About SiN

The Association of Doctoral Organisations in Norway, or SiN for short, was officially founded in Oslo, in January 26th 2003. SiN is a joint committee of local organisations for doctoral candidates and post doctors at Norwegian colleges and universities. Currently there are 9 local member organisations.

The SiN Executive Board advocates on behalf of its members to gain resources for their benefit, allocates resources among them and arbitrates among them and any other involved parties. In general, SiN oversees member unions’ activities and is the governing body of the doctoral organisation in Norway.

SiN is a network promoting contacts between its member organisations and expressing joint opinions on political issues concerning education and research, and other issues relevant to the member organisations.


  • Focus on the quality and the accomplishment of the projects in order to secure a good doctoral program
  • Financing
  • Supervision
  • Work conditions that promote the recruitment of good candidates to research

SiN is a free and politically independent organisation. The board is comprised of between three and seven volunteers, elected at the Annual General Meeting, and carries out SiN’s daily activity in close contact with its member organisations. SiN is a member of The European Council of Doctoral Candidates EURODOC. Read more in our statutes 2014.