Daily Archives: Friday September 5th, 2014

What is required in order to be a good lecturer?

Eva GerdtsThe autumn’s most important day is approaching: The K2 Exam and teaching seminar. At the registration deadline 69 lecturers had signed up for the annual supplementary training, which is one of K2’s most important efforts to elevate the teaching quality. What is actually required in order to be a good lecturer? Completed training in pedagogical competence? This is a demand for lecturers in principal employment, but not for the many lecturers employed temporarily or in co-positions. Is it important to implement e-learning tools? Or is it better to bring chalk along, so that one may use the blackboard in the auditorium? Is it perhaps most important that one learns how to upload pdf-versions of the lecture notes at My Page? Or is obtaining higher salary subsequent to the local salary negotiations what provides inspiration to do a good job as lecturer? Well, this, and many other issues, you may ponder and discuss with colleagues interested in teaching at Hotel Terminus on Wednesday 17.09.14. We begin with lunch at 12.


SIU – new calls

SIU is announcing funding for cooperation in five different programs targeting higher education cooperation with the BRIKS-nations, Japan, South-Korea and North-America.
General information about the calls.

The calls:

Falch-Lecture 2014

Francoise Barrè-SinoussiThe lecture will be given by Professor and Nobel Prize winner Francoise Barrè-Sinoussi as part of the honorary seminar on HIV/AIDS for Professor Birgitta Åsjø. Time and place: Friday September 12, at 13:00-16:30 in Store Auditorium, Central Building, Haukeland University Hospital. Program (in Norwegian).

Suggestions for candidates for Helse-Vest’s Research Prize and Innovation Prize 2014

Helse_Vest_logoAs part of Helse-Vest’s research conference, which will take place in Bergen on October 30 and 31, there will, as in previous years, be awarded two research prizes. The two prizes are Helse-Vest’s Research Prize 2014 and Helse-Vest’s Innovation prize 2014. Helse-Vest and Det regionale samarbeidsorganet (the Western Norway Regional Health Authority) want suggestions for candidates deserving the two prizes. Deadline for suggesting candidates is set at September 15, 2014. For more information (in Norwegian).The prizes will be awarded at the research conference.

Information meeting about chemicals

KjemikalierThe Office of Purchasing is holding an information meeting about the new framework agreement for chemicals ANSK-2034-13, and Sigma Aldrich will be there to talk about new products, tips about how to use the catalog, etc. The meeting will be held Wednesday September 10th at 09:00-12:00, in Realfagsbygget auditorium 2.