There is now a new opportunity to apply for parking by the BB building or “on the roof”, as it is also called. You send the application to Lars Mossefinn. Anyone have parking there now must also reapply. Deadline 23 January.
The upcoming autumn’s most important day is, without a doubt, this year’s Exam and Teaching Seminar. Here is the program (in Norwegian). The seminar is mandatory for all lecturers at K2. Sign up here before August 25.
Exams are over, public defenses completed, and a long summer vacation is awaiting most of us. On behalf of the leader group, I would like to thank the institute’s employees for their continuous efforts to teach, publish and develop the academic disciplines they represent. For all of this to run smoothly, we must have daily routines that functioning. Both the administration and the study section are continuously working to improve these routines to make life easier for you. Klaus and Lars in the K2-reception are acknowledged for always helping out with all kinds of small and big jobs.
We can now report half way into 2014 that the K2 budget is in balance, although still very tight as we have to set aside funds pay debts from 2013. Despite these difficulties we will be able to allocate more funds to the PhD and postdocs. If the current situation prevails, we will be able to renew about 50% of vacant positions. The recruitment process we have had this spring will provide the priorities for future recruitment.
The basis of our existence is the teaching of students enrolled in the professional studies and in the bachelor and master programs. We now have a special focus on teaching and will propose several actions in order to enhance teaching quality. One such action is K2’s teaching award, which is announced in this issue of K2nytt. Other efforts will be presented and discussed at the teaching seminar scheduled for September 17, where all K2-lecturers are expected to participate.
However, first and foremost I hope everyone enjoys a nice summer vacation
Link to statutes for education award (in norwegian)
The Bergen Postgraduate School of Clinical Medical Research will arrange a new course in clinical practice for PhD-candidates (GCP901) autumn 2014.
Course schedule is:
23.06, at 08.30 – 12.00
25.09, at 08.30 – 16.00
03.10, at 09.00 – 11.00
On 25.09 the lectures are joint with Helse-Bergen’s GCP-course.
Completed course will yield one course credit.
Sign up in StudentWeb by September 1.
Click here to read more about the course.
“CCBIO Research School for Cancer Studies” will officially open on 11.9 at 1 pm in Auditorium 2, BB-Building.
Cancer researcher Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale will give a talk.
Mark your calendars right away, more details will follow.
Follow us on the CCBIO website.
The library offers courses in literature searching and handling of references
The courses are aimed at employees and students at University of Bergen and Haukeland University Hopsital. The courses are free of charge.
Autumn 2014 courses are offered in:
– PubMed & EMBASE
– Literature searching within knowledge based practice
– EndNote – course for beginners and refresher course
Click here for complete course programme with dates and information on how to sign up (In Norwegian).
If other seminars or courses are desired at the section, the library may be contacted. Click here for more information (In Norwegian).
On Thursday August 14, the network in the lab-building will be unavailable in periods between 6 am and 8 am due to replacement and upgrade of network-switcher.
The work will begin on floors 1-2-3 at 6 am, then floors 4-5-6, and finally there will be a new shut down off the network for one of the four switches serving floors 7-8-9 for installment of the correct part.
This last task will affect the same systems which suffered the longest shut down last time. All work will be completed by 8 am.
Lise Gundersen, senior scientist at K2, and Ingvild Aukrust, postdoc at K2, have written an article which is published in Bergens Tidende. The article discusses diabetes in Latino Americans. Click here to read the article (In Norwegian).