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SANORD Symposium progrmme is available online

SANORD together with Karlstad University, Sweden, the host, welcome all the delegates to come to the SANORD Symposium 2014 at Karlstad University. The Symposium will officially kick off at the welcoming reception in the evening of 10 June. The venue map, session schedules, and abstracts are in the symposium programme available on the symposium site. We look forward to meeting all our delegates. Facebook Like Button

SANORD theme group funding 2014

The SANORD Board makes funding available for Research theme group leaders to organize seminars, conferences and other activities directly related to their North-South multilateral cooperation and to build networks that have the potential to significantly contribute to realizing the objectives of the organization.

Submit by: 30 June 2014

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New coordinator appointed at SCO

Prof Roberts

Our SANORD Director has announced the recent appointment of Prof. Desmond Vincent Roberts as the new coordinator in the Central Office.

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2015-2016 SANORD Vice Chairperson and Board Elections

The 2015-2016 SANORD Vice Chairperson and Board members elections is officially underway. The current term of office of the Chair, Vice Chair and Board members expire in December 2014. In accordance with the SANORD Statute the SANORD Council (all SANORD members) must hold an election to fill the positions that will become vacant as of 1 January 2015 – 31 December 2016. Facebook Like Button

Bergen University College visits the SCO

Bergen University College visits the SCO

A delegation from Bergen University College: Associate professor Vibeke Vaagenes, Associate Professor Sissel Rosland, and Erlend Eidsvik visited the SANORD Central Office and also the International Relations office at University of the Western Cape on 29 April. > Read more Facebook Like Button

Preparing for SANORD 2014 in Karlstad


To prepare for the SANORD 2014 symposium in Sweden, UiB Global hosted an open seminar for researchers across disciplines to discuss future work against poverty. The speakers at the seminar were (left to right): UiB Global’s Academic Leader Gro Th. Lie, UiB’s SANORD contact Tor Halvorsen, Associate Professor Anne Bang, CROP Director Alberto Cimadamore and UiB’s Vice-Rector for International Affairs, Anne Christine Johannessen. > Read moreFacebook Like Button

Uppsala University student and staff mobility update

Upplsala University (PP) received four South African students from Stellenbosch University and the University of the Witwatersrand through the Erasmus Mundus EU Saturn project last autumn. > Read more Facebook Like Button

Rhodes and Swedish SANORD partners: Linköping University (LiU) and Uppsala University (UU)

 Kate Rowntree (left) and Roddy Fox (right) of Rhodes Geography with their 2013 LiU students.

Professors Per Assmo and Åsa Danielsson of LiU spent four weeks at Rhodes University as part of the second year of the three-year exchange programme (2013-2015) between Rhodes and Linköping University. Prof. Per taught on the GOG 201 Space and Place in Southern Africa programme for 2014 and co-presented practical work utilising Swedish Geography’s acclaimed Time-Geography approach. > Read more Facebook Like Button

South African academics as an inspiration to a Finnish scholar of children’s rights

Dr. Suvianna Hakalehto-Wainio serves as associate professor of Child Law and Law of Education at the University of Eastern Finland. Throughout her journey of perfecting the academic expertise in children’s rights and education law, South African academia has played a profound role along the way. > Read moreFacebook Like Button

Dr. Hakalehto-Wainio held a guest lecture on challenges of children’s rights in Scandinavia at the University of Stellenbosch in February 2014.Facebook Like Button

Dr. Hakalehto-Wainiothe gave a presentation at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth.

Fighting poverty through alcohol misuse prevention in Malawi

The project "Fighting poverty through alcohol misuse prevention in Malawi" (ALMA) was developed and carried out in collaboration with researchers from Norway (SINTEF, University of Oslo and Hedmark University College) and Malawi (University of Malawi and National Statistical Office) and a reference group consisting of policy makers and stakeholders in Malawi. > Read more Facebook Like Button

South-African-Finnish cooperation in atmospheric research: An international atmospheric measurement station in southern Africa has been established

South-African-Finnish cooperation in atmospheric research

The Welgegund atmospheric measurement station, located approximately 100 km west of Johannesburg (Gauteng) metropolitan area in South Africa, is operated jointly by the North-West University (NWU, Potchefstroom campus), the University of Helsinki (UH) and the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI). Other important partners especially in aerosol research are University of Eastern Finland (UEF) and Aerodyne Inc. >Read more Facebook Like Button

Abdominal fat accumulation prevented by unsaturated fat

New research from Uppsala University shows that saturated fat builds more fat and less muscle than polyunsaturated fat. The findings have recently been published in the American journal Diabetes. > Read more Facebook Like Button

Launch of Centre of Excellence in Food Security (co-hosted by UWC and UP)

Launch of Centre of Excellence in Food Security (co-hosted by UWC and UP)

South Africa's drive to create a competitive and food secure state was boosted on Tuesday, 15 April, with the launch of the Department of Science and Technology (DST)-National Research Foundation (NRF) Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Food Security at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). The DST-NRF CoE in Food Security will bring together a cohort of experts and researchers from 19 South African and international institutions to study the systemic and structural factors that shape food access and dietary choice. > Read more Facebook Like Button

University of Pretoria hosts the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition

University of Pretoria hosts the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition

Professor Cheryl de la Rey, Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, hosted a function for the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on Food Security and Nutrition of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) at the University on Tuesday, 29 April. The seventeen-member panel consists of international experts appointed from as many countries to prepare papers on food security issues to advise on and guide policy decisions and programmes. > Read more  Facebook Like Button

African Union Commission Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma calls for research universities to bring development in African continent

The Chairperson of the African Union, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, delivered a public lecture at the University of Pretoria on the role of research in African universities and how it can bring about development in the continent of Africa.> Read more Facebook Like Button

North-South-South and HEI ICI programmes

UniPID will participate in the presentation event of the Evaluation of Finland's Support to the Higher Education Institutions - North-South-South and HEI ICI programmes - on Monday, June 16, 2014, starting at 9.30 GMT, in Helsinki. The event is organized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

> The seminar can also be followed online through here  Facebook Like Button

UniPID’s FinCEAL infobank

Are you looking for research partnerships from Finland? Check out UniPID’s FinCEAL infobank for Finnish researchers and research projects focusing on Africa and/or Latin America and the Caribbean.

> More information and the Infobank can be found here Facebook Like Button

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