SANORD Conference 2017

The Role of Universities In Research & Knowledge Transfer To Improve The Livelihoods In Southern Africa

28 November - 1 December 2017
Elephant Hills, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

About SANORD- NUST 2017

Conference Theme

“The role of Universities in Research and Technology transfer to improve the livelihoods in Southern Africa”

Conference Sub-Themes

  • Challenges faced by universities in attracting  international funding for research.
  • Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) in transforming university research outputs
  • Role of Researchers in the Southern African Diaspora in fostering multinational collaborative research
  • Challenges to SADC  and Nordic countries in commercialization and implemantation of research outputs
  • The role of research in improving livelihood and addressing inequalities / access to opportunities
  • New epistemologies and new forms of knowledge within the North-South dialogue and collaboration
  • Adding value to North South collaborations
  • Studies of science, technology and society in post-colonial contexts
  • Understanding health and well-being: Contributions from the social sciences and medical humanities.
  • Climate change – challenges and opportunities for Southern Africa.

All Abstracts and full Papers are to be sent to the following e-mail address:

Partial Travel Support is available for an author (from SADC countries) of an accepted abstract

Important Downloads

Conference Venue

Elephant Hills Resort , Victoria Falls , Zimbabwe

Elephant Hills Resort hotel lies at the top of a hill outside of Victoria Falls affording many of the rooms sweeping views of the Zambezi River across to Zambia. It positions itself on the surrounding riverine bush and its tranquil evergreen setting on the upper Zambezi River belies the might of the Victoria Falls just three kilometres away. Over the years The Elephant Hills Hotel has become a Victoria Falls icon where many visitors have enjoyed the many leisure and conference facilities on offer; most notable of which is the 18 hole golf course which is frequented by an assorted of wildlife.

Important Dates

Call for submission:

20 APR 2017

10 JUN 2017

Registration Opens:

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts

31 JUL 2017

15 AUG 2017

Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts

Registration Closes (Early Bird)

15 OCT 2017

15 NOV 2017

Registration Closes (Late Bird)

First SANORD Administrative Meeting

27 Nov 2017

28 Nov 2017

Second SANORD Administrative Meeting

Conference Begins

28 Nov 2017

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