INORMS 2023 Pre-Congress Study Tour of Southern Africa May 21-29

INORMS 2023 Pre-Congress Study Tour of Southern Africa May 21-29

INORMS 2023 Pre-Congress Study Tour of Southern Africa May 21-29

Global Challenges from a RMA perspective

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Event date: May 21-29, 2023

Location: Johannesburg, Gaborone, Cape Town, Durban

Registration:  The deadline to express your firm interest is January 15, 2023; please click here to fill in the form. We need to reach a minimum of 12 registrants by the deadline for the tour to go ahead. Two days after the deadline, you will be informed of your participation and will receive information on what hotels and flights to book. 

In conjunction with the INORMS 2023 Congress in Durban South Africa, May 30 - June 2, 2023, EARMA, SARIMA, and DARMA have arranged a pre-congress study tour to outstanding research institutions of Southern Africa.

Participants of the INORMS Congress are invited to join the study tour for a unique opportunity to meet and share knowledge between international and Southern African colleagues.

The professional theme of the tour is Global Challenges, Innovation and Research Impact

The aim is to:

• get a better understanding of global challenges and perspectives in Research Management and Administration; to establish links with colleagues in Southern Africa

• expand the knowledge about and potential of research in Southern Africa from the research support side

• strengthen the awareness of SDG and the need for increased global collaboration and

• establish an insight into the innovative research and innovation environments in Southern Africa.


What to expect?

We will visit universities, research councils, and meet research intensive companies with a focus on innovation. We will participate in meetings and seminars with colleagues in the region. 


The tour’s impact

The impact of the study tour is to ensure a mutual benefit for the participating members and the host institutions. We will build a better understanding of mutual strengths, opportunities and stronger relations between research administrators to enhance international research collaboration and remove administrative barriers to research mobility.


Study Tour preliminary Program 21-29 May 2023

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Monday May 22 09:00
Tuesday May 23 09:00 – 15:00

Visit to universities and innovation organisations in Johannesburg and Witswatersrand – e.g. the University of Johannesburg*, University of Witswatersrand* and others.


Wednesday May 24 09:00 – 15:00

Open University of Botswana*, University of Botswana and others.

Cape Town

Thursday May 25 12:00
Friday May 26 09:00
Monday May 29 09:00 – 12:00

University of Cape Town*, Stellenbosch University*, University of Western Cap*, and others.


 Monday May 29 18:50


Participation in the 9th INORMS Congress, Durban, May 30 – June 2, 2023

* Confirmed host universities


Practical information


• Registration fee: App €1,750 - The exact registration fee will be kept as low as possible and will be available as soon as possible.

• The registration fee includes: Accommodation including breakfast from May 22-30, flight and ground transportation during the site visits, all lunches and a welcome dinner on Sunday May 21.

• Participants will cover their own cost for transport to South Africa and our starting point Johannesburg and after the INORMS Congress from Durban to their home. Food is not included.

• Participants are responsible for meeting any visa requirements and insurance.



• The tour can go ahead for a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 20 delegates plus the organisers. We aim at securing broad professional and international participation with representation from as many countries and institutions as possible. The group will be assembled to meet those requirements.               

For more information, please contact EARMA's Head of Events and key organiser of the tour, Johanna Roodt at