Daily Archives: Friday April 14th, 2023


Vacation 2023

I hope everyone had a nice Easter holiday with friends and family. The weather and snow conditions were some of the best I can remember for the season.

Not everyone takes a holiday at Easter but finds quiet days to be an opportunity to get professional work done or there is a deadline that makes working at Easter necessary. I would like to single out Eystein Husebye and Helge Ræder who sent a comprehensive EU application yesterday and therefore had the impetus for the application during Easter. They received invaluable administrative help from, among others, Corina Guder, Susanna Pakkasmaa, Andreas Westermoen and Håkon Solheim, even on several of the “red days”. I would like to thank everyone in the team for their efforts, and we are crossing our fingers for a good process with a positive outcome!

Finally, I would like to remind you of the vacation accounts for 2023. By 1 May, everyone must register in the Self-Service Portal (https://www.uib.no/en/self-service-portal) which days they plan to take vacation. It is possible to change days afterwards. The most important thing is that the number of days planned is entered. This is not only important for K2 to know when K2’s employees are present or absent, but it has an impact on the budget. Vacation that is not registered or taken will be marked as liabilities in our accounts for 2023 and worsen the financial balance. So, register your planned vacation as soon as possible and by 1 May!

Have a great weekend!

Kreftforeningens hovedutlysning, Forskerprosjekt 2023 -Frist 26. mai

Open Call, Rosa sløyfe, Krefttak mot Kreft og geografisk spredning

The Cancer Society works to fight and prevent cancer, and to ensure the best possible life for cancer patients and their relatives. The Norwegian Cancer Society announces funding for research projects in these thematic areas:

  • Free cancer research (Open Call, NOK 132 million).
  • Breast cancer (Pink ribbon, NOK 29 million).
  • Cancer with spread (Efforts against cancer, NOK 35 million).
  • Cancer research at institutions outside the big cities (NOK 24 million).

For more information on this call: https://nettsoknad.kreftforeningen.no/#call/1522/details

Are you planning to apply to the Norwegian Cancer Society in 2022? Then you must fill in the form below:

Jeg planlegger å søke Kreftforeningen med frist 31. mai

PhD grant writing workshop

The Faculty of Medicine invites all PhD-candidates to a workshop on “How to write a successful grant proposal”.

The workshop will enable PhD-candidates in medicine and sciences to start early with their future research project. Participants will gain insight into the international funding landscape and develop hands-on knowledge by working on their own project proposal.

Target audience: PhD-candidates enrolled at the Faculty of Medicine who want to kick-start their academic career in the nearest future.

The literary genre of a project proposal
Evaluation criteria: excellence, impact, implementation
Curriculum vitae and track record
The funding landscape in Norway and Europe

Speakers: Research advisors at the Faculty of Medicine

Time: The workshop will go over to half-days, with obligatory homework to be submitted on the second day.

Monday 22 May, 10-12 and
Wednesday 24 May, 10-13

Place: Eitri Medical Incubator, Haukelandsbakken 31, Bergen

Course fee: free

Registration deadline 10 May.
Info and registration: PhD grant writing workshop | Faculty of Medicine | UiB

Norwegian Society of Immunology (NSI) Bergen Event

On the 24th of May, Florian Krammer from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, who is an expert in virology, will visit Bergen and give a talk for us. After the talk, we will gather for free pizza, drinks and an engaging (immunology) quiz. Everybody is welcome! Please hold the day and stay tuned for more info!

More info about Florian and his work can be found here.

For NSI, Bergithe (Bergen contact person, NSI) and Anette (board member, NSI) and Rebecka Cox (Leader, Influenza Centre, Bergen)

UiB Læringskonferanse

The Program of University Pedagogy invites you to attend the UiB Læringskonferanse, held at the UiB Studentsenter  on April 25, 2023. The conference will feature keynotes by Cathy Bovill (University of Edinburgh) and Crina Damşa (University of Oslo), a panel discussion with bioCEED, iEarth, & SLATE, and over 40 papers and posters from people at UiB and other institutions. The theme for this year’s conference is Transformative Learning and Teaching.

The UiB Læringskonferanse is free and open to all members of the UiB community. It will an opportunity to learn, discuss, and celebrate transformative and research-based practices in university teaching and learning. We invite all teachers at UiB to attend the conference. The contributions share inquiry on teaching and learning from the UiB community, and presentations on practice and research will focus on student learning through examination of classroom teaching practices, field or practical teaching, use of educational technologies, curriculum revision, use of accessible and inclusive teaching methods, and supervision.

The Læringskonferanse is intended to be an opportunity to connect with a community of teachers and to learn together about transformative teaching practice.

More information about the conference is available here.

The conference is free and open to all and includes lunch and refreshments. Therefore, we do ask that you register by 20. April for catering and planning purposes.

Registrer here.

Upcoming activities in Bergen

One Ocean Week
One Ocean Week is an annual event to create attention, and share knowledge, about the important role the ocean has for sustainable development in a global perspective. 15-21st April there will be conferences, meetings, workshops, and activities.

Bergen City Marathon
Welcome to the Fjordkraft Bergen City Marathon (FBCM) on Saturday 29 April 2023. This is the 11th edition of the FBCM. We are looking forward to a race party on a beautiful and inspiring course. Experience the atmosphere at the start and finish at Bryggen in Bergen, run through Old Bergen, and enjoy the fantastic view from Fjellveien. Read more and sign up here.

Festspillene (Bergen International Festival)
A hub for the Northern European arts scene, the festival has a multifaceted program profile renowned for world premieres and new productions of music, opera, theatre, and dance. The festival is from May 24th to June 7th, you can read more about it here. Interested in volunteering for Festspillene? They are looking for volunteers and it is a great opportunity to expand your network. More information here.


UiB FERD Career Centre for Early-Stage Researchers supports doctoral candidates, postdocs, researchers and assistant professors who are in the early stage of their careers. There are activities every month, so make sure to check them out:
• 27th April 09:00-11:30 – Healthy Working Habits: Time management and writing motivation.
• 28th April 10:15-11:00 – Finding and reusing research data.
• 05th May 09:00-11:00 – How to write a competitive CV for the industry?
• 23rd May 17:00-20:00 – Intermediate level: Improve your academic writing and presentation Skills in English.

Applying for a job in Norway

This seminar will explain the basics about the Norwegian job market, how to build a CV in a Norwegian style, how to read a job advert and how to write the application letter for it, how to prepare for an interview and much more. Both UiB employees and spouses/partners are welcome! The seminar is planned as a physical event and will be held at Dragefjellet skole Seminarrom D, on June 13th from 10.00 to 15.00, with some time afterwards for extra questions. Register here.

Introduction course for new employees

This course is step 2 of our introductory seminars for new international employees. The course will take place on May 25th from 12.30 to 15.30, in Seminar room E at the student centre. The doors open a bit in advance, so you have the chance to have a coffee and snacks and get to know each other. You can register here.

Please complete step 1 (short e-learning course) before attending.

Check your tax return

Your tax return for 2022 is available for review and the deadline to hand it in is April 30th. Make sure to check that your tax information is correct: Tax Return – The Norwegian Tax Administration (skatteetaten.no). You will need MinID to access the assessment and you can order it here. Note that the PIN codes and information will go to the address registered in Folkeregisteret.

Remember that if you have been on the PAYE scheme during 2022, you will not receive a tax return; In June you will receive a receipt for PAYE tax, which shows how much salary and tax your employer has reported to the Tax Administration for the work you did last year.