Hearing Reply – Regulations on appointment for the position of Associate professor and Professor

SiN has recently replied to a hearing on regulations about the appointment to the position of Associate Professor and Professor. The new regulation puts a higher emphasis on the ‘competence in teaching’ as criteria for the recruitment. SiN supports that competence beyond the minimum requirement should count as the position of associate professor/professor is usually a position where the time spent between research and teaching is distributed to 50% each. However, SiN also suggests that in order to make it fair and practical; candidates should be given the opportunity to acquire and demonstrate this competence through an academic career path.

Click read more for our full hearing reply (in Norwegian), or see the pdf document here.

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Setting up of UiBdoc in Bergen

After months of constant efforts, SiN board feels accomplished with the creation of the Association of Doctoral students at University of Bergen (UiBdoc). During our last meeting, SiN board members teamed up with a highly enthusiastic representation from the doctoral students of UiB; overseeing the creation of the first official UiBdoc board. The main activates involved a detailed discussion on the preliminary draft of the UiBdoc constitution, organizing the official election of the board members and an informal discussion with the newly elected board sharing our personal experiences working as a member of the local interest organization. After the successful meeting at Bergen, SiN is eagerly looking forward to welcoming a new member to our group.


Gearing for the upcoming Board meeting in Bergen

The board members are geared up for the upcoming half-yearly meeting in Bergen. The consistent efforts of our board members and the local  Ph.D group bears results, as we move one step closer to our vision of creating an interest organization at the University of Bergen. Looking forward to a productive meeting.


SiN efforts at University of Bergen

The board members of SiN organized an informative session at the University of Bergen about setting up an interest organization for Ph.D and Postdocs. The significant turnout at the sessions demonstrated an overwhelming enthusiasm among the Ph.D students UiB. This was followed by an interactive session with the Ph.D and Postdocs of UiB. As an umbrella organization of the ITM’s for Universities in Norway, SiN is fully committed to provide all possible assistance to the doctoral students of UiB to oversee their own interest organization take shape.


Press release

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 press release can be found in Norwegian here.
The new board members are also presented on our board pages available here.


Invitation SiN AGM 2015

Hi folks!

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.

SiN AGM 2015 – Invitation