About SiN

The Association of Doctoral Organisations in Norway, or SiN for short, is a free and politically independent organization. SiN in as an umbrella organization for interest organizations for doctoral candidates and/or early career researchers (such as Post docs) at Norwegian higher educational institutions. Its goal is to ensure PhDs and post-docs’ academic rights.

The organization functions as a network promoting contact and sharing of experiences and best practices between its member organizations. In addition, the organization expresses the joint opinion of its member organizations on political issues concerning education, research and other issues of relevance for the member organizations.

SiN aims to be an important national actor in all matters concerning doctoral candidates and post doctors nationally. Among our specific areas of concentration are mental health, career inside and outside academia, open science, and mobility, and working conditions of doctoral candidate and post doctors in general.

A new board is elected at the Annual General Meeting each year, and carries out SiN’s daily activity in close contact with its member organisations.

SiN was officially founded in Oslo, in January 26th 2003, and currently we have 9 local member organizations, thus also representing about 90% of all PhDs in Norway today.

SiN is a member of The European Council of Doctoral Candidates EURODOC