SiN is part of the umbrella organization EURODOC.


EURODOC is the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers. It is an international federation of 35 national organisations of PhD candidates, and more generally of young researchers from 34 countries of the European Union and the Council of Europe.

EURODOC’s objectives are:

  • To represent doctoral candidates and junior researchers at the European level in matters of education, research, and professional development of their careers.
  • To advance the quality of doctoral programmes and the standards of research activity in Europe.
  • To promote the circulation of information on issues regarding young researchers; organise events, take part in debates and assist in the elaboration of policies about Higher Education and Research in Europe.
  • To establish and promote co-operation between national associations representing doctoral candidates and junior researchers within Europe.

EURODOC was founded in Girona (Spain) on February 2nd 2002. Since 2005, Eurodoc has its seat in Brussels, Belgium.

More on EURODOC can be found on here

Member organisations

There are many local organisations at different universities all over Norway that represent PhDs, post-docs and other temporary staff locally. We are in contact with them, but if you need help locally, they are the people to contact. If your local university does not have such an organisation and you would like to start one, please contact us, we would love to help you with that.


DION is an interest organisation that works with issues related to PhD candidates at NTNU. DION was founded on February 29th 1996.


UiODoc (UiO)

UiODoc is a forum for PhD students, postdocs, and other temporary employees at the University of Oslo.

UiODoc is a resource and impetus for the common interests of this group. UiODoc will work to improve the group’s work situation, as well as its social and economic interests. The forum will also work to create meeting places for its members, and for its members and industry, research institutions and other relevant employers for young researchers. Any member of this group are free to join in on our events and meetings.



SoDoC (Society of Doctoral Candidates at NMBU) is a free and non-political, non-religious interest organization for Ph.D. candidates receiving doctoral education at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

SoDoC was established on February 1st, 2016 when the former PhD organizations as Campus Ås and Adamstua, FODOS and DIOV, merged. The purpose of SoDoC is to secure the interests of doctoral students at NMBU. The organization is concerned with issues of common interest to doctoral students as a group.



Tromsø Doctoral Students (TODOS) is an interest organisation that works to improve the general welfare of PhD candidates registered at The University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway. TODOS does this by adopting a double-folded perspective on the PhD candidates’ activity at UiT: their academic working environment and their social life.



UiSDC is primarily an academic and social forum, contributing towards a good research environment in Stavanger. As an interest organisation, UiSDC also represents the doctoral candidates in different decision-making and administrative bodies at UiS.

UiSDC represents all registered research fellows and doctoral candidates associated with UiS. While some activities take place at the faculties, like faculty PhD-gatherings, UiSDC can also be contacted if there is a need to organise activities across faculties.


KunststipendiatForum (KHiO)

KunststipendiatForum is the interest organisation for artistic research fellows in Norway, within the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme.



Interest organisation for doctoral candidates at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NiH) in Oslo.


UiBdoc (UIB)

UiBdoc is a non-profit interest organization for PhDs, postdocs and other temporary scientific staff at the University of Bergen (UiB). Our ambitions include connecting people from across UiB, assisting our members with career development, influencing university policy in favor of our members and connecting our members that experience issues with the right support.


PhD-forum (OsloMet)

The PhD forum is a central forum for PhD candidates at OsloMet. The tasks and purpose of the forum is to raise issues that concern PhD candidates’ professional development and general working conditions. The topics dealt with by the PhD forum are of general character i.e. issues that are relevant to all PhD candidates.

The council also select PhD representatives to The PhD Committee (Doktorgradsutvalget (DGU)) and The Committee for Research and Professional Development (utvalget for forskning og utvikling (FOU)) at the institutional level.