SANORD Webinar Invitation

SANORD Central Office cordially invites you to the upcoming webinar, titled “Sustainable Energy: Opportunities for Co-creation and Collaboration.”

University of the Western Cape to Host 2024 SANORD Annual Scientific Conference

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is pleased to host the 16th Southern African-Nordic Centre (SANORD) Annual Scientific Conference from 4-6 December 2024, at the UWC Bellville Campus – Cape Town, South Africa.

SANORD INTERNSHIP 2024

SANORD offers a dynamic learning experience for individuals seeking to kickstart their careers.

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.

Sucsess project

This handbook is intended to be a practical guide for lecturers in South African universities for introducing new pedagogies and technologies into their teaching.

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 attended the 2023 Knocking on the door of Higher Education Institutions – The AU-EU Innovation Agenda and the Involvement of Nordic actors

Panel Debate: What is the added value deriving from an enhanced engagement of Nordic HEI’s into the new AU-EU Innovation Agenda?

INN University elected to SANORD leadership

We would like to congratulate the New SANORD Vice-Chair for the period of 2024-2026.

2023 Brian O’Connell (BOC) Scholarship Programme

The SANORD Network would like to invite all eligible students from the SANORD network to apply for this wonderful opportunity.

“KNOCKING ON THE DOOR OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS: the AU-EU Innovation Agenda and the involvement of Nordic actors”

On behalf of Nordic Universities, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the HYBRID event:

SANORD and INN welcome you to the 15th Annual SANORD Conference in Hamar.

Welcome to the SANORD 2023 Conference in Hamar in the picturesque city of Hamar, Norway!

SANORD 3MT- Webinar Series 2023

SANORD Central Office cordially invites you to the upcoming webinar, titled: Three Minute Thesis webinar.

Programme SANORD conference 2023

The conference is organized every year for the Southern African Nordic Centre (SANORD) network. The network aims to promote academic cooperation between regions in southern Africa and the Nordic countries.

SANORD conference 2023 – Resources

The SANORD 2023 configuration is approaching, and we are looking forward to welcoming you to Hamar in a few weeks!

Education Minister Douglas Syakalima from Zambia will be coming to Hamar in September to take part in the SANORD 2023 conference as a keynote speaker

INN University is pleased to announce Education Minister Douglas Syakalima from Zambia as keynote speaker at the upcoming SANORD conference in Hamar in September 2023

SANORD First edition Newsletter 2023

Welcome to our first edition of the SANORD Newsletter!

SANORD 3MT- Competition 2023

Call open for SANORD universities to submit letter of interest.

Webinar – Trends in Internationalisation: A critical perspective from the South

Internationalisation remains an important element of higher education collaboration. It is motivated by a variety of political, economic, sociocultural, and intellectual factors. It has transformed from a minor activity to a crucial component of the transformation agenda.

The Call for NORPART is now open: Norwegian Partnership Programme for Global Academic Cooperation

Call for Applications 2023 The Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (HK-dir) announces up to NOK 145 million in grants to project partnerships, in addition to NOK 30 million for financing of full degree master’s scholarships in Norway for students from the partner institutions in the Global South.

Conference Grant (Partial- funding)

A limited number of conference grants are available for SANORD member institutions. Students and staff from SANORD member institutions in the South are eligible to apply for CDS.

Registration to SANORD Conference 2023 in Hamar is now open

It is our pleasure to invite you all to register for the Hamar conference.

25th IEASA Annual Conference 2023: Registration is now open!

Having marked its 25th anniversary in 2022, the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA) takes great pleasure in inviting you to its 25th Annual Conference, which will form the highlight of IEASA’s silver jubilee celebrations in 2023.

The CATER Schools on Transdisciplinary Climate Risk Adaptation and Action

We are excited to announce the first in a planned series of annual schools on Transdisciplinary Climate Risk Adaptation and Action.

FIB/TEM Short Course: Basics of the Method and it’s Applications in Geosciences

The workshop will enhance scientific discussions among the participants, and new potential research ideas and interdisciplinary collaborations are destined to be designed in the walls of UWC.

