African-Nordic Research Conference in Cape Town

The First Annual SANORD Centre Conference, Higher Education, Research and Development: Shifting Challenges and Opportunities, will be held at the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town 5 – 8 December 2007.
The conference will explore the role of higher education and research in development, within the context of inter-institutional cooperation between southern African and Nordic academic institutions. It is open to academics and administrators from the two regions and provides a special opportunity for the leadership of Southern African and Nordic institutions of higher education and research to gather for discussion and planning of joint endeavours.

The SANORD Centre conference will be a regular annual event designed to promote and develop the valuable relationships which exist between academic institutions in the Southern African and the Nordic regions in a rapidly evolving development context.

The Southern African Nordic Centre (SANORD) is a non-profit, membership organisation of institutions of higher education and research, committed to advancing strategic, multilateral academic collaboration between institutions in the two regions, as they seek to address new local and global challenges of innovation and development. SANORD was founded in Cape Town 15-16 January 2007, after an initiative from the University of Bergen (UiB) in Norway and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in South Africa. Founding members are: University of Aarhus, University of Bergen, University of Iceland, University of Malawi, University of Turku, Uppsala University, University of the Western Cape and University of Zambia.

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