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SANORD Conference at Uppsala University September 7-9

SANORD is proud to announce that the next SANORD conference will take place in Uppsala, Sweden on September 7-9. The theme of the conference is 'Beyond New Public Management? Exploring New Paradigms of Governance and Public Service Provisioning'. The key note speakers are Her Excellency, Prof. Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Prof. Kerstin Sahlin, Prof. Collen Masimirembwa and Prof. Heila Lotz-Sisitka. The registration is now open. More information: 

SANORD Partner Day in Malmö September 5-6th

Information on SANORD Partner Day at Malmö University prior to the 2016 SANORD Conference in Uppsala has been announced. The programme will start with a welcome reception on the 5th and continue till 2 o'clock in the afternoon on the 6th. More information: 

Norwegian delegation visits SANORD Central Office

A delegation from Norwegian Universities visited the University of Western Cape (UWC) on March 7-9th. The purpose of the visit was to initiate new reserach collaboration.

Pictured from left to right: Henna Heinäjärvi, Maureen DavisTore Saetersdal (University of Bergen), Tone Jøran Oredalen (University College of Southeast Norway), Tor Halvorsen (University of Bergen), Leolyn Jackson, Mona Sabo (University College of Southeast Norway), Runar Gundersen (University College of Southeast Norway), Tome Skauge (Bergen University College), James Njenga (University of Western Cape).

Swedish delegation visits Southern Africa

A delegation of Vice Chancellors and Directors from Swedish Universities visited South Africa and Botswana between March 14-18th. The visit included various universities and aimed to contribute to new and deeper relationships between higher education institutions of Sweden, Botswana and South Africa. 

The delegation visited University of Johannesburg (UJ) on March 14th where they were welcomed by the Division for Internationalisation at Auckland Park. Read more on the visit to UJ. 

At the University of Pretoria (UP) the delegation was hosted by Professor Stephanie Burton, Vice-Principal of Research and Postgraduate Studies, and the Deans of faculties at the University. Read more on the visit to UP.

At the University of Western Cape (UWC) the delegation was hosted on March 18th by Vice Chancellor Tyrone Pretorius, Prof. Vivienne Lawack, Mr Larry Pokpas and Prof. R Bharuthram. A presentation on the UWC Academic Project was made and discussions on areas of collaboration had with representatives of faculties. Read more: 

Call for Papers for International Symposium 'Border Regions in Sub-Saharan Africa'

The 'International Symposium Border Regions in Sub-Saharan Africa', held September 7-9th in Joensuu, Finland, is calling for papers in the study of border regions in Sub-Saharan Africa on issues like cross-border economies border issues and shaping of borders. The deadline for the papers is May 15th. Read more: 

Call for Abstracts for Nordic Africa Days

Nordic Africa Days, held in Uppsala, Sweden, September 23-24th, is calling for abstracts under the theme 'Gender and Change: Global Challenges for Africa'. Nordic Africa Days is the biennial international conference of the Nordic Africa Institute. Deadline for the abstracts is April 29th. Read more:

Call for papers to 'IEASA Global Conference'

The Global Conference on Higher Education Internationalisation, held August 22-24 in Kruger National Park, South Africa, is calling for papers focusing on Higher Education Internationalisation with specific reference to its responsibility and influence on local and global matters. Deadline for the papers is April 15th. Read more: 

SARUA Curriculum available for Peer Review

The SARUA Curriculum Innovation Network (SCIN) has published draft outlines for modules which make up the initial SARUA Master's curriculum in Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Those wishing to participate in the network can register to become a member of the Peer Review Group. The next opportunity for review will be in mid-2016. Read more: 

Shades of Africa e-book 

Shades of Africa publication showcases the high-quality research on Modern Africa based on long-term collaboration between the Nordic and African communities, published by NAI. The publication is available in e-book form

Call for proposals for 'Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme'

The new 'Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme' offering support to African HEIs for the organisation and implementation of mobility and staff within the continent is calling for proposals. In particular, the programme funds partnerships between HEIs from different countries in Africa. The deadline for the proposals is June 15th. Read more

VUT participates in international collaboration

Vaal University of Technology (VUT) is collaborating with the University of Wismar in Germany and Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST, Nam). The main objectives of the 'Voice of Business' collaboration is to create a partnership between industry and universities, incorporate problem-based learning in the curricula, enhance the employability of students, and promote and strengthen internationalisation. Read more