SANORD Vice-Chair Elections 2023

By now you should have received an automated email regarding the SANORD Elections and to cast the votes for your institutions.

SANORD Abstract submission extension

Dear SANORD community, we would like to notify you that the deadline for abstract submissions has been extended until 26 April.

SANORD DAY April 19th 2023

SANORD Day in association with UiB and HVL hosted a regional engagement on 19 April 2023 at UiB, Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen. Umesh Bawa, Director of SANORD was in attendance to promote collaboration and research opportunities within the network.

The SANORD conference will take place between 20-22 September 2023, hosted by INN University, Hamar campus

It is our pleasure to invite you all to Hamar for the 2023 SANORD conference

Precision Medicine Trilateral Symposium

The University of the Western Cape, Ghent University and the University of Missouri’s joint symposium

UniPID workshop: North-South academic collaborations: responsible partnerships for the future.

The Finnish University Partnership for International Development (UniPID) cordially invites you to the workshop North-South academic collaborations: responsible partnerships for the future at the Development Days Conference 2023

IEASA’s 25th Annual Conference

IEASA invites contributions from academics and researchers, professional practitioners, educators, students, innovators, leaders as well as organisations working in international higher education to its Jubilee Conference.

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.

109-year-old Norwegian vessel ‘Statsraad Lehmkuhl’ docked at Table Bay

The ‘Statsraad Lehmkuhl’ is partway through the 20-month One Ocean Expedition research expedition circumnavigating the globe.

SANORD ONE OCEAN Beach Clean up

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

SANORD ONE OCEAN Beach Clean up

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

A ship full of students

A few days into the new year Statsraad Lehmkuhl sets sail and heads towards one of the world’s strongest ocean currents.

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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SANORD conference programme 2022

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University of Eastern Finland announces its Global Development Policy

The University of Eastern Finland has partners in 40 countries in the Global South. The strategic internationalisation goals of the university integrate sustainable development, promotion of equality and global responsibility into its research, education and societal interaction.

Build up Event – The 14th SANORD International Conference Hybrid Seminar with Prof Mokoena

The University of Limpopo in association with SANORD would like to extend a warm invitation to the third build-up event for the SANORD 2022 Conference in Limpopo.

SANORD and One Ocean expedition

We would like to extend a warm invitation to all SANORD members who may be in and around Cape Town to join us on board the One Ocean expedition on 17 January for SANORD regional meeting and symbolic handover of the SANORD Chair.

Change Everything: Racial Capitalism, Abolition, and the Necessity for Militant Scholarship

The Faculty of the Arts and Humanities, the Centre for Humanities Research and the Department of Anthropology are pleased to invite you to The Annual Distinguished Dean’s Lecture by Professor Ruth Wilson Gilmore

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.

Build up Event-The 14th SANORD International Conference Hybrid Seminars

An invitation to a panel discussion

Build up Event-The 14th SANORD International Conference

Invitation to a panel Discussion
Topic: Steering Higher Education Academia During and post COVID -19: Enhancing aspirations of SDGs

14th SANORD International Conference: Conference Programme

5-7 December 2022 South Africa

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.

2022 SANORD Conference Registration: University of Limpopo

Due to the delay in notifications, the committee has agreed to extend the Early registration deadline to 30 September 2022. Late registration will be from 1 October 2022.

2022 CONFERENCE DELEGATES SUPPORT (CDS) Application Form

SANORD Conference 2022
5-7 December 2022 at University of Limpopo, Polokwane South Africa

SANORD 3MT- Competition 2022

Call open for SANORD universities to submit letter of interest.

Teacher education co-development in southern Africa and Finland

9th August 13.30-15.00 EEST/SAST

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.

Documentary Launch: Ageism in the time of COVID-19

August 10th 10.30-11.30 EEST/SAST

24th IEASA Annual Conference 2022: Registration is now open

The International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA) invites you to its 24th Conference, which will be held online from 24 to 26 August 2022. This year’s theme is “Reigniting and Reimagining Internationalisation of Higher Education in South Africa”.

