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Do University of Bergen and the health trusts cooperate well enough?

As an employee at the University of Bergen and Haukeland University Hospital for almost 25 years, I have been able to participate in and witness a fantastic research and competence building in our institutions. The many colleagues who are employed in so-called dual positions (both UiB and HUH) are in many ways the hubs of this collaboration and those who drive clinical research forward. Although the cooperation is good, there is also “debris in the machinery”.

Different salary models in recruitment positions between those who are employed at UiB and the health trust are a source of a potential conflicts as people who have the same type of job and function can end up with very different salaries. The previously sought-after part-time positions at UiB are no longer so attractive. Colleagues experience that they get a lot more work and stress without the department facilitating research and teaching. If a part-time UiB-position lead to reduced workplan at the hospital, the recent salary increase to these postion is being “eaten up”. There are many who now ask themselves the question – do I want this?

I call for a better climate of cooperation. We should not be competitors – our opponents are the research and teaching environments in Oslo, Trondheim and Tromsø. We in Western Norway need to cooperate more and become more competitive on the national and international arena. Perhaps a working group can take a closer look at how cooperation can be improved in concrete terms.


Vice head of K2

Information about new system and closure of Pagaweb

Please note in particular that during the transition to the new system on 1st January 2021, SAP, you will lose access to Pagaweb. Salary slips from 2020 or earlier will unfortunately not be available in the new self-service portal from DFØ. You can also not log in to Pagaweb after the New Year.

If necessary, you must therefore download your old payslips before the New Year, as well as any other historical information you think you might need.

Relevant information about the new system can be found here (regretfully Norwegian only):


Frameworks to enhance research quality at UiB

The project «Frameworks to enhance research quality», UiB FRAM, will examine the frameworks for research quality and artistic development work in the academic environments at the University of Bergen.

A survey will be sent out to all academic staff members at the University of Bergen. The aim is to examine how, as an institution, we can make provisions so that academic communities at UiB have framework conditions that ensure high quality research, and to look at how we can work to ensure strong framework conditions in the future.

By participating in the survey, you have an opportunity to share your experiences of what works well and where improvement is needed.

Scholarships within the framework of UN Young Researcher’s Grant.

20 scholarships of 1000€ each are offered to the students within the framework of UN Young Researcher’s Grant.

Application requirements:

– applicant is not eligible for other scholarship programs like ERASMUS (e.g. length of stay under 2 months)

– possible mobility period is between the 1st April, 2021 and 31st March, 2022,

– length of stay abroad – 1 – 6 months.

– application deadline –  5th February (as always the universities can set a different internal application deadline, so that the nominated students could be sent to the Task Force before 12th February)

All UN universities are asked to promote the mobility scheme among their students and young researchers. For details and the application form please refer to the UN website https://www.utrecht-network.org/activities/young-researchers-grant/

New publications

Here are recent publications with contributions from K2 based on last week’s search on PubMed (and optionally articles that have not been included in previous lists). This time the list includes in total 9 recent publications. The entries appear in the order they were received from NCBI. If you have publications that are not included in this or previous lists, please send the references to Oda Barth Vedøy.

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