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. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation the SANORD board has decided to hold the entire conference on a digital platform. The programme will be restructured and shortened, but we will keep the same dates 7- 10 September 2021.

Information about participant fee and registration will be announced during February 2021.

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

SANORD conference Committee

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