SASUF Call for Proposals

The call for Workshops for SASUF Goes Digital is open!

Call for Proposals: Hosting SANORD 2023 and 2024 Annual Conferences

The SANORD Board is pleased to inform you that the Call for Proposals to host the 2023 and 2024 Annual SANORD Conferences are now open.

Nordic Global Health Talks

A monthly webinar series about global health from the Nordic universities

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.

SDG Conference Bergen 2022: Ways of knowing, modes of living

The challenges and existential threats that underlie the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) demand action.

9–11 February 2022

SANORD 2022 Conference at University of Limpopo

After a successful pitch that positioned the University of Limpopo (UL) as a research-oriented and destination of choice, the institution has been confirmed as the host of the 2022 Southern African-Nordic Centre (SANORD) Annual Scientific Conference.

SANORD-FAPI Special Interest Group on Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

The Southern African-Nordic Centre SANORD is a network of more than 50 higher education institutions in southern Africa and the Nordic countries, and a forum to advance academic collaboration between the Nordic and the southern African regions.

3MT Winners 2021

3MT Winners 2021 Annastasia Shipepe: A design study on the impact of educational robotics and sensor technology in Namibia Annastasia Shipepe is a Namibian doctoral […]

SANORD Elections2022-2023

By now you should have received an automated email regarding the SANORD Elections and to cast the votes for your institutions.

University of Turku – Winner of 3MThesis Competition.

The 3MT Final at the University of Turku was held on 5 March 2020.

Webinar on Innovations for Sustainable Development

On 24 August 2021 at 12:00-14:00 CAT/SAST, 13:00-15:00 EEST

POPI Act

On 1 July 2021, the South African Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI Act) came into effect.

SANORD-SAFINET Webinar on Collaboration in Health and Well-being

Tampere University in Finland invites Southern African higher education institutions’ staff and students to participate in a webinar on collaboration in health and well-being on 17 June at 12:00-14:00 CAT/SAST 13:00-15:00 EEST. 

Neuro-Innovation PhD Programmes

The University of Eastern Finland invites applications for seven Early Stage Researcher (Doctoral Student) positions in the EU-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Cofund DP project Neuro-Innovation: Research and innovation for brain health throughout life.

2021 Brian O’Connell (BOC) Scholarship Programme

SANORD is proud to announce the 2021 Call for Applications for the BOC Scholarship Programme is now open to all our members.

2021 THEME GROUP PROJECTS

SANORD is proud to announce the 2021 Call for Proposals for Seed Funding is now open to all our members.

SANORD 3MT- Competition 2021

Call open for SANORD universities to submit letter of interest.

SANORD 2021 – Updated

The conference registration is open and will close tomorrow, 3 September 2021. Registration is free hence we encourage and invite all interested stakeholders to register by tomorrow.
We look forward to a few days of fruitful engagements and interesting discussions.

Bergen Summer Research School 2021

The annual Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) for PhD students and junior researchers takes place 7-17 June 2021 as a full digital event and free of charge for participants.

Swedish Institute Scholarships for South Africa (SISSA)

Opens for applications 8 February – The call for SI scholarships for master’s studies in Sweden, starting in the autumn of 2021 has been now published.

Tampere Smart City Week – virtual conference

Grow smarter in a week!

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 […]

POSTPONEMENT of 2020 SANORD Research and Scholarship Calls

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected programmes and affected international face-toface collaboration across our organisation.

A Study Commissioned for Development Policy

Connecting Africa – Perspectives for Energy, Transport, Digitalisation and Research and Innovation

Plug-in campus promotes cross-cultural learning, innovation

The Future Tech Lab, a plug-in campus set up within the main campus of the University of Namibia (UNAM) in Windhoek by Finnish higher education institution the University of Turku (UTU) is not only helping to produce local software engineers but is at the forefront of student-led cross-cultural innovation through its remote linking of student collaborators in Namibia and Finland.

