long circumnavigation of the globe.

One Ocean Conversations: Reflections and Experiences

At the 14th SANORD International Conference

SANORD 2022 Annual Conference – Day 1

Welcome and opening of the Conference.

2022 SANORD Conference 3-Minute Thesis competition.

The 3 Minute Thesis is a competition where doctoral candidates present their research in three minutes.

SANORD 2021-22 Annual report

The SANORD 2021-2022 Annual Report indicates the activities and processes of SANORD community. This includes academic activities, scholarly engagement and community activities.

SANORD 2022 Council Meeting Pack

The SANORD 2022 Council meeting pack includes the reporting of activities, minutes of previous meeting and the 2021 and 2022 audited Financial Report.

SANORD Financial Report: 2022

The SANORD 2022 Financial report includes audited financials of SANORD accounts and activities.

Abstracts Booklet – SANORD conference programme 2022

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Confucius Institute Grand Office Opening

The International Relations Office at the University of the Western Cape is pleased to announce the successful grand opening of the Confucius Institute at the University of the Western Cape.

UWC’s Prof Osman Gets Honorary Doctorate in Norway

The “outstanding” lifetime contribution of the former Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry – Professor Yusuf Ismail Osman – to the dentistry field has earned him an honorary doctorate from the University of Oslo (UiO) in Norway.

Hosting the SANORD Chair and team from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

The SANORD Central Office (SCO) in Cape Town, South Africa had the immense pleasure of hosting the SANORD Chair and team from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences during their visit 21-25 February 2022.

Jaydi Charles 2020 Brian O’Connell Scholarship(BOC) recipient.

Jaydi Charles is a MTECH graduate of the University Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). In 2020 Jaydi was awarded the BOC Scholarship and had the opportunity to travel to Karstad University in Sweden.

Inauguration of UWC Press and Book launch

Inauguration of UWC Press and Book launch Date: 5 November 2020 Time: 18h00 (SA time) The event will be followed by the launch of the […]

13th SANORD Annual Scientific Conference -Postponed

The 13th SANORD Annual Scientific Conference will take place in Bergen, Norway, in September 2020. The hosts, University of Bergen and Western Norway University of Applied Sciences are already preparing!


Some pics from the SANORD 2018 conference