As it can be read recently in the news, iranian students and workers in Norway are having issues with their visas due to a new agreement of the government in order to protect policies of spying and spreading information about weapons. Iranians affected by this have started a group called SEDAI: https://www.facebook.com/SEDAI.Event?fref=ts. They plan to sue the government since the reason for rejection are not specific enough, so they are trying to build themselves up as an association to be able to open a bank account and take the case to the court.
DION and SiN (The Association of Doctoral Organizations in Norway) have issued a statement to show our support for the Iranian PhD candidates at NTNU who have got their visa applications rejected.
Read the statement:
Do you want to know more about what SiN is doing? The SiN Annual Report 2013-2014 is now available!
Since the last AGM SiN has arranged 6 board meetings and 1 workshop. SiN has replied to 2 hearings from KD, participated in a UHR working group, arranged a meeting with NSO, held presentations at 2 events, and applied for financial support from KD.
In 2013/2014 SiN was represented at a national level in the board of the Research Committee of UHR, and at a European level by participation in EURODOC AGM. SiN was also present at major national events concerning research politics in Norway.
Want to join SiN? Come to our AGM on Wednesday 7th of May at UiO!
The SiN AGM 2014 will take place Wednesday 7th of May from 10:00 – 17:00 at the Blindern Campus of the University of Oslo. The meeting is open to all PhD candidates and Post-docs in Norway. The program and agenda for the meeting can be found here.
Attending the SiN AGM is a great opportunity to learn more about SiN and what SiN can do for PhD candidates and Post-docs at your university/university college.
Please notify the SiN-board (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible if you would like to attend the AGM.