SiN recently answered a hearing reply for the regulations regarding the new law for state employees (forskrift til lov om statens ansatte). In the regulations the government want to reduce the accrued seniority for PhDs to one year regardless of how much work they’ve put towards finishing it. In our hearing reply we argue to continue the current practice where a 3 year PhD will give you 3 years of seniority, and a 4 year PhD will give you 4 years of seniority. Click read more for our full hearing reply (in Norwegian), or see the pdf document here. Partial translation can be done upon request.
We recently sent out a press release informing about the new board and our intentions to host the Eurodoc annual general meeting & conference in Oslo between 26th – 29th April 2017.
The Annual General Meeting this year will be held in NTNU campus (Trondheim) on Thursday 28th of May. The day after, SiN and DION have the pleasure to invite you to a seminar in “Career, politics and development” with two nice speakers: Hebe Gunnes (NIFU) and Kari Melby (Pro-rector of research, NTNU). Everyone interested in attending, please check information and conditions in the link below (invitation document) and let us know ASAP.
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: