Leadership


SANORD facilitates networking and meetings among leaders, researchers and students from Nordic and Southern African institutions to discuss and plan joint endeavours.

Members have access to contact persons and research groups. The Centre assists with the organisation of regular academic events, including conferences and symposia.

Networking:


SANORD facilitates networking and meetings among leaders, researchers and students from Nordic and Southern African institutions to discuss and plan joint endeavours. Members have access to contact persons and research groups. The Centre assists with the organisation of regular academic events, including conferences and symposia.

Joint research:


SANORD seeks to stimulate research for the creation and sharing of knowledge and understanding on issues of concern. Members drive the process of bringing people together. Experience and expertise are gained in multilateral and cross-disciplinary research groups. SANORD members identify academic fields and research themes where the distribution of knowledge and resources will expand the capacity and achievements of each member.

Facilitation and support:


The SANORD Central Office (SCO), with the help of member institutions, develops the SANORD portal to provide information and facilitate exchange among member institutions, research groups and individuals. To the extent allowed by internal and external resources, SANORD stimulates academic activities by providing seed funding for research, events and publications.

Obligations of SANORD members


Members undertake to pursue the following:

1) Multilateral networking and cooperation

Members engage openly and resourcefully with other members, aiming to create free and reciprocal relations, productive learning and innovation processes.

2) Leadership

Members provide initiative and leadership for the development of common programmes and projects with societies, policymakers and others in the two regions.

3) Events and information

Members will arrange events on campus to promote multilateral research collaboration and sharing of knowledge between the regions. Members will keep the SCO informed about such events and other potential opportunities for SANORD academics and students, such as Masters and PhD programmes, winter and summer schools, scholarships, research funding and new projects.

Commitments by our members to the SANORD network


1 – SANORD membership fee

SANORD is a nonprofit organisation with an affordable annual membership fee. The fee is kept low to encourage participation by as many institutions in the two regions as possible.

    • Nordic region: 4,500 EUR
    • Southern African region: 30,000 ZAR 

2 – SANORD meetings

Members are expected to attend the annual SANORD Contact Persons and Council meetings at their own expense.

3 – Institutional representatives and contact persons

Members dedicate the necessary human resources, specifically:

    1. Principal and institutional deputy. The principal of the institution and their deputy will typically represent the institution in the Council.
    2. SANORD contact person. The institution will assign the role of contact person to a member of staff, who will work closely with the leadership, handle administrative matters and be a contact person for the SCO and other members.
    3. SANORD individuals.Member institutions will encourage staff and students with an interest in the SANORD regions and strategy to be actively involved, to register on the SANORD portal and to share knowledge in their respected fields.
    4. Web-editor. The institution will assign a local web-editor who will work with the SCO in connection with the dissemination of information and issues related to the SANORD portal, the SANORD Newsletter and various other channels.

Events and information:


Members will arrange seminars or other events on campus to promote multilateral research collaboration and sharing of knowledge between our regions. Members will keep the SCO informed about such events and on other opportunities for SANORD academics and students, such as MA and PhD programmes, winter and summer schools, scholarships, research funding, new projects and so on.

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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