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. 

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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