Psychology of Racism in the Light of the Black Lives Matter Movement

Psychologists, Prof Norman Duncan, Prof Shose Kessi & Prof Kopano Ratele and moderated by Prof Garth Stevens.

Support staff and long shadow implications of COVID-19

How prepared are university administrators to keep pace with the new (intangible) normal?

Garth Newman Psychology

An e-book to help parents and kids deal with the scary and inevitable return to school, and anxiety in general.

Education and Empathy in the time of Covid-19

A letter by Umesh Bawa – Director: International Relations , University of the Western Cape

UWC welcome Howest

A Zoom Classroom which would enhance digital engagement in real-time was formally launched.

SANORD letter of solidarity

SANORD supports all our nations targeted interventions to protect the health, livelihood and safety of the citizenry.

2019 Brian O’Connell Scholarship Programme Results

The results of the Brian O’Connell Scholarship programme have been announced. The five scholarship recipients will travel to their academic destinations in 2020!

2019 Theme Group Projects Results

The results of the 2019 Theme Group Projects funding programme have been announced. Six research projects were awarded.

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!

SANORD 3MT- Competition 2020

September 2019 – call opens for SANORD universities to submit letter of interest.

[Application Closed] 2019 Theme Group Projects call for applications

SANORD is proud to announce a new Call for Applications is now open.

[Application Closed] 2019BRIAN O’ CONNELL (BOC) Scholarship Programme

Vice chancellors from Nordic and Southern African institutions with SANORD leadership participating at the conference

Call for Proposals to host the 2021 and 2022 Annual Conferences

SANORD Board is pleased to inform you that the Call for Proposals to host the 2021 and 2022 Annual Conferences are now open.

Theme Group Projects 2018 Results

SANORD is proud to announce that the following projects were awarded research funding to the value of R60 000.

The 2019 International Conference – Botswana

The 12th SANORD Annual Scientific Conference was hosted by the University of Botswana in Gaborone, Botswana. The theme; “Role of Higher Education in Forging Sustainable Livelihoods” was selected because of its alignment to the Strategic Development Goals (SDGs).

The 11th annual international Conference

Vice chancellors from Nordic and Southern African institutions with SANORD leadership participating at the conference

Universities’ Role in Society Discussed at SANORD Visit

On Monday, 13 August, academics from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Tanzania visited the University of Turku.

University of Turku Establishes Degree Programme in Namibia 

Vice chancellors from Nordic and Southern African institutions with SANORD leadership participating at the conference

University of Turku Graduate School Doctoral Programmes

funded doctoral candidate positions and/or the right to study for a doctoral degree

SANORD 2018 CONFERENCE – Day 1

Some pics from the SANORD 2018 conference

Documentary Launch: Ageism in the time of COVID-19

The event will be held as a hybrid event at the UEF Kuopio Campus Snellmania Auditorium SN201 and on Zoom.

SANORD 2018 CONFERENCE – Registration Open

We are happy to announce that registration is now open for SANORD 2018 conference. University of Jyväskylä, Finland will be hosting this year´s conference on 15 – 17 August, 2018.

The 11th International SANORD conference 15 – 17 August 2018 Jyväskylä, Finland

We are happy to announce that registration is now open for SANORD 2018 conference. University of Jyväskylä, Finland will be hosting this year´s conference on 15 – 17 August, 2018.

Theme Group Projects for seed funding for 2017

The SANORD Board is pleased to announce the awarded Theme Group Projects for seed funding for 2017.

REPORT on the SANORD Conference in Uppsala, Sweden September 7-9, 2016

Considering the environment UU decided that there was no printed abstract book, only a short printed programme.

“Hosting High-Level Researchers” of the French National Research Agency

This funding instrument is open to scientists from all scientific fields and enables researchers from any country to carry out an ambitious research project in a reputable institution in France.

Theme Group Projects 2014

The SANORD Board is pleased to announce the awarded Theme Group Projects for seed funding for 2016.

Research Scholarship 2009

SANORD is a deliberately low-budget organisation, designed to make the best use of synergies with activities at all member institutions.