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:
Minutes of the SiN board meeting hold on Monday, May 19th 2014
The last Annual General Meeting held in Oslo came up with new statutes for SiN. They were approved by the members representing the different organizations who were present at the AGM. A pdf document eith the statutes can be found in our website.
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 (email@example.com) as soon as possible if you would like to attend the AGM.
Two representatives from SiN recently participated in the Annual General Meeting of EURODOC, the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers.
EURODOC is an international federation of 35 national doctoral organisations from the European Union and the Council of Europe. EURODOC’s objective is to represent doctoral candidates and junior researchers at the European level in matters of education, research and professional development of their careers.
If you want to know more about EURODOC’s work you can visit their website, and read EURODOC’s Annual Report for 2013-2014. EURODOC also has a mailing-list and several workgroups that all Ph.D. candidates and PostDocs in Norway are more than welcome to join!