Tag Archives: 23/2014

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:

Fedmedagen 2014

The Obesity Day (Fedmedagen) is an interdisciplinary seminar for all who do research on obesity and metabolic diseases. This year it will be held on October 2. Program and information will be given on a later date.

Do you wish to hold a presentation? Deadline for sending in abstracts is June 15.
Registration before July 1.
Registration and abstract should be sent to Christine Haugen.
The seminar is free of charge, and lunch will be served to those who have registered.

Have you started developing e-learning?

Eva GerdtsThere is a need to implement new, student-activating teaching and learning methods. The medical faculties are collaborating on a national platform for e-learning resources (in Norwegian). It is important that we here at K2 contribute so that this website becomes a good e-learning resource for our students. There is much pre-made content already available online for medical examination techniques and methods. In order to get ideas, you may, for instance, see Oxford Medical Education or Geeky Medics or Youtube. Several producers of web content have granted MOF permission to reuse their material. Have you found something which may be used in your student teaching, and wish to have this dubbed in Norwegian language or have comments added? You may then contact Eirik Dalheim who will clarify copyright issues and other formalities. Eirik will also assist you in adjusting the contents to your needs. Remember that all course changes must be approved by the person in charge of the course.

Good luck!


COST – New researcher network for biomedical and health research


COST is a European network organisation of which most of the countries in Europe (including Norway and all the EU-nations) are members. An important task for COST is to improve European research cooperation by initiating scientific networks (called “COST-actions”).

General information about COST you can find here (in Norwegian) and here.
Summaries about the COST-actions you can find here.

The Norwegian Research Council is coordinating the process concerning the Norwegian participation in COST-actions. If you are interested send this form to Hans Hellebostad.

Public defence week 24

bruun_mikalsenIngvild Bruun Mikalsen will have her public defence on Friday June 13, 2014.
Trial lecture: Friday June 13, 2014, 09:15
Topic: «Design og gjennomføring av anerkjente multisenterstudier i barnepopulasjoner – styrker og svakheter»
Public defence: Friday June 13, 2014, 10:30
Place: Aula 2nd floor, South Building, Stavanger University Hospital
Title of dissertation: «Asthma, atopy and lung function at 11 years of age after bronchiolitis in infancy»
1st opponent: Professor Søren Pedersen, Syddansk Universitet, Odense
2nd opponent:
Professor Britt Nakstad, Universitetet i Oslo
Poster and press release (both in Norwegian)

Announcement of competence funding for the technician group (permanent employees) at K2

Announcement of competence funding for the technician group (permanent employees) at K2. As part of the modification of the technician group, 50 000 NOK has been budgeted autum 2014 for competence improvement of technical staff with permanent positions at K2.


  1. The need must be professionally relevant and supported by research group leader.
  2. The research group must contribute with 50 % of the costs related to the competence improvement.

Written application should be submitted to Synnøve Myhre by October 01st.