The Board is elected by and reports to the SANORD Council. The Board meets quarterly, three times through teleconferences and one time in a physical meeting held in conjunction with an academic event and the annual Council meeting. The Board consists of the Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson and 6 other members of the Council for a period of two years.


Prof. Yohana J. S. Mashalla

Dean - Faculty of Health Sciences

+26 73 552 917

University of Botswana


Gro Anita Fonnes Flaten

Pro-Rector – Research

+47 55 587 813

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

Bjarke Paarup

Head of the School of Culture and Society

+45 87 162 158

Aarhus University

Felix Moyo

Director - Communications

+26 39 286 670

National University of Science and Technology

Cecilia Christersson

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement and Challenge Based Learning

+46 72 743 5767

Malmö University

Juha Teperi

Dean – Faculty of Social Sciences

+35 84 051 33714

Tampere University

Orlando Quilambo


+25 82 142 7851

Eduardo Mondlane University

Stephanie Burton

Vice-Principal: Research and Postgraduate Education

+27 12 420 2946

University of Pretoria

Umesh Bawa

Director: International Relations

+27 21 959 2487

University of the Western Cape

Maureen Davis

Administrator and Secretariat

+27 21 959 3802

SANORD Central Office (University of the Western Cape)

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. 

As of now, we plan to organise SANORD 2021 6-? 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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