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SANORD 2018 CONFERENCE – Registration Open

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The 11th International SANORD conference was organized by the University of Jyväskylä (JYU), Finland on 15-17 August, 2018. The conference venue was held at Agora Building, Mattilanniemi campus.

The theme of the conference was Academic Citizenship: Recognition, Resilience or Resistance? with the following sub-themes:

  • South-North partnerships for sustainable development
  • Promoting human development, health and well-being
  • Academic partnerships and decolonization of knowledge
  • Education for social justice, equity and equality
  • Innovations and digital solutions for education and societies
  • Teaching and teacher education
  • Arts and culture in human development and education
  • Partnerships between educational institutions and communities

The SANORD 2018 conference attracted a record number of delegates to Jyväskylä – 199 registered participants (65 from Finland, including international students and staff at Finnish universities and
organisations) from 15 different countries and over 40 different institutions and organizations. The call for papers for Jyväskylä conference was announced at Victoria Falls Conference in Zimbabwe
in December 2017. The JYU scientific committee received altogether 155 proposals via online submission system and by email. Only 1 submission was rejected as the proposal was not in line with
the conference theme.

  • Academic paper 108
  • Policy and/or practice paper 22
  • Symposia 2
  • SIG 6
  • Workshop or panel session 17

Total:  155

Out of all submissions, the conference programme included:
  • 4 keynote speakers
  • 1 keynote speakers ́ panel
  • 68 paper presentations
  • 2 symposia
  • 3 Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings
  • 10 workshops or panel sessions

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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