First Women in Computing Conference held in Namibia

Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), University of Namibia (UNAM) and Google organised the first-ever 'Women in Computer Conference' which was attended by more than 200 women from different backgrounds and interests. The topics focused on retention and providing role models to graduates and students. Read more:

INSPIRE promotes innovation and entrepreneurship

INSPIRE is an Erasmus Mundus 2 -project that grants scholarships to North-South Africa student and researcher exchanges. At the moment 75 scholarships have been granted to South Africans and 20 to EU applicants. Read more

DUT receives visitors from Germany

An international delegation from Humboldt University, Germany, visited Durban University of Technology (DUT) in a bid to form a partnership between the universities. The delegation were travelling with a group of students and were especially interested in special economic development and energy development. Read more

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Framework updated

The ESSENCE on Health Research collaboration has released their updated publication 'Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for research capacity strengthening'. The framework was used at the Research Impact Assessment workshop of the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association February 21-24th. Read more:

UNILUS Executive MBA first of its kind in Zambia

The new Executive MBA in Leadership and Wealth Creation began in January 2016 at the University of Lusaka (UNILUS). The objective of the programme is to train leaders on how to create wealth for nations by borrowing principles from academia and practices from other fields. The programme is first of its kind in Zambia. Read more: 

LiU to offer fast-track training to recently arrived teachers

Linköping University (LiU) is one of the six Swedish universities that will offer fast-track training for teachers that have recently come to the country. The track will be a 26-week course that focuses on the organisation and operation of the Swedish school system. The course will be taught mainly in Arabic and includes an internship. Read more: 

UTA launches competition to promote Open Access publishing

University of Tampere (UTA) is organising a competition to encourage reserachers to use Open Access publishing and to increase the amount of monographies and anthologies. First five manuscripts will be published for free and will receive the book layout and cover design for free, as well. Read more:

IEEE EmergiTech 2016 in Mauritius August 1-6

The 2016 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Innovative Business Practices for the Transformation of Societies (IEEE EmergiTech 2016) will be held August 1-6 in Mauritius. The conference focuses on emerging technologies. Read more: 

Aarhus and Helsinki collaborate in doctoral training

The graduate schools of Health in Aarhus University (AU) and Helsinki Universities have agreed on a partnership in doctoral training. The new partnership expands the existing collaboration between the universities and includes activities such as the exchange of PhD students, faculty and staff and joint superivision and courses. Read more: 

CPUT and UU collaboration in international consortium

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and Uppsala University (UU) have formed a consortium with South African and European universities to share knowledge. The consortium is composed of UU, CPUT, University of Western Cape (UWC), University of Fort Hare (UFH), Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), University of the Free State (UFS), Edinburgh University, Valladolid University and University of Zululand. Read more:

Southern African universities collaborate on Earth Observation

18 universities across the Southern African Development Community converged on the NUST (Nam) campus for the Regional Training Workshop for Universities, focusing on various aspects of Earth Observation technology. The workshop follows the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2002. Read more: 

New Master's Degree at CPUT as part of PEESA project

CPUT has introduced a new Master's degree programme as part of the European Union Programme on Energy Efficiency in Southern Africa (PEESA). The objective of the programme is to introduce advanced curricula at African partner universities and develop a methodology for curriculum design. Read more: 

HiB And UKZN sign a MOU

Bergen University College and University of KwaZulu-Natal signed a MOU connected to cooperation in Teacher Education in March.

North and South meet in geography education workshop

On the initiative of University of Limpopo (UL), participants from UL, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Sol Plaatjie University, University of Swaziland, University of Lupane and Bergen University College (HiB) met in a workshop March 3-8th to analyze findings from South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Norway in a comparative Geography education textbook and pedagogy project.

UniPID launches Docnet

The Finnish University Partnership for International Development (UniPID) network has launched Docnet, a new nationwide initiative to support development research doctoral training. UniPID DocNet supports the interdisciplinary training and networking of doctoral students in development research. The initiative was launched February 10th. Read more: 

INTE 2016 Conference in Vienna, Austria July 13-15

The International Conference on New Horizons in Education will be held in Vienna, Austria on July 13-15. Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit proposals for oral, poster and video presentations that offer new research and theoretical contributions in the field of education. Read more: 

New NAI Publication

Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa: Development without Democracy

Edited by Tobias Hagmann and Filip Reyntjens

Further details.