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  • SANORD 2017 Conference, Zimbabwe: Universities and Technology Transfer

    Dato: 29. nov 2017, 09:00 - 01. des 2017, 17:00
    Sted: Elephant Hills Resort, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    The role of universities in Research and Technology transfer to improve the livelihoods in Southern Africa

    This is the theme of the SANORD CONFERENCE 2017 in Nust, Zimbabwe. Sub-themes are as follows:

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

    View conference flyer (pdf)

    Find full programme and important dates on Conference website

  • Profesjonene i digitaliseringens tid – tar maskinene over?

    Dato: 14. des 2017, 09:00 - 14. des 2017, 16:00
    Sted: Athene, Pilestredet 46

    Velkommen til Senter for profesjonsstudiers årskonferanse 2017
    Torsdag 14. desember kl. 09.00 – 16.00, i Athene, Pilestredet 46
    Profesjonene i digitaliseringens tid – tar maskinene over?

  • Knowledge for our common future – Norwegian Universities and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    Dato: 08. feb 2018, 10:00 - 09. feb 2018, 16:00
    Sted: University of Bergen

    Conference programme (pdf)The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represents a tremendous challenge to knowledge. Most of the 17 goals appeals to the need for new research. The goals, it is argued, can only be realized through a close link between «knowledge and politics».

    When the University of Bergen now tries to gather the higher education sector in Norway for a conference on the SDG, the purpose is to make the universities a relevant actor in the ongoing debate about and implementations of the SDGs.

    We want to show where we already have types of best practice that can contribute to the realization of the SDGs and be an inspiration to other universities, whether it be in teaching, research or mediation of knowledge to society.

    But the SDGs also provides an opportunity. Universities need to change curriculum and teaching, to interact better with the rest of the educational system, and mediate to society relevant knowledge about the SDGs.

    At the conference in Bergen we hope to create a space for broad participation in a debate about how universities may become important actors in the implementation of the SDGs at home, but also, perhaps most importantly, globally.

    We hope information about this conference can be spread around at your institution and dates noted.

    All question about conference can be directed to anja.myrtveit(a) and kristin.svartveit(a)

  • Conference: Methods in Applied Ethics

    Dato: 19. apr 2018, 09:00 - 20. apr 2018, 16:00
    Sted: NTNU, Trondheim

    Conference date: April 19–20, 2018
    Submission deadline: January 15, 2018

    Conference venue: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway

    Key Note Speakers:

    • Jonathan Wolff (Oxford)
    • Helga Varden (Illinois)


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