Interest organization for all PhD students and postdocs at UiB

In cooperation with The Association of Doctoral Organizations in Norway (SiN) and their local affiliations, UiB wish to establish a local interest organization for all PhD students and postdocs (including young researchers with temporary positions) at the university.

The main aims with this organization will be to:

  • develop a common forum for PhD candidates and postdocs at UiB, for both scientific/academic and social interaction.
  • help PhD coordinators to serve as a link between the University Management and Administration on one side, and PhD candidates and postdocs on the other side.
  • contribute to the scientific and academic development of PhD candidates and postdocs at UiB, through seminars and courses.

As a PhD candidate or postdoctoral fellow at UiB,

  • are you missing a forum to discuss with other PhDs and postdocs across faculties?
  • are you missing social activities to meet other PhDs/postdocs?
  • are you aware of your rights and responsibilities as a temporary employee?
  • do you know whom to contact with questions regarding your contract?
  • would you like to attend seminars and courses to further develop academically and scientifically (topics such as career development, open access and open science, PhD with kids, equality policies)?

If so, a local interest organization for all PhD students and postdocs at UiB may help you.

You can show your interest for the existence of such an organization by becoming a member of the Facebook group PhD students and Post-Docs at UiB. If you do not have a Facebook account, or you do not wish to join this group, but you are still interested in learning more, please contact Ronja Hesthammer, and she will forward you information by email.

You may also join the information meeting on 9 October, where representatives from SiN and the other local organizations will share information about how they work at other universities, and what we can do here at UiB.

Time: 9 October at. 17.
Venue: Auditorium 128, Bjørn Christiansens hus, Christies gate 12.

Best regards,
Ronja Hesthammer
SiN contact at UiB

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